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Debt Reduction Department Mailer Promises Underwriting and Approval

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I have a mailer in from of me that was sent from an entity who describes themselves with an extremely generic name, Debt Reduction Department. An amazing reader Kiwi101 send in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. The mailer says the company is located at: Debt Reduction Department PO Box 4668 #66587 New York, ... Read More »

American Debt Mediators Debt Relief Offer, Reviewed

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A reader sent in a copy of a mailer they got from American Debt Mediators. They said ADM is allegedly charging the first three months in fees. If true it looks like American Debt Mediators is using an attempted catalog by mail loophole to avoid the Telemarketing Sales Rules. The letter appears to be an offer for debt settlement services ... Read More »

Thomassen Law Group Generic Debt Relief Postcard Sent in For Review

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An amazing reader Tissa send in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. The mailer from “Fresh Start Legal Advocates” was sent from postal permit 1297 in Sacramento, California. The same as another mailer I just covered, here. But I’m not sure if Thomassen Law Group is embarrassed to use their name on the postcard ... Read More »

Disturbing Wise Debt Relief Mailer Signed by David Hall / Indemnification & Disbursement Division

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An amazing reader Kiwi101 send in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. This one is VERY Interesting because is uses the logos of American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa to sell what appears to be a debt settlement program. The mailer does not easily identify who the company is behind the mailer. While the ... Read More »

Jet Debt Settlement. Are You Kidding Me?

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A reader and tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a copy of an email they recently received from a company called Jet Debt Settlement. We’ve got some bad news for you. Your debt isn’t going away. In fact, as You read this, it’s getting worse. Fees and Penalties are adding up. The Good News Is – We’ll Settle ... Read More »

Reader Not Happy With CuraDebt Advertising

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a request to have me look at a site, usadebtrelief.biz and said they felt it “seems very pre tsr to me.” The site consists of a home page as shown below. And that certainly does bring back memories of the days before the Telemarketing Sales Rule and advice on what is ... Read More »

Consult America Decides Credit Card Modification is New Name for Debt Settlement

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Companies have been scrambling to get away from the term debt settlement in an effort to try and claim the services they offer are nothing like the bad debt settlement companies that charged huge advance fees. Consult America is one such company apparently. A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a copies of an emails they received from ... Read More »

Tipster Says Jeffrey Hyslip Now With Revolution Attorney Network

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A tipster (send in your tips here) let me know that attorney Jeffrey Hyslip may now be associated with something called Revolution Attorney Network. Hyslip is renowned for his role with Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and that debt settlement attorney model model. Past stories on Hyslip can be found here. The tipster (send in your tips here) said that the ... Read More »

Smart Credit Group – Dumbest Promises I’ve Seen Recently

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As part of my efforts to protect consumers, I poke around and look at advertisements and sales claims by debt relief companies. The help wanted ads are a great way to see who is motivated first by money rathe than offering exceptional consumer advice. Take for example the two advertisements today for a group called Smart Credit Group. The ads ... Read More »

National Relief Hotline – Not What You Think

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Early this morning I was watching television when the same commercial for National Relief Hotline began running over and over. It caught my attention. It’s important for consumers who see the commercial for National Relief Hotline to understand what exactly it is. The commercial promotes the company can assist consumers who are dealing with: Foreclosure Denied Loan Modification Missed Mortgage ... Read More »

Companies Need to Watch Out for the FTC on Deceptive Ads

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An article in Adweek talks about focus the Federal Trade Commission has had in going after advertisers for deceptive advertisers. It’s a good read for those that either engage in marketing or hire outside parties or lead vendors to represent their services. The big takeaway is that the FYC is not just concentrating on going after scammer, but also legitimate ... Read More »

Is the BBB Logo on the Debt Savers Website Misleading?

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A tipster (send in your tips here) asked me to look at a website for a debt relief website called Debt Savers. Their concern was the use of the BBB logo as a badge of trust by this company. And they are correct, the Debt Savers website at DebtSavers.us or DebtSavers.info does display the BBB Accredited Member logo on the ... Read More »

Why Can Debt Aid Processing Say They Are an FTC Approved Company?

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in information on a company, Debt Aid Processing, they were surprised to see a debt settlement company claiming such a thing. “I didn’t know the FTC approved of any company let alone a debt settlement company. Do you know if the FTC has actually approved this company? If not, i find this ... Read More »

Nonprofit Credit Counseling Agency to Give Away Cash to Attract Potential Clients

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A press release out from Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp, a nonprofit credit counseling group, caught my eye. In fact we’ve published the release in full, here. The credit counseling group is making a big splash about $500 cash giveaway to one luck person that like them on Facebook and fills out the following form on their site. According to ... Read More »

Debt180.ca – DitchMyDebt.ca – Really? Can You Honest Back Up Those Claims?

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In light of a recent hammer blow by the FTC against a debt relief lead generator, a reader sent in their concerns about a site, Debt180.ca that they called a troubling lead generation site for Canadian debt relief companies. It only takes a glance to spot the similarities between what the U.S. Federal Trade Commission identified in their lawsuit and ... Read More »

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