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An Interview With Dan Stermer, the Court Appointed Receiver for the Hess Kennedy Debt Settlement Law Firm in Florida – Get Out of Debt Podcast

Here is the latest Get Out of Debt show podcast. Do You Have a Question You Want to Ask? If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask call 919-321-2378. Leave your first name and question and I’m happy to help you totally for free. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? ... Read More »

I Want to Repossess My Brothers Car. – Nicole

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Nicole “Dear Steve, My brother needed help with getting a car. So me being the nice sister I am agreed to help, not knowing he was not going to keep any of his jobs figuring a 21 year old does not have to worry about life must be. I gave him numerous chances to redeem himself. Finally I told him ... Read More »

Learn What Encephalitis and Bankruptcy Have in Common, Christie – Get Out of Debt Podcast

Here is the latest Get Out of Debt show podcast. Do You Have a Question You Want to Ask? If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask call 919-321-2378. Leave your first name and question and I’m happy to help you totally for free. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? ... Read More »

Question From James About an Allegro Law Client Refund – Get Out of Debt Podcast

Here is the latest Get Out of Debt show podcast. Do You Have a Question You Want to Ask? If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask call 919-321-2378. Leave your first name and question and I’m happy to help you totally for free. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? ... Read More »

Allegro Law Debt Management Clients. Important Information to Get Better Service.

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I’m reposting information that I had posted as a comment on the article about the Allegro Law debt settlement mess. I wanted to make sure that people who were Allegro Law debt management clients saw this important information. Attention All Allegro Debt Management Clients I have made special arrangements for you with Cambridge Credit Counseling to transfer your accounts to ... Read More »

FTC Wants Your Feedback on New Regulations on Debt Settlement and Debt Relief Services

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In an ongoing effort to better protect financially distressed consumers, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed rules to combat deceptive and abusive telemarketing of debt relief services – services that purportedly can reduce consumers’ credit card and other unsecured debt. In the Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) announced today, the Commission proposes amendments to the Telemarketing ... Read More »

NY AG Goes After a Group of Buffalo Debt Collectors For Using Verbal Abuse and Sexual Harassment to Collect

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Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down a Buffalo-based debt collection operation consisting of 13 debt collection companies run by Buffalo residents Omar Smith, Narvell Benning and Keith Marshall (collectively, the “Benning-Smith Group”). Today’s announcement is the latest action in Attorney General Cuomo’s ongoing investigation of unlawful debt collection ... Read More »

Missouri Attorney General Goes After Portfolio Recovery Associates and Professional Debt Management

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Attorney General Chris Koster today filed suit against two debt collection companies that are operating scams to collect debts from citizens who do not owe the money. Koster filed law suits in St. Louis against Portfolio Recovery Associates, a public company based in Virginia, and Professional Debt Management located in Kansas City. Koster said Portfolio buys old and bankruptcy-discharged debt, ... Read More »

New UK Debt Relief Trickery Now Labeled a Scam

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Basil and Amanda Rankie in the UK took matters into their own hands when it came to dealing with MBNA, Capital One, HSBC, and other credit card debts. Using contract law in the UK they were able to get the court to nullify their credit agreements and wipe off their debt. This isn’t a new trick. There has been a ... Read More »

I Just Invested in 33 Loans to Help People to Get Out of Debt

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Lately I’ve been very impressed with LendingClub.com and the peer-to-peer model that they have developed to let individual investors participate in some small way in making loans to other people that need to borrow money. The LendingClub business model allows both borrowers and lenders to skip the banks completely and lend to each other. From the advertising revenue from this ... Read More »

How Can I Get Caught Up on Back Payments When I Don’t Make Enough Money to Get By On? – Kenneth

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Kenneth “Dear Steve, I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy a little over 2 years ago. I was laid off last December and could not find work for 6 months. I am back working now but am behind in almost all of my payments, most notable child support and owe income taxes from last year. I had to borrow money during this ... Read More »

My Credit Score is Dropping. Is Yours?

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I am pissed off. I carefully monitor my credit report and credit score. In fact I just refreshed my consolidated credit report again today and guess what, my score from all three credit bureaus has dropped. But the spread among all three is now 17 points different rather than the 19 points that it was. Credit scores are not designed ... Read More »

I’m a College Student and I Feel Suicidal Because of My Debt. – Calvin

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Calvin “Dear Steve, I am a college student with severe chronic depression. The illness has been so debilitating that I have gone from being a dean’s list student to entering the second term of my fifth year of undergraduate school. Unfortunately, this situation has forced me to take on $41,000 in student loans. I can’t afford health insurance and even ... Read More »

Where Has Credit Counseling Been on Pushing Ahead Alternative Dispute Resolution From BAPCPA 2005?

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Every had one of those times when something pops into your head and makes you say to yourself, “Why?” Recently I had an opportunity to look at a copy of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. I know, I know, not the kind of light reading you normally pick up. I was looking up something else ... Read More »

How Can I Get Inquiries Off My Credit Report? – Chris

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“Dear Steve, I am purchasing a house for the first time. My credit report says there are too many inquires. My mortgage broker says some don’t belong to them. I also have one delinquent payment on my car, (over 30 days). How do I remove the excess inquires from my credit report? Chris”   Dear Chris, There are three types ... Read More »

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