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The Most Overlooked Way to Stop a Federal Student Loan Wage Garnishment

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“Dear Steve, Student Loan in default. I have been paying my wage garnishment for almost a year. First of all, THANK YOU for being so helpful with these articles. I am trying to find more information on this new law is nearly impossible which I find odd and discouraging. So having your articles to read is so helpful. I wanted ... Read More »

Did the CFPB Just Totally Blow Off CCCS and NFCC?

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I could not help but notice an absence of some familiar faces in an announcement by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) today on financial education. The CFPB announced an inspired national project to help those most in need to get more education about managing their finances. You would have expected the National Foundation for Credit Counseling to have been ... Read More »

My Elderly Mother is Struggling in Credit Counseling. What About Bankruptcy? – Tracey

Sad Elderly Lady

“Dear Steve, My mother is 77 years of age. Her memory is no longer the best for her finances and she gets confused as to who gets paid what and how much. the debts, even though she doesn’t even use the cards but one walmart for groceries the interest rates and payments have gone over the roof so to speak. ... Read More »

Yet Another Bullshit Debt Relief Mailer From Anonymous

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Thanks to an awesome reader who received this recent debt relief mailer, I can share it with you. Just when you thought the debt settlement industry had cleaned up their act and was flying right, or at least a lot more level, comes this mailer. Again we have the standard deceptive mailer that appears to pretend to be an official ... Read More »

National Student Loan Assistance Center – Consumer Review – July 25, 2014

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Company Name: National Student Loan Assistance Center Describe the Service You Received: This service was 699.00 broken up in 6 month installments. They promised you that you woud get a low monthly payment. I am about to pay my student loans and they are 382.00 a month. The only thing this company did was fill out the paperwork for me ... Read More »

Four More in Custody for Mortgage Modification Scam

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It’s been a rough week for companies who are selling mass joinder and mortgage modification help. See here, here, and here for stories. But today brings a new round of alleged bad debt relief actors landing in trouble with the law. According to the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program on Tuesday, federal agents ... Read More »

CFPB Goes After Mortgage Relief Scammers

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Consumer advisory: Don’t fall for a foreclosure relief scam or bogus legal help The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 15 states announced a sweep against foreclosure relief scammers that used deceptive marketing tactics to rip off distressed homeowners across the country. The Bureau is filing three lawsuits against companies and individuals that collected more ... Read More »

I Am Now a UK Citizen. Can My Dubai Debt and Bilkish Chase Me?

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“Dear Jon, I left Dubai 12 years ago, I am now citizen in Uk – very recently Bilkish from Philippines is harassing me and keep calling my work place, they wouldn’t stop. They are demanding i pay 6000AED to my account in Dubai which i presumed is now close. What can I do to stop them from calling my work ... Read More »

Can My Creditor in the UAE Pursue Me for a CCJ in the UK?

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“Dear Jon, I Left Dubai in 2009 after 18 months there. I left a unpaid loan and am now being persuade for it in the UK. I am in the process of going to county court as they try to get a CCJ against me even though I have offered them a settlement of almost all the debt. There case ... Read More »

Can My Dubai Debt to First Gulf Bank be Enforced Against Me in Scotland?

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“Dear Jon, I have debt in Dubai, now living permanently in Scotalen and have received the below letter text – can they enforce in UK? specifically Scotland? Has anyone successfully defended a case like this? I’m sure there are many examples but I can’t find any positive or negative – any advice appreciated, Dear Sir Indebtedness to First Gulf Bank ... Read More »