Florida alleges student loan debt relief scam

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a court action against several student loan debt relief businesses for an alleged scam that tricked consumers into paying upfront fees for services that never were provided. 

The Attorney General's Office has filed the complaint against Integrity Group US Inc., OnlineDoc Prep Inc., Online Student Loan.Org Inc., Student Loan Services.Org Inc., and its owner Thomas Rohan. 

The complaint alleges Rohan persuaded consumers to pay fees upfront in exchange for student loan debt consolidation, loan forgiveness and other services that it did not provide to customers. 

The complaint also alleges Rohan targeted public sector employees, including Palm Beach County teachers to collect up to $999 in fees, violating the state's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.  

According to the Attorney General's Office, the complaint seeks permanent injunctive relief, full restitution as well as civil penalties and fees.  The recent court action marks the latest effort by the Attorney General's Office to target student loan fraud, according to the office. 

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