If you paid a fee to Burlington Financial Group on or after January 1, 2016, through June 29, 2021, you may be entitled to a payment under the terms of a federal lawsuit.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, also known as the CFPB, is a government agency responsible for enforcing laws that protect consumers. The CFPB sued Burlington Financial Group, LLC, Richard W. Burnham, Sang Yi, and Katherine Ray Burnham (collectively “Burlington Financial Group”). The Bureau alleged that Burlington Financial and its principals used telemarketing to solicit consumers with false promises that Burlington’s services would eliminate their credit-card debts and improve their credit scores. The Bureau alleged that Burlington and its principals charged advance fees for debt-relief and credit-repair services in violation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and engaged in deceptive acts or practices to market and sell Burlington’s services in violation of the TSR and Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010.
If you believe you are an eligible victim of Burlington Financial Group and you did not already receive a check from the CFPB for this case, you have the option to file a claim to receive a payment. You may download a claim form or request one by calling our toll-free line at 1-800-507-6157. All claims must be postmarked by August 3, 2023. You can email the claim form and your scanned documentation to Burlington_info@cfpbconsumerprotection.org or you can mail it to us at:
CFPB v. Burlington Financial Group
Civil Penalty Fund Third-Party Administrator
P.O. Box 4274
Portland, OR 97208-4274
For more information on this lawsuit, please visit www.cfpb.gov/payments/Burlington. To learn more about the CFPB and other CFPB related matters, please visit the CFPB’s website at www.consumerfinance.gov.