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If You Signed Up With a Debt Settlement Company Since in 2008, 2009, or 2010. Bad News.

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Damon Day had an excellent observation on his site in a post he wrote after the Senate Hearings yesterday on debt settlement. His concern is for people who have enrolled in a debt settlement program in the last couple of years. Since the debt settlement companies typically take their fees during the first couple of years the consumer is enrolled ... Read More »

Many Debt Settlement Firms Lie and Defraud People Says Government Report

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Reuters covered the hearing yesterday and published their take on the Senate Hearings on the debt settlement industry. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Debt settlement Firms Rife with Fraud: GAO (Reuters) – A big percentage of debt settlement companies lie to and defraud people who contact them asking for help with credit problems, according to a ... Read More »

FTC Testifies Before Senate Hearing Today to Send Debt Settlement to Time Out

The Federal Trade Commission today told the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that the FTC will continue its stepped-up efforts to protect financially strapped consumers from deceptive and abusive debt relief scams. The testimony, presented by FTC Commissioner Julie Brill, described the FTC’s law enforcement actions, a rule change the agency has proposed to combat deceptive and ... Read More »

Debt-Agency.us, Debt-Experts.net and TheConsumerStandard.com Running ‘Deceptive’ Stimulus Debt Settlement Advertisements

The Consumer Standard Debt Settlement Advertisement

Yesterday I came across a link to http://theconsumerstandard.com/v1/debt.php which took me to the page below. What struck me about the advert was how it made it appear there was some new federal or state law that allowed people for a limited time to reduce their debt by 50%. The link at the bottom of the page “Reforms to Protect American ... Read More »

Keith Nelms, Owner of Allegro Law Debt Settlement Fame, Goes Bankrupt With $28 in His Pocket

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I just took a look at the bankruptcy filing for Keith Nelms, the attorney owner of the Debt Settlement company, Allegro Law. Some of the creditors he listed in his filing included: Jennifer Nelms, Calude Nelms, Jr., State of Alabama Consumer Affairs Division, Internal Revenue Service, Alabama Department of Revenue, some student loans, Chase Bank, Household Finance, and the approximately ... Read More »

Credit Card Defense Network CCDN Sued as a Debt Settlement Company by West Virginia

The AG’s office in West Virginia just forwarded me a copy of their suit against Robert Lock and Phillip Manger of the ill fated Credit Card Defense Network. CCDN has been in a heap of trouble for some time now. Robert Lock, an attorney, was all over the net in the past few year bragging about how his techniques and ... Read More »

Debt Settlement USA Sued by Bankruptcy Trustee for a Lot of Money

Here is an interesting legal case that was filed on March 26,2010 against Debt Settlement USA. Former Debt Settlement USA clients, the Leber’s went bankrupt. The Chapter 7 trustee took a look at their situation and sued Debt Settlement USA claiming that Debt Settlement USA breached its contractual obligations to the Lebers’ and failed to provide the promised result. Among ... Read More »

Dumbest Press Release of the Day – Federal Consumer Relief / Federal Debt Relief

There is no way I’d do business with the Federal Consumer Relief / Federal Debt Relief company. After reading their latest press release I think they are illiterate. Carefully read the press release they sent out, below, and let me know what you think. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Valuable Process to Reduce Debts Debt Settlement ... Read More »

US Debt Resolve, First Debt Settlement Company in America to Embrace Openness and Transparency for Consumers

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Effective April 7, 2010 US Debt Resolve, under the leadership of Scott Johnson, became the first debt settlement company in America to answer my challenge for openness and honesty in the debt settlement industry from my article “A Call, Make That a Scream, for Transparency in the Debt Settlement Industry.” I’ve had conversations with some other debt settlement companies as ... Read More »

Federal Trade Commission Releases “Settling Your Debts” Publication

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The Federal Trade Commission today release a new publication to help consumers that might be considering debt settlement as a way to deal with their debt. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Settling Your Credit Card Debts Settling Your Credit Card Debts If you’ve maxed out your credit cards and you’re getting deeper and deeper in debt, ... Read More »

AARP Gets Tough With Debt Settlement Companies

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Burdened with debt, millions of consumers contact debt settlement agencies in search of help – only to find out that what looked like the light at the end of the tunnel turned into a nightmare because of huge fees and deceptive business practices. As bills keep piling on the kitchen tables of a growing number of Americans, lack of regulation ... Read More »

Why Do TASC Member Debt Settlement Companies Appear to Fail Their Own TASC Audit?

I don’t know how in the world I landed on this press release from The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC, but I did and I wasn’t looking for it. The press release contained a very interesting statement. – Source The audit process is investigating and confirming member compliance with organization bylaws which dictate business practices and ethics standards. In addition ... Read More »

Beware of Debt Settlement Scams Says CBS News

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A report on the CBS “Early Show” had some very strong warning about debt settlement companies. Minnesota Attorney General Lisa Madigan said, “You would be more likely to settle your debt by buying a lottery ticket than by signing up with a debt settlement company.” You can watch the report from CBS below. Read More »

Debt-Settlement Fraud Rising with Lack of Regulation Says Washington Post

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Baltimore resident Gloria Snowden thought she had found a way out from under her $10,000 credit card bill when she signed up with a company that promised to negotiate with creditors to settle the debt for less than she owed. It was 2003 and the nascent debt-settlement industry was just taking off. Traditional credit counseling and consolidation organizations devise payment ... Read More »

Regulation of Debt Settlement Companies Looming

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This is a guest post by Kenneth Long, President of Fiscal Progress. If you would like to submit a guest post for publication, just send me an email to [email protected] Steve On September 25, 2008 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop to explore the for-profit debt settlement industry. Panelists representing debt settlement companies, consumer advocates, regulators and ... Read More »

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