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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, V. ACRO Services LLC, a limited liability company, also d/b/a Capital Compliance Solutions, American Consumer Rights Organization, a corporation, also d/b/a Tristar Consumer Law Organization, First Call Processing LLC, a limited liability company, Music City Ventures, Inc., a corporation, also d/b/a Tri Star Consumer Group, Nashville Tennessee Ventures, Inc., a corporation, also d/b/a Integrity Resolution Group, Reliance Solutions, LLC, a limited liability company, also d/b/a Reliance Services, LLC, Thacker & Associates International LLC, a limited liability company, Consumer Protection Resources, LLC, a limited liability company, Sean Austin, individually and as owner, officer, director, manager, or member of ACRO Services LLC, American Consumer Rights Organization, First Call Processing LLC, Music City Ventures, Inc., Nashville Tennessee Ventures, Inc., Reliance Solutions, LLC, Thacker & Associates Int'! LLC, and Consumer Protection Resources, LLC, John Steven Huffman, a/Ida Steve Huffman, individually and as owner, officer, director, manager, or member of ACRO Services LLC, American Consumer Rights Organization, First Call Processing LLC, Music City Ventures, Inc., Nashville Tennessee Ventures, Inc., Reliance Solutions, LLC, Thacker & Associates Int'! LLC, and Consumer Protection Resources, LLC, and John Preston Thompson, individually and as owner, officer, director, manager, or member of ACRO Services LLC, American Consumer Rights Organization, First Call Processing LLC, Music City Ventures, Inc., Nashville Tennessee Ventures, Inc., Reliance Solutions, LLC, Thacker & Associates Int'! LLC, and Consumer Protection Resources, LLC, Defendants.

Case Summary

The FTC has temporarily shut down a credit card debt relief scheme operated by Sean Austin, John Steven Huffman, and John Preston Thompson and their affiliated companies that allegedly took millions from people by falsely promising to eliminate or substantially reduce their credit card debt.

Since 2019, Austin, Huffman, and Thompson have operated a network of companies incorporated in Tennessee, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming that have worked together as a common enterprise to support the defendants’ deceptive credit card debt relief scheme, the FTC alleged. Their companies have operated under multiple names such as ACRO Services, American Consumer Rights Organization, Consumer Protection Resources, Reliance Solutions, Thacker & Associates, and Tri Star Consumer Group.