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I Got Blacklisted and Banned by Digg and I Can’t Get Out. It’s a Life Sentence.

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Look, I will be the first one to admit. I f****ed up by installing a social media plugin in 2007, for a short period of time on the GetOutOfDebt.org site. The WordPress plugin would randomly submit a post to Digg and other similar sites to help save me time. I didn’t like the way it worked and felt uncomfortable with ... Read More »

Michigan Credit Adjustors, in Trouble and on Fire! – Vicki

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I wasn’t really sure what to do with this question or statement that came in so I thought I’d just publish it and hope that others can add something to it regarding their experience with Michigan Debt Adjustors, positive, neutral, or negative. The reason I’m doing this is that there is just little to nothing written or on the web ... Read More »

California AG Takes Action Against Foreclosure Consultants & Loan Modification Companies

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Continuing his fight against scam artists who “prey on” vulnerable Californians, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a directive forcing foreclosure consultants to register with his office and post a $100,000 bond by July 1, 2009. Those who fail to do so will be in violation of state law, subject to criminal penalties of up to a year ... Read More »

I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Gemima

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It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

Attorney General Reaches Deal With Debt Collection Companies Over Deceptive Practices

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New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has reached an agreement with three New York debt collection companies that failed to adequately supervise employees who engaged in deceptive and fraudulent methods to collect debts. The three companies, Creditors Interchange Receivable Management, LLC, Capital Management Services, LP and Tri-Financial, LLC, have agreed to substantially reform their ... Read More »

Just Because Your Bank Modified Your Mortgage Doesn’t Mean It Will Stick

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A very interesting article on the Mortgage law Network appeared that you should be aware of. And banks are failing at an alarming rate. When a bank is taken over by the FDIC, the FDIC is protected by law from “side deals” made with borrowers which might tend to reduce the value of your loan to them. What does this ... Read More »

New Scam to Watch Out For: [email protected] & the Rental Scam

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I had a friend start to get sucked in on a rental scam that goes like this. Vivian Coleman or Vivian Coleman posts a well written advertisement for a sublease of a beautiful furnished apartment for a below market rate. She says that she and her husband have been relocated out of the area and they are looking for someone ... Read More »

I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Mihail Popritac

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It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

At What Point Do Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman Compromise Themselves For Sales?

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This is just another one of those random thoughts that flows through my head every once in a while, so forgive me. I was thinking back on my old days when I ran a large credit counseling / debt management company and dealt with the balancing act of needing to get new clients versus always doing the right thing. I ... Read More »

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into Debt Collection Companies

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ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO LAUNCHES INQUIRY INTO DEBT COLLECTORS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE Cuomo Shuts Down NY Collection Agencies That Threatened and Intimidated Consumers Into Paying Debts They Didn’t Owe Sends Subpoenas to Nearly 20 Debt Collectors Statewide Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has launched a statewide inquiry into debt collection companies. As part of the ... Read More »

Two Women Running Credit Repair Firm Lose to Arkansas Attorney General

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Two women who ignored a lawsuit filed against them by the Arkansas attorney general’s office have not responded to a federal judge’s order that they pay nearly $700,000 in penalties for defrauding at least 139 Arkansans through a credit-repair scam. Meanwhile, the two women, Sherrye Mance and Tiffany Morris, are believed to have simply changed the name of their operation ... Read More »

Court Mediation Services (CMS) Agreement – Scanned Copy

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I recently answered a question for Susan regarding Court Mediation Services (CMS) and she was kind enough to send in a copy of the agreement she signed. Original question is here I Signed Up With Court Mediation Services and Now I’m Being Sued by Citibank. – Susan. See below. I think others will find page one and two of the ... Read More »

I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Adjolloh Amessika

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It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

Texas Attorney General Files Charges Against Four Debt Settlement Groups

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged four debt settlement companies with orchestrating fraudulent debt settlement schemes. The defendants’ Web sites promised that they could eliminate their customers’ unsecured debts – such as credit card accounts – in as little as three years. According to the state’s enforcement action, the defendants unlawfully misrepresented and overstated the nature of their services. ... Read More »

A Question Update From Sarah – Communication, Relationships, and Debt

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“Hi Steve- I wrote you a few months ago regarding my upcoming marriage and fiance concerns. See I’m Getting Married But My Fiancee and I Don’t Seem to Be Money Compatible. – Sarah . Here is an update: My fiancee and I were not on the same page. We sat down and had a long talk (at a restaurant to ... Read More »

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