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FBL Associates Claims They Help Police Raid Debt Relief Office of Attorney Evan Kagan. Kagan Denies Allegation.

This statement was just posted by a commenter who either has a contact inside FBL Associates or is with FBL Associates. I have reached out to FBL Associates and Evan Kagan for comment but have not heard back by the time this was posted.

UPDATE: See rebuttal statement below from Evan Kagan Esq., saying it is untrue.

UPADTE: See short statement from Frank Linder saying it was true.

BIG UPDATE: New Information and documentation, here.

FBL Associates Claims They Help Police Raid Debt Relief Office of Attorney Evan Kagan. Kagan Denies Allegation.
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EVAN KAGAN LAW OFFICES RAIDED BY BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

On October 13, 2010, the Law Offices of Evan Kagan were raided by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and a division of the Secret Service with warrants and criminal subpoenas. We assume the criminal authorities seized computers and other data. This action is a direct result from the investigation by FBL Associates that was initiated with our investigation survey. FBL Associates has been actively producing evidence and providing that to P&E Solutions and to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office regarding alleged identity theft of customer information from the ESP software system for telemarketing purposes. In addition, FBL Associates will be filing an injunction to further civilly support the alleged allegations against Evan Kagan law offices. FBL Associates has also collected documentation with multiple affidavits that implies alleged telemarketer criminal co-conspiracy. We will be providing that information, as appropriate, to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

It is our expectation to finish completing the data regarding certain telemarketing companies in the next couple days. We do not want to assume a knowledgeable criminal conspiracy. It will be my expectation to reach out to telemarketing companies where suspicious evidence arises and then give them the opportunity to explain the circumstances before any assumptions are made. It is a felony to aid, abet, and assist in any way a third party from stealing a person’s identity from an internet-based software for the purposes of telemarketing that individual for gain. I truly hope that we can address these issues in a way where this matter can be laid to rest.

FBL Associates will be taking any steps necessary to protect consumers. Be on notice, this is not the only alleged criminal activity that we are currently following up on. We are in the process of communicating with other state legal authorities.

For telemarketing companies who feel that they have acted ethically, we expect your cooperation. If some anomalies are present, the telemarketing companies will be given the opportunity to take corrective action.

KINDLY NOTE FBL ASSOCIATES HAS A NEW PHONE NUMBER WHICH IS 1-866-277-7259.

IN ADDITION, WE HAVE ESTABLISHED AN ANONYMOUS TIP LINE WHICH IS 215-543-5734.

Statement From Evan Kagan, Esq.

That email is 100% false. My law offices were not raided and my law office was not served with any search warrant or criminal subpoena. FBL knows very well that they had an attorney referral service raided on the perjured testimony of a former employee of both the referral company and FBL’s prior entity. These debt settlement companies will stoop to any level to continue to steal from consumers. Lifeguard and its related entities are under investigation and their customers are jumping ship. FBL is the continuation of Lifeguard and they are trying to fill their pockets as fast as they can.

The referral company was back in business within two hours and no items were seized from them. It is ridiculous that I even need to respond to items like this, which become consumers reference when doing their “google” research. The truth is that FBL is just the current form of what was the long list of disreputable debt settlement companies which began as LifeGuard. Now they are taking innocent consumers that wanted to find a way out of debt and become bankable again, and pushing those consumers into bankruptcy to extract more fees.

I am disappointed that an attorney (Frank Lindner) would publish lies and misrepresentations to the public, but this defamation will result in legal action. Even a basic investigation would show that my law office has never engaged in telemarketing, has never purchased any leads of any kind, nor do I have any involvement in any entity doing any of those activities. A similar investigation with show that FBL Associates is just Lifeguard by another name and that Lindner’s sister owned a branch of the prior entity with him.

Statement From Frank Linder of FBL Associates

I asked Frank Linder to confirm the statement of the raid was true and he said, “Yes and we are undertaking other issues that will develop soon with other companys.”

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  • Steve Rhode

    It might be a good time to follow this guide, How to Get Out of a Debt Relief Program and Get a Big Refund.

