The Federal Trade Commission has asked a federal court to shut down a debt relief and credit repair scam that falsely claimed the federal government funded the program and that it was endorsed by President Obama.

The complaint targets the operators of two websites that were allegedly full of misrepresentations about the fake "Bill Payment Government Assistance Program." The sites claimed that the program was governed by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, a government agency formed to oversee projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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