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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.

I Can’t Get Any Information About Consult America. – Alfred

debt

“Dear Steve, Currently have $35000 in credit card debt. Unable to get a loan because debt ratio. Consult America has offered a credit card rate reduction program which will reduce my monthly payment from ~$900 per month to $670/month for a period of 36 months. They say my total debt wiil be reduced by $10,900. Does this seem ok? Haven’t ... Read More »

Single Mother of 6, Working Full Time and Going to School. – Walquiria

big family

“Dear Steve, single mother of 6… I hold a full time job plus I go to school 3 nights a week Hi Steve I am a single mother of 6. I work full time and I go to school 3 nights a week. I got divorced about 4 years ago, I would like buy a house for my children but ... Read More »

Great Plains Lending Keeps Calling Me for Payment. – Phillip

hiding

“Dear Steve, My situation is this; last June I lost my job working in a school district. I fell behind on all my bills throughout the summer, and luckily I earned another school position in November. Back in October, I applied for a loan with Great Plains and got $600. I am still not caught up on all my bills, ... Read More »

Is Remedy Center in California a Scam for Loan Modifications? – Jack

puzzle

“Dear Steve, I responded to a solicitation for a loan re-modification from the Remedy Center in New Port Beach Ca. I sent them $3995 retainer(fee) to help me secure a loan re-modification. Is The remedy Group a scam? Jack” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of ... Read More »

My Car Was Wrongly Repossessed by Capital One Auto Finance. – Richard

tow truck repo

“Dear Steve, My car was wrongfully repossessed by Capital One Auto Finance. They acknowledged that it was their error. However they are now refusing to provide documentation for me to send to the credit bureaus. Every time I contact them they state they will have it removed but now as a result I have a repo and a closed account ... Read More »

My Sallie Mae Student Loans Make Me Suicidal and Anxious. – Angela

stressed-woman

“Dear Steve, I have a massive amount of school loan debt from a school that was very overpriced and I didn’t finish to get my degree. The company I am involved with is Sallie Mae and they have been very unforgiving with payments so it doesn’t really matter how much I send. The debt keeps rising. I’m really at a ... Read More »

Bank of America is Giving Me the Run Around With My Mortgage Modification. – Terry

Real Estate Concept

“Dear Steve, I took in a friend of our family and he ended up ripping me off after he sold his property and never paid me back. I had to file for Bankruptcy and was cleared of that debt in April 2012. In the mean time I lost my state job, had no income and took a meanial job which ... Read More »

I Can’t Pay the Virginia Employment Commission and Don’t Want to Go Bankrupt. – Linda

single mom

“Dear Steve, I previously owned a company and went out of business due to a number of things. The IRS and the State of Virginia are being very cooperative and recognize my hardship. The Virginia Employment Commission is another matter all together. After several months of me paying them a very small amount, they have decided that is not enough ... Read More »

Reader Says I Should Look at Credit Services Today as New Formation of Credit Alliance Group

Credit Services Today (20130326)

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following information. “Credit Alliance Group has reopened as credit services today at a Seattle address offering debt settlement and credit monitoring. When you click on the link for the debt calculator on the new website at creditservicestoday.net look at the address bar of your browser, it takes you to the ... Read More »

New Documents Show Florida Land Trust, Whitestone Capital Trust, and Private Capital Trust Activities Continue

Mature woman confused

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a number of documents which show companies in Florida are continuing to market land trusts. This is particularly interesting since Fidelity Land Trust was sued and given a Temporary Restraining Order in September, 2012 to cease all business. I’m going to post the documents I received below and we shall see ... Read More »

Debt Collector and Debt Collection Law Firm to Pay Big for Violations

ftc

After allegedly misleading consumers into paying unnecessary fees and falsely threatening consumers with lawsuits, defendants in a debt collection operation have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. The FTC alleged in its complaint that the defendants – a debt buyer and a debt collection law firm, both based in Mississippi – violated the FTC Act and the Fair Debt ... Read More »

Update on Case Filed by Florida Against Fidelity Land Trust, Ed Cherry, Larry Diodato and Others

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Back in 2012 the Florida Attorney General filed a lawsuit to stop Fidelity Land Trust from continuing to sell services to consumers. For more information read this post. As part of that case an anonymous tipster (send in your tips here) has forwarded me a copy of the deposition of Larry Diodato from February 19, 2013. Below are excerpts of ... Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Dealing With Student Loans You Can’t Afford

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More and more student loans are becoming the most problematic debt anyone can own. At some point in the past couple of decade student loans when from a leg up to financial slavery. There is a lot of information out there about how to deal with troublesome student loan debt and payments. But I thought I’d put together the ultimate ... Read More »

We Were Scammed by United Mortgage Consulting and Want Our Money Back. – Pam

Cosplayers at San Diego Comic Con 2009

“Dear Steve, We filed previously with you about being scammed out of $1990.00 by United Mortgage Consulting. How long can it take for a response? We have filed complaints with the BBB, Ca State’s Attorney, IL States Attorney, FTC, FBI. Most of them stated there was nothing they could do or we never heard from them at all. We do ... Read More »

I Worked With Enlightened Debt Solutions and Johnson Law Group but Need Proof. – Merrill

Woman in safari hat looking through binoculars

“Dear Steve, i entered in agreement with enlighened debt solution and then it went johnson law though i paid off an account two years later they calling saying i owe them 5,678 trying to find way to contact johnson law to find out what they paid. Merrill” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series ... Read More »

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