  • friend

    I received a call from a friend who asked me to remain on the line while she called a company called Safetrust who took monies out of her account without her permission. She said she was confused because everytime she called the telephone number she received a different company name. Sure enough the first time someone picked up the phone they said Noteworld. Then she told them “this company took out monies from her account and she didn’t give them permission or signed a contract with them”and now her bank account is overdrawn. They told her to hold and transferred her to another extention; they answered Safetrust. She asked to speak to the legal department and was transferred again and they responded with” legal”. She spoke to someone on the phone named Bryan he claimed to be an attorney. She asked how were they able to take monies out of her account without permission. He put her on speaker phone and tried to embarrass her, I couldn’t take it anymore and told him to get her off speaker phone and speak to her respectfully. He then said that she signed something and he would send her a copy. We hung up and nothing came. We called back and asked to speak to Attorney Bryan. When Bryan came on the phone he claimed that he sent it. She asked what email address this was sent? He gave her an email that wasn’t hers. He insisted that she signed something even though the information they had was off. She told him to refund her monies since she didn’t give permission to take these monies out. He continued to belittle her. I had to stop him several times and told him to give her the real name of the company and he said FBL. I asked him how can an Attorney legally take out monies without her signature and then he said that he didn’t say that he was an attorney. We both said “yes you did” at the same time. He continued to argue and claimed that she signed an agreement, which she didn’t and continued to ask for proof which never came. I had to leave and left her on the phone. I called her a half hour later and she was still on the phone. They claimed now she was talking to legal and they said that they were going to sue her because they insisted she signed an agreement which they didn’t send. Confused? Yes, we are.

  • Due Diligence

    LISAM,

    In the future DO NOT try to defend the wrong side of the argument. In addition if FRANKIE THE FRAUD is going to cut and paste parts of a document on line at least try and help him out and remind him that many past and present customers have the original copy.When he cuts and pastes parts of the document and blacks out responses from customers it WILL RAISE a RED FLAG and will support his name of “FRANKIE THE FRAUD”

  • DUE DILEGENCE

    I am just another consumer that has been robbed worse than a rigged game in Vegas. Look, if your going to stick up for FRANKIE THE FRAUD then what about the oath he took when obtaining his bar license. I have been going thru a horrible financial time due to the current economic conditions and compounded by a nasty divorce caused by a wife’s infidelity. Now let’s triple the effect by getting ripped off by a debt management company which FBL is a part of. Try and gather the facts before you start demanding for someone to release their identity. Really, if you are mixed up in this which by you response I can only assume it is either by marriage or mistress. Let me give you a quick background….I have never been late on any bill for the past twenty years until this so called relief program suggested I stop paying my bills and they would help me to get out of debt. Let me tell You and ALL OTHER POSSIBLE VICTIMS what REALLY HAPPENED!!! I listened, enrolled and was served a summons and complaint by many of my creditors which required an answer to be submitted to the court in writing with thirty days. GUESS WHAT!!!!! Not a single person from this SO-CALLED “DEBT RELIEF” company could give any assistance. The only concern was that my next month’s payment would be available. Hey, GUESS WHAT, I was led to believe that because I was enrolled in a RELIEF program that this would not happen. Needless to say STAY OFF THIS SITE!!! If FRANKY is your employer, spouse, or what it seems your his mistress DO NOT LEAD ANY OTHER GOOD PEOPLE DOWN THIS ROAD!!!! Do yourself a favor, STAY AWAY from SCUM and DO NOT try and DEFEND SCUM…..As a matter of fact a firm very similar to the one that YOU and your spouse and or PIMP are doing all this slander and defamation of character to are the one’s who cleaned up the train wreck FBL and the company they back created out of of a much smaller mess…..Again DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, STAY AWAY FROM SCAMS, YOU AND WHOMEVER YOU ARE TO THE CONTRIBUTING FACOR, DO THE RESET OF US HURTING AMERICANS A FAVOR AND RETIRE OR FIND A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS THAT MIGHT JUST HELP SOMEONE AND NOT DO WHAT YOU “ALMOST DID”TO ME….In short a firm like Evan Kagan’s is a lifesaver!! I truly belive if its too good to be true is probably is, well in this case I was wrong. IT WORKED FOR ME AND MANY OTHERS I KNOW FIRST HAND!!!!

  • Helpyou

    LAWYER RESCUE! Any branch, client or employee who feels they were taken advantage by FBL/LGF/STF/ESP please forward all complaints and documentation to:

    [email protected]

    We will be compiling all information given to us. We are here to help you! Please forward this to all clients, employees and branches. All evidence will be compiled and given to the proper agencies. Thank you.

  • Lisam

    why dont u identify yourself bigman!

  • Lisam

    who are u

  • Due Dilegence

    Hey-
    FRANKY THE FRAUD..Why do you spend so much time and energy trying to mask your companies’ immoral and or illegal business practices? If you put this much effort into trying to correct the damage your so called “HELPFUL” business has done to so many “GOOD PEOPLE” that have fallen on hard times YOU would NOT have to resort to such “UNETHICAL” tactics to cover YOUR TRACKS. Have your company not caused enough damage to innocent people trying to climb out of a financial pitfall? Or is your low level ponzi-scheme attempt of a company your last attempt to make something of yourself? Let’s face it weather its student loans or your parents money which funded the many years of schooling for you to become an attorney, you not only owe your victims to do the right thing and start telling the truth but also either the loan companies and or your parents.

