Casey Olivera, a prominent Christian influencer best known by her alias Dana Chanel, has been found guilty of fraud. Authorities believe Olivera has been scamming clients, and she’s been ordered to pay them nearly $87,000.

According to Entrepreneur, Oliver has over a million followers on Instagram. She uses her platform to promote two companies she co-owns: credit repair company Credit Exterminators and app developer Alakazam Apps. Customers of both ventures claim they’ve paid thousands of dollars for services they never received, and when they asked for a refund, they never got one.

A lawsuit was filed in November 2021, in which a Credit Exterminators customer claimed she was told its services would help her remove delinquent credit accounts, but it didn’t hold up its end of the bargain. She said she paid the company thousands and never received a refund.

A nonprofit owner claimed that she paid Olivera and Alakazam Apps over $2,000 to facilitate the creation of a custom app for her company. She tried to follow up with them multiple times, to no success. She also claimed that she didn’t receive a refund.

A judge found that Olivera “violated state consumer protection laws by misleading consumers and failing to deliver purchased goods and services.” She’s now banned from promoting or selling any credit repair or mobile app service for the foreseeable future.

“Advertising in today’s world has changed, and people trust personalities they follow online to promote desirable goods,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry said in a release. “In these cases, consumers were misled by the influencer and businesses that did not deliver on purchases. My office has taken a hard stance against potential harm inflicted on Pennsylvanians online.”

Olivera also founded the Christian mobile apps Sprinkle of Jesus and Curl Bible, the latter of which is a hair and skincare brand.



Credit Exterminators and Alakazam Apps are noted as defendants in the lawsuit. They’ve been ordered to pay $87,269.91 in consumer restitution, $31,000 in legal costs, and $6,000 in civil penalties.