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Why is Howard Law Allegedly Telling People Morgan Drexen Sucks?

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All of a sudden, questions and concerns about a group called Howard Law have been landing in my inbox. You can read past articles about Howard Law, here. Call me unsophisticated but whatever is happening to clients of the now shuttered Morgan Drexen, seems confusing or unbelievable. A tipster (send your tips in here) sent me an interesting letter and ... Read More »

People Are Telling Me My Art Institute Student Loans Can Be Forgiven

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Question: Dear Steve, I’m a student at an Art Institute campus that is closing. Because of that I’ve been receiving several “debt forgiveness” “tips” from Student Optimum Services and American Student Loan Help Center. Are any of these valid? Answer: As far as I am aware, the fifteen Art Institute locations which will no longer enroll new students, are not ... Read More »

Why Are UAE Debt Collectors Chasing Me in India?

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“Dear Jon, I worked in UAE in year 2006 and returned back after 6 months to my home country (India). I got visa for USA and moved here in 2008. I have joint family in India, living in same house. One day, someone from some XYZ collections came to my home and asked about me. My relatives told I no ... Read More »

U-Fi Student Loan Debt Reduction Mailer Review

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An amazing reader J sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. This mailer is for a purported student loan debt reduction or consolidation from U-Fi a Nelnet partnership. The mailer says you can “Save with a Refinance Loan from U-Fi.” There are a couple of concerns I have with the mailer. While the ... Read More »

David Fishman of Arbitronix and Debtbusters Thinks I’m an Idiot

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So I just got the following email from someone who says they are David Fishman, the President of Paladin Resolution consisting of Arbitronix and Debtbusters. I’m happy to let people express a point or opinion so here is his letter to the editor, so to speak. “Mr. Rhode. I am a subscriber to your daily blurb on the debt settlement ... Read More »

Can You Believe Hess Kennedy Debt Settlement Mess Still in the Works?

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For those of us who have been involved in the debt relief industry, there are a couple of landmark events that created havoc for the industry and consumers. Take Ameridebt as an example. Or how about Allegro Law. But then again there were the Morgan Drexen and Legal Helpers Debt Resolution debacles. As an industry, if we are going to ... Read More »

Delta Law Firm – Consumer Complaint – August 10, 2015

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Consumer Statement: Delta law firm promise to resolve my cc debt. The got my money now want answer the phone. I got call to court an I had no support. Now they have my money and I am paying back my debt.. if someone no how I can get my money please. Consumer Action Taken: I called over and over ... Read More »

Former Legal Helpers Employee Wonders About Colonial Law Group

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I received a tip from someone who claimed to be a former Legal Helpers Debt Resolution employee who pointed out something I should look at and raised an interesting observation. The person wondered if Legal Helpers Debt Resolution may have some relationship or link with Colonial law Group since, as they observed, the client agreements are nearly identical. What! There ... Read More »

Another Lawyer Loses License Thanks to Debt Relief Industry

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I can remember a time when Resolution Law Group and The Resolution Law Group were company names I heard frequently. Well today I heard it again. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that attorney Ian Berger who was involved with Resolution Law Group, has lost his law license. He can try to get it back in five years. Berger says, ... Read More »

Brunner Test Needs to Die Say These Heroes in Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge

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On July 29, 2015 the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) jointly filed a court document arguing a position in support of discharging student loans through the bankruptcy laws. Much thanks to the readers and tipster who slipped me the document. The matter of dealing with overwhelming student loan debt through bankruptcy has been ... Read More »

People Willing to Lose a Limb or Listen to Nickelback to Eliminate Their Debt

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Prosper, the online debt consolidation loan lender, recently conducted a pool about how people are looking at or dealing with debt. The big fact that jumped out at me was that nearly 3 percent of respondents would be willing to cut off an arm or a leg to have their debt eliminated. Seriously? Here are the results of the Prosper ... Read More »

Is United Credit Consultants Trying to Scam Google to Hide Information?

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I just learned that someone initiated a DMCA complaint with Google to have a United Credit Consultants article I wrote, hidden from readers by Google. See update at bottom of the article. The notice sent to Google reads: “Hello, Google has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that some of your materials allegedly ... Read More »

More on the Morgan Drexen & Howard Law Mystery

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Recently I answered a reader inquiry from a former Morgan Drexen reader who said their debt settlement account had been taken over by Howard Law. See Is Howard Law Really Involved With Former Morgan Drexen Clients?. Well further information has surfaced from public court documents that make me wonder even more what is going on. For those not familiar with ... Read More »

Colonial Law Group Client Agreement Reviewed – My Readers Are Awesome

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Just a few hours ago I posted Colonial Law Group and My Enrollment Center Sent a Paralegal to Meet With Me and asked if anyone had any documents, please forward them. Well I now hold in my hand a consumer agreement for Colonial Law Group that appears to answer some questions. The only one that is unclear is what is ... Read More »

Law Offices of Angela Muller Hit With $100K CT Bill and CA Disciplinary Charges

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The State of Connecticut recently posted an action they took with Law Offices of Angela Muller, APC, and Angela Elizabeth Muller. It appears from the State Bar Court of California that Angela Mueller received a Notice of Disciplinary Charges on July 8, 2015. Another record shows five different case numbers filed on the same date. The Connecticut Department of Banking ... Read More »

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