  • Due Dilegence

    Hey-
    FRANKY THE FRAUD..Why do you spend so much time and energy trying to mask your companies’ immoral and or illegal business practices? If you put this much effort into trying to correct the damage your so called “HELPFUL” business has done to so many “GOOD PEOPLE” that have fallen on hard times YOU would NOT have to resort to such “UNETHICAL” tactics to cover YOUR TRACKS. Have your company not caused enough damage to innocent people trying to climb out of a financial pitfall? Or is your low level ponzi-scheme attempt of a company your last attempt to make something of yourself? Let’s face it weather its student loans or your parents money which funded the many years of schooling for you to become an attorney, you not only owe your victims to do the right thing and start telling the truth but also either the loan companies and or your parents.

    • Lisam

      who are u

      • DUE DILEGENCE

        I am just another consumer that has been robbed worse than a rigged game in Vegas. Look, if your going to stick up for FRANKIE THE FRAUD then what about the oath he took when obtaining his bar license. I have been going thru a horrible financial time due to the current economic conditions and compounded by a nasty divorce caused by a wife’s infidelity. Now let’s triple the effect by getting ripped off by a debt management company which FBL is a part of. Try and gather the facts before you start demanding for someone to release their identity. Really, if you are mixed up in this which by you response I can only assume it is either by marriage or mistress. Let me give you a quick background….I have never been late on any bill for the past twenty years until this so called relief program suggested I stop paying my bills and they would help me to get out of debt. Let me tell You and ALL OTHER POSSIBLE VICTIMS what REALLY HAPPENED!!! I listened, enrolled and was served a summons and complaint by many of my creditors which required an answer to be submitted to the court in writing with thirty days. GUESS WHAT!!!!! Not a single person from this SO-CALLED “DEBT RELIEF” company could give any assistance. The only concern was that my next month’s payment would be available. Hey, GUESS WHAT, I was led to believe that because I was enrolled in a RELIEF program that this would not happen. Needless to say STAY OFF THIS SITE!!! If FRANKY is your employer, spouse, or what it seems your his mistress DO NOT LEAD ANY OTHER GOOD PEOPLE DOWN THIS ROAD!!!! Do yourself a favor, STAY AWAY from SCUM and DO NOT try and DEFEND SCUM…..As a matter of fact a firm very similar to the one that YOU and your spouse and or PIMP are doing all this slander and defamation of character to are the one’s who cleaned up the train wreck FBL and the company they back created out of of a much smaller mess…..Again DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, STAY AWAY FROM SCAMS, YOU AND WHOMEVER YOU ARE TO THE CONTRIBUTING FACOR, DO THE RESET OF US HURTING AMERICANS A FAVOR AND RETIRE OR FIND A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS THAT MIGHT JUST HELP SOMEONE AND NOT DO WHAT YOU “ALMOST DID”TO ME….In short a firm like Evan Kagan’s is a lifesaver!! I truly belive if its too good to be true is probably is, well in this case I was wrong. IT WORKED FOR ME AND MANY OTHERS I KNOW FIRST HAND!!!!

      • Due Diligence

        LISAM,

        In the future DO NOT try to defend the wrong side of the argument. In addition if FRANKIE THE FRAUD is going to cut and paste parts of a document on line at least try and help him out and remind him that many past and present customers have the original copy.When he cuts and pastes parts of the document and blacks out responses from customers it WILL RAISE a RED FLAG and will support his name of “FRANKIE THE FRAUD”

  • Frank Owes Me Money

    LMAO, just like they have been for the past few months.

  • Frank Owes Me Money

    Yea, they are STEALING money again. I had an affiliate office with them. Why isn’t anyone looking at the real crooks… Let’s see, fee sharing, lieing, taking money from notewrold accounts, non-solicitation, etc… Shall I go on????

    Frank I hope you, Anhtony, Richard, John, amd the rest of you wanna be mafia jerkoffs read this.
    DON’T THROW STONES IN A GLASS HOUSE. Do you really think everyone is going to keep quit about everything you are all doing for the past years. Why don’t you post how much are you offering people that know nothing about any of this to testify and sign affidavits prepared by your firm. Time for the truth to come out. I thought Evan Kagan was a scam too, now I’m the fool for not doing the research. Sorry to everyone at the law office of Evan Kagan for whatever happen. None of it is true and time will show who the real theives are.

  • Wheres my money Frank

    Kinda funny isn’t it, the biggest scumbags in the debt industry trying to “bust” other people…

  • Steve Rhode

    BIG UPDATES: Big new updates on this story. See this new story and documentation.

    Steve

  • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

    BIG UPDATES: Big new updates on this story. See this new story and documentation.

