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OCC Appoints Receiver for Fort Lee Federal Savings Bank

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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) yesterday appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver for Fort Lee Federal Savings Bank, Fort Lee, New Jersey, a federal savings association. As of December 31, 2011, the institution had approximately $51.9 million in total assets. The OCC acted after finding that the institution had experienced substantial dissipation of ... Read More »

Court Provides Background on Edward Cherry Activities in Matter Involving Chase Bank

On April 17, 2012 a Delaware court issued an opinion on the case involving Edward Cherry and Chase Bank. This matter also named the following defendants; Laura Hess, Edward T. Kennedy, Eric Silversen, Home Plate Consultants, Self made LLC, The Consumer Law Center of Delray Beach, The Consumer Law Center of Boca Raton BACKGROUND Defendant Cherry engaged in various willful, ... Read More »

How Long After Bankruptcy Can I Buy a House?

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How long after bankruptcy can I buy a house? Well there is a question that people often want to know. They assume they will not be able to buy a home or get a mortgage after bankruptcy but that’s just not true. The reality is most people that claim you can’t get a mortgage after bankruptcy, don’t know what they ... Read More »

Reducing Debt with a Second Job

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Reducing debt can be a difficult task, especially if you are already involved with collections. Sure the FDCPA will protect you from harassment, but who really wants to deal with that? One method to getting out of debt is to make more money…fast. Getting a second job is an effective way of doing that. While getting a second job may ... Read More »

I’m Tired of Paying Out the Butt for Razor Blades. How About You?

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I just got back from the drug store. I needed some razor blades. But $27 for eight razor blades. I’m sick of it. I’m not going to pay “the man” that kind of coin any more. It’s highway robbery. Seriously, if you were driving down a highway and a guy in a mask pulled you over at random and took ... Read More »

Oh Dear – Debt Help and Answers Site Needs Help

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Someone asked me to look at debthelpandanswers.com, and so I did. Clearly what we have here is a small player who is trying to attract potential customers. The site appears to be for a Marcella Hill. My clients are everyday American’s who are facing financial crisis due to the current economy and personal hardships. My clients are served by me, ... Read More »

Bogus National Debt Relief Hardship Program Mailer Still Being Sent

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First off I would like to applaud the debt relief company that sent me in this mailer. Good debt relief companies that care about consumers and who want to play a role is stamping out bogus advertising that hurt the entire industry, can play a role by forwarding material to me at [email protected] I’ve covered bogus mailers on The National ... Read More »

County Filing Services and Others Sued by West Virginia Over Collection Activity

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Country Filing Services is back on my radar again. The State of West Virginia recently filed suit against them and a number of other parties over alleged unlicensed debt collection activities. County Filing Services first came to my attention by a reader that was scared by them. That investigation resulted in this huge article, “Fake Process Servers Work Hard to ... Read More »

Bankruptcy – Latest Bankruptcy News – Bankruptcy

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The Latest Bankruptcy News Here is a listing of the latest bankruptcy news from around the United States. These links will give you information about the latest breaking news. Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy News Google News Bing News Reuters News PR Newswire Read More »

Bankruptcy Filings Spike With Tax Refunds

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A recent paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that tax refunds create a spike in bankruptcy filings by as much as 7 percent. The reasoning behind this spike is due to households needing to file bankruptcy but not having the cash on hand to actually declare bankruptcy. The tax refunds actually help to fund that process. ... Read More »

Free Gas for Life Scam Slapped by FTC

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The Federal Trade Commission put a stop to an online operation that allegedly lured consumers with a supposedly “free” book falsely promising that it would show them how to power their cars and homes at no cost, and then billed them for an online magazine they never ordered. The defendants behind the alleged scam have agreed to a settlement that ... Read More »

The Resolution Law Group Sued Over Claims in Mailer by First Mariner Bank

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It looks like another company marketing services against lenders has run into trouble as a result of their mailers. It’s somewhat similar to the claims made against another company, NHT Law Group. You can read that story here. It looks like mortgage lenders are going after these mass joinder like mailers more often. In the complaint filed against The Resolution ... Read More »

Owe Taxes This Year? Five Actions to Take Before You File.

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For many, tax filing deadlines can be a stressful time, especially if you are faced with a tax bill that you cannot pay. Perhaps you owe taxes for the first time this year or you still owe from a prior year. Here are 5 actions you must take before filing day: File on or before the deadline – and there ... Read More »

I Just Filed Bankruptcy and I’m Out of Debt, Now What Should I Do?

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I noticed someone had recently searched for information the other day about what do to once they were out of debt. An excellent question and probably one I take for granted far too often. Getting out of debt generally involves digging yourself out or some sort of intervention like bankruptcy. The entire experience can often teach you important life lessons ... Read More »

California Attorneys Facing Disbarment as a Result of Targeting Homeowners

Two Southern California attorneys are facing disbarment and a third faces a disciplinary trial after a joint investigation by the State Bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel and the Attorney General’s Office into a loan modification scam that targeted distressed homeowners, the State Bar of California announced today. The proposed discipline is the result of a coordinated effort in August ... Read More »

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