Thanks to a reader who alerted me to a story out of Arizona, the J. Hass Group, operating out of Scottsdale, Arizona has gone missing.
According to a local television station, teacher Patricia Aker heard a radio commercial for J. Hass Group and was told that for a $4,200 fee, the J. Hass Group could settle her debt.
After 17 months, Aker has paid $8,000 and only $1,200 found its way to her creditors.
The television station got involved.
“3 On Your Side got involved and discovered that the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions issued a cease and desist order against the J. Hass Group last September accusing it of “engaging in unlicensed activity as a debt management company.” The business was also ordered to pay a $50,000 penalty.
The J. Hass group has more than 150 complaints and an F-rating with the Better Business Bureau.
3 On Your Side contacted the J. Hass Group and in an email were told the business was sold to a foreign corporation late last year which might explain why their Scottsdale offices are cleared out. – Source”
You can watch the news broadcast on this issue, below.
A visit to the J. Hass Group website at jhassgroup.com finds that it’s missing as well. All that’s found is what you see below.J. Hass Group Goes Missing. Offices Cleaned Out. by Steve Rhode