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Representative for Debt Settlement Law Firm Tells Me New FTC Rules Don’t Apply to Them

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I was working on another story but I had to share this little nugget with you. Apparently the debt settlement law firm sales representative believes the new FTC Telemarketing Sales Rules apply to debt settlement companies but says they don’t apply to law firms. It was an interesting approach that the representative was telling me if I went with a ... Read More »

Listen to the Lies This Marketing Company Tells Consumers to Sell Attorney Based Debt Settlement Services

I’ve previously written about the attorney model debt settlement firm approach that some debt settlement companies are rushing towards in an effort to circumvent any fee ban that may be put in place. The logic is that attorneys are exempt from most laws so if an attorney is doing debt settlement then it must be okay to do. The reality ... Read More »

“Consumers Assume the Commercial They Are Calling Into is Your Company”

Just when you thought marketing debt relief services could not be more misleading, I read the press release of Spotlight Media and went to the site they mentioned, TVLoanModificationLeads.com. – Source The press release brags about selling debt settlement, auto loan modification, and mortgage modification leads. But what caught my eye was the release says “If you are a reputable ... Read More »

Consumer Credit Counseling Service Disturbed With GHS Solutions Marketing of Debt Settlement

From the news story: Jennifer Wallis works at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma, and she’s always on the lookout for consumer scams. “That’s the problem I have, is tricking people into a program that’s going to damage their credit,” Wallis said. That’s exactly what Jennifer said a letter her client received is trying to do. It claims that ... Read More »

Roni Deutch Tax Centers Now Selling Debt Settlement Services

According to a recent statement from the Roni Deutch Tax Center, one of the Franchise Times top fastest growing franchise companies, they are now into selling debt settlement services. The press release says: In addition to their exceptional tax preparation services, Roni Deutch Tax Center locations have attracted entrepreneurs because they boast a number of additional year-round services including debt ... Read More »

Debt Settlement and Loan Modification Mailers and Then Halo Mac and American Debt Relief

Thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here) I wanted to show you some examples of debt settlement mailers that in my opinion appear designed to confuse of make recipients believe they come from some official or government resource. These mailers came from Budget Mailing Services at budgetmailingservices.com. – Source I’ll post examples of the mailers they have available, ... Read More »

Websites Get FTC Warning on Marketing Free Credit Reports

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FTC Warns Websites That Offer ‘Free’ Credit Reports: Disclose Federally Mandated Free Reports or Face Prosecution The Federal Trade Commission is warning 18 Internet websites offering free credit reports that they must clearly disclose that a free report is available under federal law. The FTC’s recently amended Free Credit Reports Rule, which took effect April 2, 2010, requires certain disclosures ... Read More »

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