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"The Department has consistently stated that its goal is to combat mass-market consumer fraud," House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, wrote in a letter to the Justice Department. "However, there is ample evidence that the true target of Operation Choke Point is the online lending industry, not actual fraudsters."

Justice Department Turns Up Heat in Online Lending Probe

The investigation's nickname is "Operation Choke Point," and that seems appropriate, because a noose appears to be tightening around the necks of banks that have ties to online payday lenders.

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