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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.

Start Being Awesome Instead

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LOL. Made me smile this morning. Big Hug! Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

American Debt Mediators Never Seems to Tire Sending Mailers

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Another version of a debt relief mailer from American Debt Mediators just hit my desk. This one was sent from postal permit 507 in Santa Ana, California and pushes the Spring 2013 catalog. An amazing reader sent in this new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. The front says ADM, 15950 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 400, ... Read More »

Connecticut Makes it Tougher on Unlicensed Companies

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I’ve been writing about the debt relief world for a long time now. But today the Connecticut Department of Banking pulled a new one on me. Not only is Connecticut tough as nails when it comes to offering debt relief in their state, but now they are even going after companies that “are violating or are about to violate the ... Read More »

Alleged World Law Debt Marketing Insider Leaks Warning to Consumers

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The following post was written and contributed by someone familiar with the operation you will read about below. It is third-party supplied content. At the bottom of the story is a section with the results of the facts I was able to independently check. By Anonymous On May 23, 2013 GetOutofDebt.org first reported a story titled “World Law Debt, Global ... Read More »

Debt Relief Bureau Logo But Not the Debt Relief Bureau in This Mailer

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When if the Debt Relief Bureau, not the Debt Relief Bureau? When you get a flyer in the mail from an anonymous source promising you help to get out of debt. An amazing reader Tish sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. Well here is another anonymous mailer sent to a consumer that ... Read More »

More Nailed by FTC in Bogus Gift Card Text Scheme

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Last year there was a sudden flurry of text messages being sent that directed consumers to visit special sites to claim gift cards. Here are some example of stories I wrote about this here and here. Today the Federal Trade Commission has announced it has moved to shut down an international network of scammers that sent millions of unwanted text ... Read More »

Misleading Extended Auto Warranty Mailers to Watch Out For

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I’ve had a sudden increase in extended auto warranty mailers hit my desk recently. I’m not sure if this means there is an increase in selling these often worthless policies to unsuspecting consumers or more people are sending them in. If you don’t know about my I Buy Junk Mail program, you need to. Florida License Number W076246 I have ... Read More »

Haters Going to Hate

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“No matter what you do, 50% of people are going to hate you.” That’s pretty damn true. Big Hug! Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

Wells Fargo Halts Selling Bad Credit Card Debt For Now

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It looks like other banks are taking the government warnings to clean up their act when it comes to how they handle dealing with their bad debt from credit card accounts that they used to sell off without much care. The American Banker is reporting: “Wells Fargo (WFC) has halted sales of its customers’ unpaid consumer loans to outside debt ... Read More »

Stop Caring What Other People Think About You

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If you care about what other people think you will always be their prisoner – James Frey Big Hug! Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

Being Sued for a Federal Student Loan? Don’t Panic. Read This!

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A friend asked me recently what really happens to people who are being sued over a defaulted federal student loan that was referred to the Department of Justice by the Department of Education. So I had to do what I typically do with these types of questions and spent hours and hours pouring over lawsuits by the United States of ... Read More »

Despite State Suits World Law Debt is Apparently Still on the Acquisition Hunt

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Despite the recent legal entanglements it appears World Law Debt is still on the hunt for new clients. A recent email sent out by Gil Medeiros, Affiliate Director, says he is looking to buy up portfolios of debt settlement clients. Medeiros identifies himself as the affiliate director of World Law Debt online. – Source, Source The email sent out from ... Read More »

Two Florida Aholes Screw Consumers and Univision and Wind Up Strip Searched

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While a bit off topic for me I could not help but share this story just out of the Department of Justice. Basically it’s a financial scam using an offshore call center but Daniel Carrasco, 54, and Federico Martin Gioja, 45, of Miramar, Florida had quite a pair of Cojones. A grand jury in the Southern District of Florida issued ... Read More »

Beanie Baby Budget Buster Begets Bankruptcy

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We’ve all known someone who became an uber collector and went over the edge. Soon, before the well intentioned person knew it the collection turned from a wise investment to a financial pit and an then a painful obsession. I have to admit I had my own select tiny obsession when my daughter was young and I bought cases of ... Read More »

The Explosion of Student Loan Debt in Pretty Pictures. OMG!

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For those dealing with paying for education using student loans here are a couple of excellent charts put together by a Raleigh neighbor and brainiac Doug Short. As you can see, the explosion or pole vault of college cost and the rocket like trajectory of federal loans to students don’t paint a rosy picture for the affordability of a higher ... Read More »

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