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Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Not Happy With Alleged Poaching by CALG and CAPC

Yesterday I wrote a follow-up story about Consumer Affairs Law Center and Consumer Affairs Processing Center who sent a letter to a debt settlement client of Legal Helpers Debt Resolution instructing them to terminate their agreement with LHDR and move to Consumer Affairs Law Center. You can read the article here.

Jeffrey Aleman, an attorney with Legal Helpers Debt Resolution stated to me, “Legal Helpers Debt Resolution has no relationship with Consumer Affairs Law Center and has sent the attached cease and desist demand letter regarding this matter.

We have and will continue to aggressively pursue any company which seeks to harm or undermine LHDR’s relationship with its clients and the servicing of their legal needs.

We urge our clients to avoid falling victim to any false statements or deceptive business practices from our competitors or others.

We hope that they will contact their LHDR representative if they become aware of any suspicious activity at 1-800-464-9564.”

Apparently, as a result of the article LHDR has take action and sent the entities the letter below.

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Not Happy With Alleged Poaching by CALG and CAPC

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Not Happy With Alleged Poaching by CALG and CAPC

One thing appear clear in this current turmoil regarding Legal Helpers and its client transition, Mark Guidubaldi, the attorney representing LHDR, must be billing some hellacious hours.

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  • DaleBBSBuddy

    Steve,

    I just wanted
    to respond to the numerous accusations being thrown around your site and clarify
    some errors. I am Dale S. Weikel , the current and sole owner of Consumer
    Affairs Processing Center, Inc (CAPC). CAPC has been contractually obligated to
    service several thousand LHDR clients ever since 2009. Neither LHDR nor CAPC has
    a direct relationship with Consumer Affairs Law Center or Thomas Moore, Esq. I
    am aware of Mr. Moore from previous dealings and perceive him to be a unique
    individual, specifically an attorney with integrity who actually cares about the
    client more than the fees being charged. CAPC has endeavored to service LHDR
    clients to the best of its ability however, given the recent circumstances
    surrounding the numerous law suits against LHDR, creditors are reluctant to
    negotiate under the LHDR name , so I’m attempting to insure that as many clients
    as possible are taken care of. To that end I have convinced Mr. Moore to be a
    “life raft” for the LHDR clients.

    Legal Helpers
    Debt Resolution clients are getting nervous with all
    these articles and uncertainty created by recent events chronicled on your
    site. Just like your articles on “Debt Settlement Life Raft Companies”
    http://getoutofdebt.org/26799/the-life-raft-plan-to-rescue-consumers-abandoned-by-a-closing-debt-settlement-company
    and http://getoutofdebt.org/26800/if-your-debt-settlement-has-recently-failed-these-companies-are-offering-you-help-at-a-very-low-cost,
    I’m sure that there are dozens of companies willing to step up for nervous and
    scared clients who don’t want to stop mid-stream of their program, but also
    don’t want to continue with LHDR. In the previous articles here, it looks like
    all third party LHDR service providers were unceremoniously and unexpectedly
    dumped, including all sales agents and front end companies. There are demands
    to back-ends from LHDR to not contact the clients, but clients tend to be
    persistent with wanting what they want no matter what someone says.
    Relationships and trust bonds are built between a client and an employee over
    the course of a 3 or 4 year program. Calls to the advisor and negotiator
    they’ve had for years discussing how that relationship has been interfered with
    are probably frustrating and heartbreaking for both parties.

    If a client
    wants to cancel LHDR altogether due to fear of what is happening, wouldn’t it
    make sense to give them an alternative choice? Especially, the ‘Life Raft
    Companies’ who will continue where they left off?

    We’ll
    probably be seeing a lot of reports of LHDR clients looking for alternative
    companies to help them complete their programs.

    When LHDR
    first approached us they represented that they were compliant in all 50 states
    and understood the debt resolution process. As demonstrated by the numerous
    lawsuits against them including one in their home state of Illinois they
    obviously misrepresented their capabilities. Furthermore their actions against
    their numerous business partners indicate to me that they appear to lack the
    integrity to honor contracts. I would not be able to sleep at night if I did not
    attempt to provide a way for the clients to be given the services for which they
    have paid. I might also mention that I will not be benefiting in anyway whether
    the clients transfer or not. My efforts as always are based on what I feel is
    best for the client.

    As to the
    Cease and Desist request made by Horwood Marcus & Berk, to Consumer Affairs
    Law Center, Consumer Affairs Law Center has not poached any LHDR clients so the
    request directed at them is meaningless. CAPC is giving LHDR clients an
    option.

