CFLA Illegal Fees Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This resolves a lawsuit against Certified Forensic Loan Auditors, LLC, Certified Forensic Loan Auditors, LLC (TX) and two individuals that was brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) a government agency designed to protect consumers. The complaint alleged that CFLA charged illegal advance fees for mortgage-assistance relief and for financial advisory services, in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, and engaged in deceptive and abusive practices.

Docket Number:

CV 19-07722-ODW (JEMx)

Company: Certified Forensic Loan Auditors, LLC

Filing Deadline: January 16, 2023

Class Period: July 1, 2014 to July 20, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: July 20, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide proof of the fees you paid to CFLA.


You may be eligible if you are a consumer who paid CFLA fees between July 1, 2014 and July 20, 2020.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Refunds for fees paid.
Also, CFLA and one of the individual defendants are permanently banned from providing mortgage assistance relief services and financial advisory services.

Total Settlement Amount: $3 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Claim Form: CFPB-CFLA Claim Form

Case Name: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Certified Forensic Loan Auditors, LLC

Settlement Website: CFPB-CFLA Website

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Civil Penalty Fund Third-Party Administrator
P.O. Box 6909
Portland, OR 97228-6909

Tags: Fees Fines Penalties Etc., Unlawful Fees