The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action to prevent Texas-based Union Workers Credit Services from duping more consumers after it falsely advertised a buying-club membership as a general-purpose credit card, according to a recent press release. The CFPB “asked a federal court to enter a consent order that would permanently ban [the company] from offering any consumer credit products or services” after thousands of consumers paid membership fees for the card which “could only be used to buy products from the company.” The CFPB filed a lawsuit last December against Union Workers Credit Services (for more on this, see our December 29, 2014 blog post); other government authorities including the U.S. Postal Service and the New York State Attorney General have also sued the company. Under the terms of the consent order, Union Workers Credit Services would pay a $70,000 civil penalty and would be “prohibited from offering any credit products or services.” For more, read the full release.