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BlueHippo Defendants Will Pay up to $5 Million to Settle FTC Charges

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BlueHippo Defendants Will Pay up to $5 Million to Settle FTC Charges February 25, 2008 Two companies that offer to finance the sale of personal computers to consumers with poor credit ratings have agreed to pay up to $5 million for consumer redress to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated federal laws. According to the FTC’s complaint, BlueHippo ... Read More »

Debt Services Operations Settle FTC Charges

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March 30, 2005 Three operations that scammed consumers out of more than one hundred million dollars by falsely promising easy debt relief have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that their business practices were illegal. According to the FTC, in some cases, consumers’ debt, interest rates, and penalties increased and some consumers were forced into bankruptcy. The companies and their principals ... Read More »

Family Credit Counseling: An Emerging Community Service

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Family Credit Counseling: An Emerging Community Service by Mayo H. Stiegler The title of this article is taken from the recent report of the National Study on Family Credit Counseling on whose Working Committee I served as a representative of NLADA. The publication of its report comes at the end of two years’ study of existing non-profit financial counseling services ... Read More »

Consumer, Beware!

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Consumer, Beware! By Nancy Pratt AFL-CIO Department of Research Joe Brown bought a new car last year on the “no money down, years to pay” plan. Six months later he found he couldn’t keep up with his payments. His car was repossessed. Joe was sad, but he thought his worries about the car were over. He was wrong. Joe thought ... Read More »

FTC Accepts Settlement with Final Defendant in “Pre-Approved” Credit Card Scam

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FTC Accepts Settlement with Final Defendant in “Pre-Approved” Credit Card Scam August 16, 2004 Settlement Reached with Defendant Paul Schroeder in First Capital Case The Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement with Paul Schroeder, the last of seven defendants to face FTC litigation in conjunction with First Capital Consumers Group. According to the settlement, Schroeder is required to transfer ... Read More »

Cross-Border Cops Crack Down on Bogus Advance-Fee Loans, Advance-Fee Credit Card Schemes

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Cross-Border Cops Crack Down on Bogus Advance-Fee Loans, Advance-Fee Credit Card Schemes November 16, 2004 FTC Survey Shows Advance-Fee Scams Top the List of Consumer Frauds United States and Canadian law enforcers have joined forces to target a scam that affects millions of consumers a year, bilking each of them out of hundreds of dollars or more, for loans they ... Read More »

Zwicker & Associates – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Zenith Acquisition Corp – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Worldzen Collections and Recovery – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Worldwide Asset Purchasing – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Winn and Sims – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Western Capital – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

West Asset Management – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Stanley Weinberg & Associates – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

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