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This Will Scare The Hell Out of You if You Sell Debt Relief Services

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During the Debt Relief Master Class I held in Raleigh, NC in July 2011 we had the pleasure to meet with Michael Dye, Esq. who pursues legal action against debt relief companies. Now your initial reaction after watching the video will be intense. You will want to vilify Mr. Dye for the statements he makes and actions he takes against ... Read More »

Debt Relief Master Class – “How to Survive, Thrive & Arrive in the New Debt Relief World”

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Following up on the enormous success of the Rally in Raleigh I held for members of the debt relief industry, this time I’m rolling out an even more extensive class for debt relief companies to help them find a way forward in a compliant way with help and advice from inside the industry and from regulators. Phil Lehman, Esq. from ... Read More »

Credit Counseling Against Registration of Debt Relief Providers? Huh?

In what is another of the ultimate ironies of nonprofit charitable credit counseling, it appears that at least two trade associations feel nonprofit credit counselors should not have to participate in any national registration of debt relief companies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I must admit, the position against CFPB registration stumps me and seems anti-counsumer at face value. ... Read More »

AICCCA Credit Counseling Conference to be Held at the Four Seasons Hotel

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The Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA) has their annual conference coming up in Washington, DC if anyone wants to attend. It’s July 20-22 at the flippin’ Four Seasons Hotel in D.C. Seriously, charitable dollars are being spent to hold a non-profit meeting at the luxury Four Seasons Hotel? And on top of just the public relations nightmare ... Read More »

Credit Counseling Group Makes Presentation to FTC About Cracking Down on Bad Actor Debt Settlement Companies

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I’ve obtained a copy of the presentation that was made to the FTC about debt settlement companies that are trying to evade the FTC telemarketing sales rules which in turn lead to consumer harm. It was interesting to see so many images from this site used since I had nothing to do with the presentation, but hey, I have reported ... Read More »

Rally in Raleigh 2010 – Video of Session on How to Deal With State Regulators With Lynne Weaver, Assistant Attorney General, NC

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Below you will find a video from our Rally in Raleigh meeting in North Carolina on November 13, 2010. Lynne Weaver from the North Carolina Attorney General office joined us to discuss why debt relief companies appear on the radar of regulators, how to best deal with regulators, how to work with regulators, what companies most often do wrong that ... Read More »

Rally in Raleigh 2010 – Video of Session on the Telemarketing Sales Rule With Allison Brown, FTC

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On November 13, 2010 we held the Rally in Raleigh, a meeting of debt relief professionals. At the meting we talked about a number of issues. Below you will find the video of the 3:00 p.m. session with Allison Brown from the Federal Trade Commission. The agenda: 10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Who’s Here. 10:30 – Noon – Is There ... Read More »

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