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Students Fight Back Against For-Profit Colleges: Westwood College Sued For Fraud

We’ve covered this topic time and time again (see Know Your For-Profit College ABC’s: Assertive, Bold and Cheeky. How I Almost Became a For-Profit College Statistic and Government Finds Fraud and Deception in Marketing for For-Profit Colleges); for-profit colleges and their deceptive practices to get students to enroll and take out loans they cannot afford. However, on August 21, 2010 ... Read More »

Banks Target MVBs, Most Vulnerable Bankers, to Keep Overdraft “Protection” Before Regulation E Comes Into Effect

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Overdraft “protection” as we know it in America will make a positive change August 15, 2010. Considering to protect something means to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction, overdraft “protection” is anything but that. I view it as one of those “convince” fees. Let’s just call it what it is: a service charge. Most banks charge a ... Read More »

Mother-Daughter Team Pretend to be from Credit Card Company and Call Widowers for Money Owed by Deceased Spouse

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A mother and daughter team out of Niles Michigan, 44-year-old Bettye Turnbo of Niles and her daughter, 27-year-old Christina Turnbo were arrested after they had been using the obituaries to call the surviving spouses of dead seniors and telling them the dead spouse owed money and they had to pay up. The Turnbo’s allegedly then asked for a blank check ... Read More »

Dave Burke, the Radio Host Credit Counselor, and the Real Talk Network Send Client to Collections. WTF!

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This comment came in on a previous post of mine, What Do You Think of the Dave Burke Real Talk System of Eliminating Debt? – Stan. I don’t think I’ve ever created a new post from a comment before but this comment brought to light some very disturbing issues. I went to the Real talk “Free” seminar. At the end ... Read More »

Buying a Snuggie or Something From an Infomercial Can Get Your Credit Card Cancelled.

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With banks hunting with a vengeance for any available reason to raise interest rates or snap back a credit card from a customer that might cause them a loss, the data mining of what and where you buy is becoming a critical key to watch. The behavior of purchasers can indicate that a cardholder may be headed for a default. ... Read More »

Credit Counseling, Credit Repair, Debt Settlement and Other Scams Are Target of FTC Sweep

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The Federal Trade Commission recently annound operation Short Change, an effort to help curb abuses of consumers by groups claiming to offer help. Here is a summary of the companies targeted under Operation Short Change. California Mezey & Associates, Inc., Campos Chartered Law Firm, The Consumer Protection Law Center dba Consumer Law Center, LLC Desist and Refrain Order issued for ... 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 »

What You Buy Tells Your Credit Card Company How to Treat You

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Thanks to @lizweston of Twitter for pointing out this very important article that all debtros need to read. What Does Your Credit-Card Company Know About You? To understand how the credit-card industry got interested in psychology, you have to go way back, to a time when many Americans didn’t have a credit card, when almost every company charged the same ... Read More »

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