Federal and state regulators announced legal action Wednesday against foreclosure relief defendants that used deceptive marketing tactics to collect illegal fees from struggling homeowners.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission and more than a dozen states are involved in the law enforcement sweep, which is part of Operation Mis-Modification.

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