    Dale S
    Weikel

  • DaleBBSBuddy

    Steve,
    I just wanted
    to respond to the numerous accusations being thrown around your site and clarify
    some errors. I am Dale S. Weikel , the current and sole owner of Consumer
    Affairs Processing Center, Inc (CAPC). CAPC has been contractually obligated to
    service several thousand LHDR clients ever since 2009. Neither LHDR nor CAPC has
    a direct relationship with Consumer Affairs Law Center or Thomas Moore, Esq. I
    am aware of Mr. Moore from previous dealings and perceive him to be a unique
    individual, specifically an attorney with integrity who actually cares about the
    client more than the fees being charged. CAPC has endeavored to service LHDR
    clients to the best of its ability however, given the recent circumstances
    surrounding the numerous law suits against LHDR, creditors are reluctant to
    negotiate under the LHDR name , so I’m attempting to insure that as many clients
    as possible are taken care of. To that end I have convinced Mr. Moore to be a
    “life raft” for the LHDR clients.
    Legal Helpers
    Debt Resolution clients are getting nervous with all
    these articles and uncertainty created by recent events chronicled on your
    site. Just like your articles on “Debt Settlement Life Raft Companies”
    http://getoutofdebt.org/26799/the-life-raft-plan-to-rescue-consumers-abandoned-by-a-closing-debt-settlement-company
    and http://getoutofdebt.org/26800/if-your-debt-settlement-has-recently-failed-these-companies-are-offering-you-help-at-a-very-low-cost,
    I’m sure that there are dozens of companies willing to step up for nervous and
    scared clients who don’t want to stop mid-stream of their program, but also
    don’t want to continue with LHDR. In the previous articles here, it looks like
    all third party LHDR service providers were unceremoniously and unexpectedly
    dumped, including all sales agents and front end companies. There are demands
    to back-ends from LHDR to not contact the clients, but clients tend to be
    persistent with wanting what they want no matter what someone says.
    Relationships and trust bonds are built between a client and an employee over
    the course of a 3 or 4 year program. Calls to the advisor and negotiator
    they’ve had for years discussing how that relationship has been interfered with
    are probably frustrating and heartbreaking for both parties.

    If a client
    wants to cancel LHDR altogether due to fear of what is happening, wouldn’t it
    make sense to give them an alternative choice? Especially, the ‘Life Raft
    Companies’ who will continue where they left off?
    We’ll
    probably be seeing a lot of reports of LHDR clients looking for alternative
    companies to help them complete their programs.
    When LHDR
    first approached us they represented that they were compliant in all 50 states
    and understood the debt resolution process. As demonstrated by the numerous
    lawsuits against them including one in their home state of Illinois they
    obviously misrepresented their capabilities. Furthermore their actions against
    their numerous business partners indicate to me that they appear to lack the
    integrity to honor contracts. I would not be able to sleep at night if I did not
    attempt to provide a way for the clients to be given the services for which they
    have paid. I might also mention that I will not be benefiting in anyway whether
    the clients transfer or not. My efforts as always are based on what I feel is
    best for the client.
    As to the
    Cease and Desist request made by Horwood Marcus & Berk, to Consumer Affairs
    Law Center, Consumer Affairs Law Center has not poached any LHDR clients so the
    request directed at them is meaningless. CAPC is giving LHDR clients an
    option.

    Dale S Weikel

    • Angelo

      Mentioning the Life-Raft is a pretty clever angle and a great way to justify soliciting LHDR clients, however; the companies participating in Steve’s “Life-Raft” all agreed to provide the service for $199 an account. 

      This effort will truly help those who have fallen victim to LHDR and a true testament to your objectives would be for you to offer your “Life-Raft” for the same amount.  Please clarify because to continue to charge the huge upfront fees that LHDR charged but under a different name would be just as harmful to those consumers and it would be shameful to claim that you are soliciting LHDR’s clients in an effort to rescue them or call it a “Life-Raft”  Please be one of the good guys…..

  • Alysmith4

    I received a few calls from Consumer Affairs Law Center asking me to make the switch (from Legal Helpers), and was suspicious as well.  So I went ahead and called Legal Helpers directly, and they told me a) that it was legit and b) to sign the document to make the switch.  Now reading this article, I’m totally confused as to what’s going on!

    • Shitshow

       Call again.

      Record it.  Send to Steve. 

  • Shitshow

    Welcome to the shit show.

    Steve can you send a request to the FTC or CFPB to look into all of these companies. 

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      It’s all on their radar.

      • Shitshow

         Why no action?

        This is a scam in progress.  The thieves are still inside the bank….

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