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Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 11-18-2011 #3

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Date This Problem Happened: November 18, 2011 State You Live in: Illinois Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $30 Company Name: Direct Funds Service Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-467-4349 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I have been charged for something I never signed for or gave any type of authorization for. I have been charged ... Read More »

State Law Group – Consumer Complaint – 11-18-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: July 21, 2011 State You Live in: Virginia Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $2,995 Company Name: State Law Group Company Address: 1720 East Gary Avenue Suite 111 Santa Ana, California 92705 Company Telephone Number: 866-920-8917 Website of Company: statelawgroup.com Consumer Statement: We gave them money to get us a lower rate, ... Read More »

Payment Assist – Consumer Complaint – 11-18-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 16, 2011 State You Live in: New Jersey Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $132 Company Name: Payment Assist Company Address: Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I received a loan from a different company I noticed that there were one to three cent debits made ... Read More »

Holy Craigslist Scam, Batman! Colorado, Beware!

A new fake employment scheme has hit Craigslist and residents of Colorado. Job seekers and the unemployed are being targeted and lured into a high-paying job offer but end up only handing over personal information. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has warned that there is a posting in Craigslist that offers call center jobs (paying $18.50 an hour) in downtown ... Read More »

Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 11/18/2011 #2

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Date This Problem Happened: November 16, 2011 State You Live in: New Jersey Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $132 Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-467-4349 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I received a loan from a different company I noticed that there were one to three cent ... Read More »

Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 11-18-2001

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Date This Problem Happened: November 16, 2011 State You Live in: New York Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-467-4349 Website of Company: DirectFundingService.com Consumer Statement: 1-3 cents was taken out of my checking account by DIRECT FUND SERVICES and then DIRECT FUND SERVICES took out ... Read More »

The BBB’s Tips To Avoid Smishing

The Better Business Bureau issued an new press alert this week to alert consumers about ways to avoid being “smished” by scammers. “Smishing” is a new term used when scammers are using text messages to bait consumers into divulging personal information, similar to “phishing” telephone calls. One form of the scam tricks consumers into believing their bank accounts have been ... Read More »

Express Debt Settlement – Consumer Complaint – Nov 16, 2011

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Date This Problem Happened: August 4, 2009 State You Live in: Nevada Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $5,383.83 Company Name: Express Debt Settlement Company Address: PO Box 812468 Boca Raton, FL 33481 Company Telephone Number: 888-771-3328 Website of Company: ExpressDebt.net Consumer Statement: The following was stated per the phone conversation: • Debt would be paid ... Read More »

Allen & Violet Large – Consumer Complaint – 11-17-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 14, 2011 State You Live in: New York Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 66+ Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Allen & Violet Large Company Address: Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I received the email from allen and violet large, saying I was to receive $500,000. I prayed about it and sent ... Read More »

Fraudulent Treasury Strips Investment Program Results In $4 Million Investor Lost

It was announced this week that Tyrone Gilliams, Jr., was indicted on charges of securities and wire fraud for operating a fraudulent United States Treasury Strips investment program. Treasury Strips are securities derived from United States Treasury Bonds. Gilliams is the owner of TL Gilliams, LLC. In the summer of 2010, Gilliams personally solicited $4 million dollars from an investor ... Read More »

Former President And Finance Director Of The Speculated US Posterscope Accused Of A $20 Million Accounting Fraud

Earlier this month it was announced that the former president and finance director of one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies (speculated to be US Posterscope), have been accused of engaging in a five year long $19.75 million accounting fraud. Allegedly the men made it appear that their company was meeting certain performance targets when it wasn’t so that ... Read More »

Egad, Ecast Owner Defrauds Victims Out Of Over $30 Million!

Founder and former CEO of the technology company, Ecast, Inc., was convicted earlier this month on 15 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of money laundering, and thre counts of tax evasion in connection when defrauding over $30 million from victims. Evidence at trial showed that Cohen falsely told prospective investors – most of whom were affiliated with Vanguard Public ... Read More »

Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty To Role In Miami-Area $25 Million Home Health Medicare Fraud

Another defendant in the Miami $25 million home health Medicare fraud scheme pled guilty for her participation in the scheme as a patient recruiter. Beatriz Torres-Cruz pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of solicitation of health care kickbacks. Torres-Cruz was charged in a February 2011 indictment. According to plea documents, Torres-Cruz ... Read More »

Vanguard Settles With $2 Million In False Claims Act

It was announced last week that the United States and the State of Tennessee will be receiving $2 million in a settlement of False Claims Act allegations from Vanguard and its wholly owned subsidiary, Vanguard Health Care Ancillary. The settlement resolves claims by the United States and the state of Tennessee that Vanguard wrongly billed Medicare for enteral feeding services ... Read More »

Hope Now Schemers Officially Out Of The Mortgage Business

It’s official! The last remaining defendants in an allegedly fraudulent mortgage modification scheme called “Hope Now” have settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will permanently ban them from the mortgage assistance and relief business. They will also be forced to return any fraudulent-earned gains to consumers. The settlement with Michael Kwasnik and his law firm is part of ... Read More »

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