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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 »

Practical Debt Relief Student Loan Program – Review. Are They a Scam?

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Company Name Practical Debt Relief Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers The Practical Debt Relief website student loan page seems entirely confusing to the average consumer. The page top is about student loans but the examples given are for debt settlement. Then they launch back into student loan information. The disclaimer on the bottom of the page ... Read More »

Professional Student Loan Solutions – Review. Are They a Scam?

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Company Name Professional Student Loan Solutions Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers Our researcher was able to get information from this company much easier than from other companies. I do have to give them props for sending the client agreement and fees without forcing consumers through hoops. A positive sign. The email they sent said: “Our website: ... Read More »

Worth Unlimited Scam Comment Leads to Missing Complaints and this Review

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Shane Sorensen came into the site and left the following comment on this question. He might have meant well but what is he really advising the reader to do? “Bob, check out this. This is helping me reach my goals and I’m getting out of debt in 1/2 the time and I didn’t change my income or my budget or ... Read More »

Help Student Loan Default – Review. Are They a Scam?

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Company Name Help Student Loan Default / College Education Services Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers I saw an advertisement that claimed people with defaulted student loans could end their default in less than two minutes. That seemed misleading or deceptive since it was not a logically factual statement. It made me want to learn more about ... Read More »

Student Consulting Group / Fix My Student Loan – Review. Are They a Scam?

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Company Name Student Consulting Group Marketing Message “It would be great if I had some extra cash right now.” Who hasn’t said that more than once? I sure have. Whether it was to pay for a nice dinner, to go on a vacation, or to just buy something I wanted. It really hurts doubly when you say that and you ... Read More »

GetDebtAid.com Student Loan Reduction Program – Review. Are They a Scam?

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Company Name GetDebtAid.com Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers I spotted an advertisement for student.getdebtaid.com. The advertisement took me to a site that appears to be nothing but a lead generation site. The claim is that people may qualify for student loan debt relief but no programs are actually expiring. In my opinion the advertisement is misleading. ... Read More »

Student Loan Consolidation Assistance Slippery Slope of Compliance

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Recently the site has received a number of great comments about if student loan consolidation assistance services should be regulated or are already regulated under state laws.You can read all the article on this topic, here. When talking about compliance issues for student loan assistance programs the argument seems to come down to one of two statements. We Are Not ... Read More »

Connecticut Spanks New Crop of Debt Relief Companies

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The latest data is out from the Connecticut Department of Banking identifying the debt relief companies they’ve taken some action with since January 1, 2013. As I’ve said time and time again, you don’t mess with Connecticut unless you are licensed as a debt relief provider and comply with the laws of the state. They don’t take kindly to debt ... Read More »

Student Loan Assistance Companies Need a Good Debt Relief Lawyer

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The more I talk to regulators around the country the more I’m hearing that student loan assistance companies that charge advance fees are operating illegally in a number of states. The issue is a bit murky at the moment but the argument is student loan assistance companies are charging advance fees and charging a fee for a service to assist ... Read More »

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