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Killer iPhone App Delivers Free Credit Score and Credit Monitoring

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The folks over at Credit Karma have been busy little bees. I’ve been a fan of their free credit score and credit score modeling tool and mentioned them on the site. But now they’ve outdone themselves with their new iPhone app. The app is free to download and delivers a ton of useful information, except for the credit score modeling ... Read More »

ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES SUIT AGAINST DEBT COLLECTION AGENCY

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Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against a Kansas-based debt collection agency that has illegally sought to collect on payday loan debts in Arkansas. The Pulaski County Circuit Court lawsuit claims that National Credit Adjusters LLC of Hutchinson, Kan., violates the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act in its attempts to collect on payday and high-interest installment loan ... Read More »

US Bank Stops Bitch Slapping Ohio Unemployed With Overdraft Charge

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Those in Ohio who are receiving unemployment benefits will be getting a bit of a reasonable break come July 18, reports Policy matters Ohio. Seems that until now, the Reliacard prepaid debit cards that are issued by US Bank to deposit benefits on would hit the unemployed with a $17 overdraft charge. But you’ve got to wonder, since it is ... Read More »

Dotcom Success Cashes Out Winds Up Busted in More Ways Than One

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Live on Line, one of the initial dotcom success stories, sold for $70 million in 2000. Jeffifer Sultan, the owner scored big and went on to form Global Media Services with her boyfriend and Live On Line co-founder, Adam Cohen. That’s where this story tips and begins a slide downhill to become another example of massive wealth doesn’t always wind ... Read More »

Superior Court Judge Candidate Allowed to Run for Office With Recent Bankruptcy

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Out of Georgia today we see yet another example of how bankruptcy is not the job killer many gear it will be. A state administrative judge has ruled that Juvenile Court Judge Willie Saunders is eligible to run for a Superior Court judge position, according to an opinion filed today. Although Saunders owes federal taxes, his plan to pay the ... Read More »

Alleged Fiji / Thailand Based Jennifer Yoffe and Tim Gibbons Spam Faxes Are Out of Control

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A reader just forwarded to me yet another fax that was just sent by United Benefits / United Employee Benefits Group (uebg.org) that is sending out fake spam faxes to work fax numbers to sell some sort of debt relief / debt restructuring service. This would not be the embarrassingly stupid scheme if it wasn’t for the fact that the ... Read More »

My Husband Died in the UK and I Paid His BarclayCard Balance But Now Assisted Probate Services Wants More. – Jax

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“Dear Jon, In december 2009 I lost my husband in a road accident.In january 2010 I received a statement from barclaycard with a balance of £110 that had paid for my christmas gift from my husband to me.I paid the balance in full and cancelled the card after explaining the circumstances.The card was solely in my late husbands name and ... Read More »

17 Year Old Kills Father Over Debit Card Dispute

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In yet another tragic example of how money problems can lead to the most horrible on consequences, typically murder or suicide, a dispute of a debit card transaction led a 17 year old to shot her father in the head with a towel wrapped rifle. Trinity Copeland of Troy, New York is in the Rensselaer County jail following the dispute ... Read More »

Help Save X Trial. Oh, and Never Get Stuck by Friends Again Who Promise to Pay, and Don’t..

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Have you ever been in that uncomfortable position of being the organizer of some event or trip between friends and someone didn’t pay what was promised and you got left funding the difference? Yea, me too. Crowdtilt has launched in 2012 and makes it their mission to make sure you don’t get left holding the bag. With this service, people ... Read More »

Consumer Billing and Debt Safeguards Under Obamacare / Affordable Care Act

Like it or not, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land now and it’s time to start really understanding what the Act provides consumers. While you might have had a visceral reaction to the law, a review of the 974 page compilation of patient protection under the Act brings some favorable safeguards and protections to all. Under ... Read More »

I’d Like to Get My British Passport Back. I’m in New Zealand and Left Debt in the UK. – Nicola

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“Dear Jon, Hello Jon, I have a similar situation to a previous enquirer. I left the UK in 1995 and had about 3k worth of debt. I was extremely ill and was diagnosed schizophrenic in New Zealand. I was hospitalized in NZ a year later in 1996. I only meant to stay in NZ for a short time but my ... Read More »

Obamacare, the Hook for the Latest Scam

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It’s enough to make you sick. No sooner had the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act than scam artists began working the phones. They say they’re from the government and that, using the Affordable Care Act as a hook, they need to verify some information. They might have the routing number from your bank, and then use ... Read More »

Scammers Stealing Credit Reports Using Stolen Credit Cards and Debit Cards

It seems crooks today are becoming more productivity conscious and leveraging one stolen credit or debit card into an entirely new enterprise. Scammers are targeting the motherlode of information, your credit report. By purchasing your credit report online scammers are getting access to a comprehensive report about all of your current and past credit activity. Using that information they could ... Read More »

Loan Delinquencies Fall to Lowest Points Since Recession

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Circuit Court of Jefferson County Temporarily Enjoins Fast Auto Loans

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Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced today that Virginia-based Fast Auto Loans, Inc. was ordered to stop collecting payments, seizing vehicles, and entering into new loans with West Virginia residents until a hearing on August 24, 2012. The Order, entered on July 3, by the Honorable David H. Sanders, Judge, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, also requires the defendants, Fast Auto ... Read More »

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