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Court Order Bars Defendant from Payment Processing

CONTACT: Elliot Burg, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5507

March 1, 2010

A United States District Court in Philadelphia has permanently barred Florida resident Tarzenea Dixon from processing debits from consumers’ bank accounts as part of a consent order settling charges brought by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, six other states and the Federal Trade Commission. According to the original court complaint, a company controlled by Dixon, Your Money Access, LLC, illegally debited millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts between 2004 and 2006, including over $150,000 from Vermonters’ bank accounts, most of which was returned to consumers under a separate settlement with Wachovia Bank. The court order also requires Dixon to comply with the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and various state consumer protection laws, and imposes a monetary judgment of $22 million, which, because of Dixon’s lack of ability to pay, has been suspended.

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