    Steve

  • Noemail

    Clients are not affected by this. The affiliates cannot access the accounts during investigation, but will receive residuals as usual.

  • Steve Rhode

    Other sources have suggested that it impacts all NoteWorld accounts but I find that hard to believe. I have no confirmation of that. If anyone hears anything, post an update in the comments, please.

  • softsoul1

    This is true Steve, i wish i could give more details but cannot for now.

  • Steve Rhode

    New update on this:

    Tipster says they received email from FBL saying “Restrictions have been placed on both the Noteworld and the Contract Generating System as a result of the investigation being conducted by the government agencies.”

    Tipster says it only impacts FBL Associates, ESP Software and Safetrust accounts.

    Hoping for more clarification soon from others.

  • Steve Rhode

    Anyone know of something going on with FBL clients not able to access NoteWorld accounts?

  • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

    Anyone know of something going on with FBL clients not able to access NoteWorld accounts?

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      New update on this:

      Tipster says they received email from FBL saying “Restrictions have been placed on both the Noteworld and the Contract Generating System as a result of the investigation being conducted by the government agencies.”

      Tipster says it only impacts FBL Associates, ESP Software and Safetrust accounts.

      Hoping for more clarification soon from others.

      • softsoul1

        This is true Steve, i wish i could give more details but cannot for now.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Other sources have suggested that it impacts all NoteWorld accounts but I find that hard to believe. I have no confirmation of that. If anyone hears anything, post an update in the comments, please.

    • Noemail

      Clients are not affected by this. The affiliates cannot access the accounts during investigation, but will receive residuals as usual.

      • Frank Owes Me Money

        LMAO, just like they have been for the past few months.

    • Frank Owes Me Money

      Yea, they are STEALING money again. I had an affiliate office with them. Why isn’t anyone looking at the real crooks… Let’s see, fee sharing, lieing, taking money from notewrold accounts, non-solicitation, etc… Shall I go on????

      Frank I hope you, Anhtony, Richard, John, amd the rest of you wanna be mafia jerkoffs read this.
      DON’T THROW STONES IN A GLASS HOUSE. Do you really think everyone is going to keep quit about everything you are all doing for the past years. Why don’t you post how much are you offering people that know nothing about any of this to testify and sign affidavits prepared by your firm. Time for the truth to come out. I thought Evan Kagan was a scam too, now I’m the fool for not doing the research. Sorry to everyone at the law office of Evan Kagan for whatever happen. None of it is true and time will show who the real theives are.

      • Lisam

        why dont u identify yourself bigman!

    • friend

      I received a call from a friend who asked me to remain on the line while she called a company called Safetrust who took monies out of her account without her permission. She said she was confused because everytime she called the telephone number she received a different company name. Sure enough the first time someone picked up the phone they said Noteworld. Then she told them “this company took out monies from her account and she didn’t give them permission or signed a contract with them”and now her bank account is overdrawn. They told her to hold and transferred her to another extention; they answered Safetrust. She asked to speak to the legal department and was transferred again and they responded with” legal”. She spoke to someone on the phone named Bryan he claimed to be an attorney. She asked how were they able to take monies out of her account without permission. He put her on speaker phone and tried to embarrass her, I couldn’t take it anymore and told him to get her off speaker phone and speak to her respectfully. He then said that she signed something and he would send her a copy. We hung up and nothing came. We called back and asked to speak to Attorney Bryan. When Bryan came on the phone he claimed that he sent it. She asked what email address this was sent? He gave her an email that wasn’t hers. He insisted that she signed something even though the information they had was off. She told him to refund her monies since she didn’t give permission to take these monies out. He continued to belittle her. I had to stop him several times and told him to give her the real name of the company and he said FBL. I asked him how can an Attorney legally take out monies without her signature and then he said that he didn’t say that he was an attorney. We both said “yes you did” at the same time. He continued to argue and claimed that she signed an agreement, which she didn’t and continued to ask for proof which never came. I had to leave and left her on the phone. I called her a half hour later and she was still on the phone. They claimed now she was talking to legal and they said that they were going to sue her because they insisted she signed an agreement which they didn’t send. Confused? Yes, we are.

  • mike

    What in the world is going on…

  • mike

    What in the world is going on…

  • ComplianceSlave

    The Lifeguard people set up a “Tipline”… omg

  • http://www.ftc.gov ComplianceSlave

    The Lifeguard people set up a “Tipline”… omg

    • Wheres my money Frank

      Kinda funny isn’t it, the biggest scumbags in the debt industry trying to “bust” other people…

  • ComplianceSlave

    Its kinda like watching a train wreck

  • http://www.ftc.gov ComplianceSlave

    Its kinda like watching a train wreck

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