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Debt Settlement Myth #6: It’s Safe To Take 36-48 Months To Settle My Debts

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This is the sixth in a series of posts discussing the most common myths about do-it-yourself debt settlement. Most traditional debt settlement firms are still quoting program durations of 36-48 months, sometimes longer, and clients are led to believe that it’s safe to take that long. By “safe,” I mean a low risk of lawsuit activity. After all, multiple lawsuits ... Read More »

Illinois Calls Legal Helpers Debt Resolution a Scam, Yet Again. This Time Announcing Settlement.

Well I supposed you have to give props to Legal Helpers Debt Resolution for settling their conflict with the State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The State was direct in their continued criticism of the Legal Helpers Debt Resolution legal model for debt settlement. “This company was fronting as a law firm claiming to ... Read More »

The Debt Answer Clients Now Being Serviced by The Lloyd Ward Law Firm? What Does That Mean?

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A commenter stated, “if you go to www.thedebtanswer.com and call 866 446 0969 the message says the debt answer is now part of lloyd ward.” There has been much confusion lately who actually owns the clients from the debt settlement company The Debt Answer or attorney Lloyd Ward. The public fighting back and forth has reached ridiculous proportions, leaving consumer ... Read More »

More Emails Sent in Lloyd Ward v. The Debt Answer Debacle. Tipster Speaks Out.

Thanks to some totally awesome readers I now have copies of some additional emails that are being sent from Lloyd Ward & Associates and The Debt Answer to pick which company might have the rightful owner of the debt settlement clients in limbo. You can read more about this mess, here. As I said in this previous post, until some ... Read More »

Debt Settlement Advice for Debt Settlement Companies and Consumers – Part 3 – Families and Couples

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Debt Relief Considerations If you have a spouse or a partner, it is very important to review each of your situations separately, to ensure that you both require the proposed solution. This is true for any debt relief related situation. Meaning debt settlement, credit counseling, bankruptcy, whatever. At Debt Relief A La Carte, I see this all too often. When ... Read More »

The Truth About The Success Rates, Failure Rates and Completion Rates of Credit Counseling, Debt Settlement, Bankruptcy, and Debt Consolidation Loans

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This is a story that I’ve been working on for a few weeks. I’ve been asking people and groups for feedback and information to write this but what I’ve run into, is a wall. I have received some feedback from groups and people that don’t wish to be publicly identified to protect themselves but what I have learned has been ... Read More »

AVOID – Notice of Resolution Benefits Mailer

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A wonderful reader sent in a copy of a mailer they recently received that is labeled as a NOTICE OF RESOLUTION BENEFITS. The reader says when they called the number on the mailer, 866-417-0597, the company that answered identified themselves as J & D Associates. Our dear reader was perplexed why they got this mailer to begin with since their ... Read More »

Negotiating a Debt Settlement With a Debt Collector

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Are you in collection and want to negotiate with the debt collector to settle your debt for less than you owe? This video will show you how to do it with great advice from my friends, Gerri Detweiler and Michael Bovee. We talk about the best time to settle a debt with a debt collector and how much to expect ... Read More »

Debt Settlement Advice for Debt Settlement Companies and Consumers – Part 1 – On Time with Payments

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This is part 1 of a 7 part series covering debt settlement advice for both the debt settlement industry and consumers. Throughout this series, we will be taking an in depth view into the various aspects of debt settlement, their best practices, and their effects on consumers. Our first topic is about… Part 1. Enrolling into a Debt Settlement Program ... Read More »

If U.S. Court Bankruptcy Video Can Say Debt Settlement Is an Option, Why Can’t Credit Counseling?

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I was watching a video put out by the Federal Judiciary on the U.S. Courts site and was surprised when I saw they U.S. Courts listing debt settlement as an alternative to bankruptcy. The list also includes credit counseling, working with creditors (reduction in payments), and selling assets or debt consolidation loans to satisfy debts. What struck me is that ... Read More »

Houston Couple Indicted in Debt Relief Scheme to Defraud Consumers

Nathaniel Chilo, aka Nathaniel O’Neil, 22, and his girlfriend Savannah Rae Williams, 23, both of Houston, have been indicted for a scheme involving fraudulent representations about debt settlements reached with creditors and using for their own benefit the money wired to them to pay those settlements, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. The nine-count indictment alleging conspiracy and wire ... Read More »

National Distressed Asset Relief Program – DARP, It’s B.S. Watch Out.

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A hero reader with a debt relief company sent in a recent mailer for National Distressed Asset Relief Program they received on behalf of a client. The mailer fine print says it is somehow related to a law firm but makes no mention of the firm. The claims in the mailer give the recipient the impression they have just received ... Read More »

Lloyd Ward, Amanda Ward, and More Named in Washington Class Action Suit

Dallas attorney Lloyd Ward who was very involved in the debt settlement business was recently hit with a class action suit in the State of Washington. The suit was filed by The Scott Law Group against Lloyd Ward & Associates, Lloyd Ward PC, The Lloyd Ward Group, Lloyd Ward, Amanda Ward (his wife), Silverleaf Debt Solutions, and Michael Miles. The ... Read More »

Debt Settlement Companies Suffer from Premature Representation

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First, I’d like to say thank you to Steve Rhode for the invitation to make a guest post. Steve, I greatly appreciate you opening up your venue. Rather than focusing on what Debt Relief A La Carte offers, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss why. It will be much more meaningful for all. I’ve been waiting for a ... Read More »

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Consumers Appear in TV News Story

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The following television interview about Legal Helpers Debt Resolution aired in St. Louis recently and it presented a couple of consumers that felt they had been left in a worse spot after using the services of Legal Helpers Debt Resolution. LHDR claims unhappy consumers represent a small fraction of their total clients. The story contains two Skype interviews. One is ... Read More »

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