“Bankruptcy petition preparer” means a person, other than an attorney for the debtor or an employee of such attorney under the direct supervision of such attorney who prepares for compensation a document for filing
A bankruptcy petition preparer, in order to prepare a document for filing, must sign the document and print on the same his name and address. If a bankruptcy petition preparer is not an individual, then an officer or any responsible person, or partner of the bankruptcy petition preparer shall be required to sign the document and print on the document the name and address of that officer or partner.
At the time of preparing any document for filing or accepting any fees from a debtor, the bankruptcy petition preparer is to provide the debtor a written notice which is on an official form prescribed by the Judicial Conference of the United States in accordance with rule 9009 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.
A bankruptcy petition preparer who prepares a document for filing is expected to place on the document, after his signature, an identifying number that identifies individuals who prepared the document.
If a bankruptcy petition preparer commits any act that the court finds to be fraudulent or unfair, the bankruptcy petition preparer may be directed to pay to the debtor—
The debtor’s actual damages;
The greater of—
Twice the amount paid by the debtor to the bankruptcy petition preparer for the preparer’s services and other reasonable attorney fees and costs incurred.