DebtPro 123 LLC, based in Irvine, Calif. billed consumers up to $10,000 after claiming it would settle consumers' debts, repair their credit in three years or less and provide legal advice, according to Federal Trade Commission charges announced Tuesday.

Bryan Taylor and three other people, along with DebtPro 123 and five other companies, marketed debt relief services through telemarketing calls, online ads and promotional videos, according to the FTC. The operation promised that consumers could "become debt free and enjoy financial independence" in as little as 18 months.

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