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FTC Cracking Down on Scams using “Free” Trail Offers

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The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on online marketing scheme’s using “Free” Trail offers as a way to scamming consumers of their money. A federal court stopped an online operation that allegedly stole more than $450 million from consumers in the US and other countries at the request of the FTC. The alleged ringleader, Jesse Willms and 10 companies ... Read More »

    Eastender Stripper Celebrity Father Jailed for Thumbing Nose at Debts.

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    As an avid viewer of England’s soap opera Eastender’s I was personally intrigued by the story of Nicola Stapleton’s father, who was charged with VAT (Value Added Tax) fraud and nonpayment of his penalty. Nicola is well known for her provocative and bad girl role on the show. After a 17 year hiatus from Eastender’s Nicola returned in 2011 and ... Read More »

      Liberty Title Agency President Sentenced Jail Time For Embezzlement

      Brian Madden, former president and co-founder of Liberty Title Agency LLC (“Liberty Title”), was sentenced to 20 months in prison on September 20, 2011. Madden misappropriated and embezzled escrow and other client funds from his company to two other insurance agencies that he controlled and operated in New York. Last December he pled guilty to wire fraud and embezzlement. Manhattan ... Read More »

        California Attorney General Responds Against Mitchell Stein Suit in Mass Joinder Action

        The California Attorney General has responded to the suit filed by Mitchell Stein, Esq. that he filed against people as an extension of the California mass joinder raids, see an article on a similar suit here. This suit by Stein was filed in several states, including Florida, California, and New York. The response by the California Attorney General’s office rebuts ... Read More »

          Banking Scams: How Banks Are Legally Stealing Your Money and What You Can Do About It

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          The down economy has hurt more than just general public – banks are feeling the pinch as well. In an effort to generate extra income, they’ve become quite creative and sneaky in their tactics. We refer to these at 720CreditScore.com as banking scams. They are the ways banks “legally steal” from you month after month, most times without you even ... Read More »

            Kelley Blue Book Warns Of Payment Protection Plan Scam

            Kelley Blue Book publicly warned the world Wednesday, September 21, 2011, of a new scam in which someone is using a fake Kelley Blue Book website. Over the last few months Kelley Blue Book has received an increasing number of inquiries about a protection plan that they do not offer. Apparently the scam solicits money from buyers via an escrow-based, ... Read More »

              Royalty Resource Network Named in Advanced Fee Loan Deception

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              Consumers in West Virginia are being warned, by their Attorney General Darrell McGraw, about a scam that offers the promise of “fast and easy loans”. These promises are coming from advertisements produced by the “Royalty Resource Network” (RRN), a Canadian based scam operation, that is appearing in local West Virginia publications. Attorney General McGraw stated: “Consumers should use extra caution ... Read More »

                Scamming : There’s An App For That

                Apparently a scammer in Alaska is using a gadget, possibly a smart phone, and making bogus calls mimicking other numbers on caller ID systems. Last Friday an Anchorage resident was received a call that appeared to come from the Anchorage Police Department. A heavy accented man demanded money and told the woman that he was Police Chief Mark Mew. Unlucky ... Read More »

                  This Just In: $4 Million Pay Phone Fraud Scam …. And Pay Phones Still Exist!

                  I’m a proud Maryland native but after reading a recent press release of a Bethesda, Maryland resident’s pay phone fraud scheme, I can’t help but feel embarrassed that this took place so close to my old home. This must be what people from New Jersey feel like every week after an airing of The Jersey Shore. Bethesda resident, Nicolas Kantartzis, ... Read More »

                    Mass Joinder Marketing Mess Manages to Manufacture More Misery

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                    How’s that for a title that uses M’s. But seriously, the mass joinder marketing mess in California turns another page. Following the Attorney General and California Bar raids last month that seized the records of some law firms and accounts, one of the attorneys in that sweep, Mitchell Stein, is fighting back. According to Courthouse News Service, Stein has filed ... Read More »

                      Does Credit Counseling Hurt Your Credit

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                      Before I wrote this article, I did a quick google search for Does Credit Counseling Hurt Your Credit and I learned 2 things. 1. That the prevailing wisdom (if that is what we are calling the first page of Google these days) seems to indicate that no, Credit Counseling also known as a Debt Management Plan (DMP) does not Hurt ... Read More »

                        Shopaholic Casting Call

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                        THE CREATORS AND PRODUCERS OF THE EMMY NOMINATED, HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SERIES “HOARDERS” TEAMS WITH A MAJOR CABLE NETWORK IS NOW CASTING… SHOPAHOLICS DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW… HAVE A REAL CRISIS ON HAND WHEN IT COMES TO SHOPPING? ADDICTED TO SHOPPING ONLINE EVEN THOUGH IT RACKS UP ALREADY MAXED OUT CREDIT CARDS? HAVE LITTLE MONEY LEFT FOR MORE IMPORTANT ... Read More »

                          American Therapeutic Corporation Owner Received Longest Prison Sentence For A Medicare Fraud Case Ever

                          Lawrence Duran, Miami resident and owner of health care company, American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC) has received the longest prison sentence ever imposed in a Medicare fraud case with 50 years in prison when he orchestrated a $205 million Medicare fraud scam. ATC’s other owner, Marianella Valera, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Duran, Valera and co-defendants have been ordered ... Read More »

                            Get Your Free Money: Treasure Hunting Online

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                            Indiana Jones racing through some foreign land seeking his next archaeological find is an adventure that this treasure seeker would never get tired of. Who doesn’t get excited about finding a treasure? Especially, if it’s free money. Whether it’s finding a $20 bill in the parking lot of the mall or an old bond that your grandparents bought you, it’s ... Read More »

                              How To Get Through Security Lines Faster: Bring Cash – TSA Employee Steals From Travelers

                              This is one of those “WTF, REALLY?” stories. Al Raimi, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee, of Woodbridge, New Jersey, was sentenced to six months of house arrest today for stealing money from unsuspecting travelers as they passed through security screenings at Newark Liberty International Airport. Really. Raimi has also been ordered to pay out $24,150 restitution to his victims ... Read More »

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