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Is Rescue One Financial Hiring People to Lie to Google?

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A tipster (send in your tips here) alerted me to a job posting that pays people to fraudulently report this post, Alleged Former Employee Speaks Out About Rescue One Financial Loan Offers to Google as spam. The job posting, pays people $0.50 to submit a fraudulent spam report about the post about Rescue One in what can be assumed an ... Read More »

Debt and the Theory of Dissaving. Why You Need to Take Action.

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Being in debt causes us to become paralyzed with uncertainty and that leads to inaction. I want to talk about why if you wait too long to take actin it can be a very expensive mistake. And while I did previously write Get Out of Debt Fast, But Don’t Run, you should not just stand still as well. When people ... Read More »

KEL Attorneys and Ample Legal Service Target Senior Citizens for Debt Settlement Services

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In what I first though was an early April Fools joke, KEL Attorneys out of Florida has sent out a press release that targets senior citizens for debt settlement services. Could this be the same KEL Attorneys that got booted out of the BBB in 2011? The press release, issued on March 14, 2013, said: “It is extremely important for ... Read More »

Reader Says I Should Look at Credit Services Today as New Formation of Credit Alliance Group

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following information. “Credit Alliance Group has reopened as credit services today at a Seattle address offering debt settlement and credit monitoring. When you click on the link for the debt calculator on the new website at creditservicestoday.net look at the address bar of your browser, it takes you to the ... Read More »

New Documents Show Florida Land Trust, Whitestone Capital Trust, and Private Capital Trust Activities Continue

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a number of documents which show companies in Florida are continuing to market land trusts. This is particularly interesting since Fidelity Land Trust was sued and given a Temporary Restraining Order in September, 2012 to cease all business. I’m going to post the documents I received below and we shall see ... Read More »

Update on Case Filed by Florida Against Fidelity Land Trust, Ed Cherry, Larry Diodato and Others

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Back in 2012 the Florida Attorney General filed a lawsuit to stop Fidelity Land Trust from continuing to sell services to consumers. For more information read this post. As part of that case an anonymous tipster (send in your tips here) has forwarded me a copy of the deposition of Larry Diodato from February 19, 2013. Below are excerpts of ... Read More »

Less Need for Debt Relief Companies Shown in Census Data

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The U.S. Census Bureau released data recently which should be of concern for debt relief companies, except possibly bankruptcy attorneys. While the amount of debt is rising for consumers the makeup of that debt is changing significantly. Most importantly, the most damning statistic from the survey is the percent of household holding debt. That number has been steadily declining meaning ... Read More »

Good News and Bad News About U.S. Consumer Debt

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The census bureau has released a new report that chronicles household debt in the U.S. from 2000-2011. The good news is that fewer households are carrying some form of debt. In 2011 69 percent of households did compared to 74 percent in 2000. The bad news is that those that are carrying debt are carrying more. In 2011 dollars the ... Read More »

Profile Defenders Wants to Charge to Bury Postings From GetOutOfDebt.org

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A reader pointed out an interesting post on a site from a company called Profile Defenders that appears to make a claim they have some sort of control over what appears on this site. – Source Their fees for this service are upwards of $10,000. There are additional plans as well. – Source I want to make it very clear ... Read More »

First Choice Debt Resolution in Trouble for Unlicensed Debt Settlement

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The State of Connecticut is not very happy with First Choice Debt Resolution. According to the State: 1. Respondent is a Nevada limited liability company having its principal place of business at 5340 N. Federal Highway, Suite 206, Lighthouse Point, Florida. 2. From at least October 2009 to May 2012, Respondent engaged in debt negotiation of unsecured debt on behalf ... Read More »

Missouri Sues Mortgage Law Group and Legal Helpers Debt Resolution

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On March 11, 2013, Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit against two related businesses that purported to provide loan modification and mortgage relief to desperate homeowners. Koster’s suit is against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC and Mortgage Law Group, LLC, as well as the companies’ managing partner, Jason Edward Searns; senior partner, Thomas Macey; and senior partner, Jeffery Aleman. ... Read More »

SmartPath Debt Relief Radio Ads Concern Reader

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A reader wrote in about SmartPath Debt Relief after hearing radio advertisements in San Diego that targeted latino consumers. The reader said: I’d like to anonymously report a scam on Smartpath Debt Relief. They are a new business that is placing lots of radio ads in a San Diego radio station called Pulsar. I’m very upset that they are preying ... Read More »

My Student Loan Relief – Review. Are They a Scam?

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Company Name My Student Loan Relief Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers The site is vague on details and who is responsible for the site. Address Unable to locate. Not listed on site. But request for information through site lead to response from: The Credit & Banking Law Group 2201 NW Corporate Boulevard Suite 205 Boca Raton, ... Read More »

National Credit Relief Bureau – NCRB – Stupid in Connecticut

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Why is it that debt relief companies still do get they need to register in Connecticut before they offer services there. Yet another numb nuts has been nabbed by Connecticut on February 5, 2013. MATTERS ASSERTED 1. Respondent is a Florida corporation having its principal place of business at 8050 SW 10th Street, Suite 1800, Plantation, Florida. 2. From at ... Read More »

New Life Consultants and Their Referral Arrangement Nabbed by CT

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The State of Connecticut has recently taken action against New Life Financial Solutions, New Life Consultants. What makes this interesting is the fact the company was apparently not delivering the debt relief services themselves but acting as a referral source but accepting money from the consumer. MATTERS ASSERTED 1. Respondent is a California corporation with an office at 800 Park ... Read More »

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