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Steve Rhode
Steve Rhode is the Get Out of Debt Guy and has been helping good people with bad debt problems since 1994. You can learn more about Steve, here.

Morgan Drexen Hits Speed Bump in Suit Against the CFPB

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Previously the somewhat debt settlement, social media, call center, software developing, reputation defending company Morgan Drexen in California sued the CFPB and challenged its constitutionality. I’ve written about that here, here, and here. On October 17th the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in the case. In the 29 page opinion, Judge Kollar-Kotelly had ... Read More »

I’m a U.S. Resident Living in New Zealand With U.S. Student Loan Debt. – Tess

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“Dear Steve, I have a BS in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington and am just now finishing up my medical degree from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. (Finish Nov 9) I ended up taking out some private loans during my undergrad as my parents were against PLUS loans, and I was paying for everything myself. ... Read More »

Can’t Pay on My Chase Private Student Loan. – Scott

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“Dear Steve, Back in august of 2007 I took out a student loan. This student loan was in the amount of 5,000 from Chase Private student loans. Recently i was involved in 2 car wrecks and could not make a payment. Yesterday i received a notice from chase recovery department telling me my payment is due in full. I have ... Read More »

Steve Rhode is a Fraud Says Joe Truth

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I get the odd attacks from time to time but one today from an anonymous reader who identifies himself (not sure if it is a he or she since comments from both Joe and Jane have come from that IP) as “Joe Truth” deserves to be discussed. Joe Truth Says Here is the statement submitted: “I have watched you slander ... Read More »

Association for Student Loan Relief Forms. Game On.

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For companies interested in selling student loan debt relief it appears a new organization has formed, led by noted debt relief attorney Robby Birnbaum of Greenspoon Marder. The group, Association for Student Loan Relief (AFSLR) is holding their first meeting in Las Vegas on December 12, 2013 at Mandalay Bay. Early sponsors of the association are listed as Greenspoon Marder, ... Read More »

Sovereign Funding Sends Tribal Debt Consolidation Mailer to Consumers

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A reader sent in a mailer which struck us as interesting because it was sent from the same postal permit 1297 that many of the debt relief mailers we’ve written about in the past had been sent from. This mailer appears to promise a debt consolidation loan. The reader sent the mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. The ... Read More »

Merchant Growth Capital Mailer Concerns Reader

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A reader expressed concern about a mailer they received which looked to be a pre-approved check but instead turned out to be an offer for a loan. The reader sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. The inside of the mailer appears to state the money is available for use and “You do ... Read More »

California Sues a Number of Colleges for Doing Bad Stuff

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The California Attorney General has filed suit against some recognizable college names claiming they engaged in “false and predatory advertising, intentional misrepresentations to students, securities fraud and unlawful use of military seals in advertisements.” – Source The complaint names Corinthian Colleges, Heald College, Corinthian Schools, Sequoia Education, Career Choices, MJB Acquisition Corporation, Titan Schools, Rhodes Colleges, Florida Metropolitan, and Everest ... Read More »

Government Agencies Request Banks Be Gentle With Borrowers

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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and National Credit Union Administration are all asking banks and lenders to be gentle with borrowers. The agencies are encouraging financial institutions to work with customers affected by the federal government shutdown. They say, “Prudent workout ... Read More »

My Private Student Loans with Citibank and Sallie Mae Are a Mess

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“Dear Steve, I am currently in student loan repayment. I have consolidated my federal loans, but my private loans are a mess. I had 4 through Citibank, but 2 of them were “bought out” by Discover. So now I have 1 monthly payment for my federal loans and 2 monthly payments for my private loans. I also have another private ... Read More »

Can I Still Do an Adversary Filing on My Old Bankruptcy Over Student Loans?

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“Dear Steve, My wife and I filed for bankruptcy in 2005. I tried including my student loans but was told I couldn’t. I was never told about this adversary filing. I filed for bankruptcy as a result of medical illness. At that time I was Declared legally disabled for a closed period of time.(yes during the time of filing) I ... Read More »

Consumer Protection Counsel in Florida Raises Questions

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A company called Consumer Protection Counsel in Florida has raised some questions for me and I’m hoping readers can provide some feedback about them. What I heard was Consumer Protection Counsel, PA was allegedly going to charge a consumer more than $50,000 to deal with student loan issues. What made this curious and worth asking for public feedback was the ... Read More »

Meracord / NoteWorld Falls to CFPB. Global Client Solutions to Follow?

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Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced an action and settlement against Meracord, previously known as NoteWorld. Meracord was one of the two primary players assisting debt relief companies to collect money from consumers and then pass it on to debt relief companies. Global Client Solutions is the second. What makes this current episode all seem so silly was the ... Read More »

Debt Care USA Added to Scott Law Group Hit List

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The Scott Law Group, the Spokane law firm that has seemingly specialized in pursuing many debt relief companies has added a new company to their list. Debt Care USA has been added after a September 27, 2013 class certification in Spokane County Superior Court. Case documents can be accessed here. As of today the companies listed in play with The ... Read More »

CredAbility and ClearPoint Credit Counseling to Merge. Watch Out MMI.

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In what comes as no big surprise, the consolidation of the credit counseling industry continues. This time with a big announcement from two players whose merger will create the second largest credit counseling organization. “CredAbility and ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions announced on Oct. 1 that they have agreed to merge their two organizations, effective December 31, 2013. The combination will ... Read More »

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