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Freedom Debt Told Me Not to Speak to My Creditor. – Karen

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“Dear Steve, I owe $26,000 in unsecured credit card debt, plus $6,000 in medical bills from 2008 and 2009. 6 months ago, I turned the $26,000 over to Freedom Debt. Of course, they are taking their fee out first, they have negotiated and settled one $1,700 account for about half. The last payment goes out to that creditor November 5. ... Read More »

Florida Attorney General Wants Debt Settlement Companies to Put Up Before You Pay Up

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that he has co-sponsored a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), asking it to amend a federal rule that would require debt relief service companies to provide services before collecting any fees. The letter was also sponsored by the Attorneys General of Illinois, Maryland, and Washington. Debt relief is an umbrella term ... Read More »

40 States Band Together to Regulate Debt Settlement Companies

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The attorneys general of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming have written to the Federal Trade ... Read More »

DebtZero Tells You How to Make Money in the Debt Settlement Business

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I stumbled across the DebtZero website this morning, quite by accident. But once I took a look around I had to share it with you. DebtZero appears to sell access to or a business opportunity to let people make money selling debt settlement services and brags about how much money can be made. Your income will be generated from enrollment ... Read More »

I Signed Up For Debt Settlement Services and Got Sued Anyway. – Dog

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“Dear Steve, I signed with the credit exchange and the jhonson law group and they let me be sued for 8000 dollars because the law group did nothing. My garnishment is for 168 a week Dog” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, tips, ... Read More »

Credit Solutions of America and American Debt Arbitration, Debt Settlement Companies, Are Sued by State of Florida

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Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced his office has filed two lawsuits on behalf of Florida consumers against five debt settlement-related companies. According to the Attorney General’s lawsuits, the businesses promised consumers they could pay off their debts for a fraction of the amount owed, but instead collected large up-front fees and left customers with little or no money ... Read More »

A Review of the Everest Debt Solutions Debt Settlement Client Agreement

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Recently I wrote about a debt settlement company called Everest Debt Solutions here and here. I managed to get my hands on one of their client agreements so I wanted to review it for you to help you understand what it all means to the best of my ability. I think you’ll find some eyeopening sections in my comments below ... Read More »

The Curse of the Hess Kennedy Debt Settlement Firm Lives On

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In a twisted matter of irony the law firm that was acting as a receiver for the Hess Kennedy debt settlement company that was closed down in Florida, has been closed down. Law.com reported that Lewis B. Freeman & Partners went to court in Florida on Friday and put the firm out of business. This seems to have stemmed from ... Read More »

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