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Manchester Capital Trust – Consumer Complaint – 11-8-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 1, 2011 State You Live in: Vermont Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Manchester Capital Trust Company Address: 1350 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10019 Company Telephone Number: 855-887-3890 Website of Company: manchestercapitaltrust.com Consumer Statement: I was nearly scammed but I think the site is a ... Read More »

Mother Daughter Fraud Team Pleads Guilty After Five Days Of Trial

Mid-trial a mother and daughter fraudster team, along with an accomplice from Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to participating in a mortgage fraud scheme that lead to more than $1.9 million in mortgage loan losses to lenders. Mother, Patricia Smith, pleaded guilty to Counts Four and Five of the Superseding Indictment, which charged her with wire fraud. Daughter, Jamilah Smith, pleaded ... Read More »

Novawave Financial Solutions – Consumer Complaint – 11-7-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: September 20, 2011 State You Live in: Virginia Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 66+ Total Amount of Fee Paid: $3,500 Company Name: Novawave Financial Solutions Company Address: 1200 Brickell Avenue Suite 1880 Miami, Florida 33131 Company Telephone Number: 800-354-8231 Website of Company: novawavesolutions.com Consumer Statement: Received a call from Novawave Financial Solutions telling me I could get ... Read More »

Franklin Drywall Cheats The Law And The Law Won

The owner and president of Franklin Drywall was sentenced in federal court last week for one count of providing false statements to two labor union pension and benefit funds. These acts by this Little Canada-based union sheet-rocking company was part of a scheme to underpay employees for overtime and underpay the union for pension and benefit contributions required by collective ... Read More »

Newspaper Deliveryman Makes Amanda Miller’s List Of “People I Wouldn’t Suspect Of Fraud”

Amanda Miller’s list of “People I Wouldn’t Suspect of Fraud” just keeps on growing week in and week out! Amongst the already listed TSA employee, postal carrier, United Nations employee and firefighter I now introduce to the list: a newspaper deliveryman. A guilty plea was announced last week by Andre Tyler, a Maryland newspaper deliveryman, to unauthorized use of an ... Read More »

First Ever Central Florida Law Firm To Be Forced To Resign From BBB

KEL law firm, formally Kaufman, Englett & Lynd, has been forced to resign from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central Florida. The resignation of this Orlando based law firm marks “the first area law firm to be ousted in the business-rating agency’s 27-year history.” Apparently the BBB has complained that over the past year KEL has failed to resolve ... Read More »

Vortex Debt Group – Consumer Complaint – 11-6-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: September 14, 2011 State You Live in: Ontario, Canada Race/Ethnicity: Alaska Native Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $1,400 Company Name: Vortex Debt Group Company Address: 3280 SUNTREE BLVD, SUITE 101 MRLBOURNE, FLORIDA 32940-7540 Company Telephone Number: 866-558-3503 Website of Company: vortexdebtgroup.com Consumer Statement: VORTEX PHONE MY HOME IN DECEMBER 2010, THEY DO DEBT ... Read More »

Defendants Lose The Weight Of Their Assets In “Hoodia” Weight Loss Case

In April of 2009 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged makers of a “Hoodia” weight loss supplement with deceptive advertising. The companies, Nutraceuticals International, Stella Labs and key company players and controllers David Romeo, Deborah Vickery, Craig Payton, and Zoltan Klivinyi claimed that using their product would lead to weight loss and appetite suppression. In its complaint, the FTC alleges ... Read More »

Real Estate Law Center – Consumer Complaint – 11-4-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 4, 2011 State You Live in: Nevada Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Real Estate Law Center PC Company Address: 30 N Raymond Ave #PH Pasadena, CA 91103 Company Telephone Number: 866-571-0214 Website of Company: tortinfo.com Consumer Statement: I was sent the 1012 R fourm in the mail. I ... Read More »

My Home Loan Advocate – Consumer Complaint – 11-4-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: August 1, 2011 State You Live in: California Race/Ethnicity: Asian Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $3,000 Company Name: My Home Loan Advocate Company Address: 701 Palomar Airport Road Carlsbad, CA 92011 Company Telephone Number: 877-545-9119 Website of Company: hoalmpipeline.com Consumer Statement: I am writing on behalf of my father in law (who does ... Read More »

Prudential Law Group – Consumer Complaint – 11-4-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: November 3, 2011 State You Live in: California Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Prudential Law Group Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 800-836-6850 Website of Company: prudential-lawgroup.com/ Consumer Statement: I was contacted by this bogus Mortgage brokering ‘advocate’ via a very official looking US Mailing that listed my loan mortgage ... Read More »

Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 11-4-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: October 27, 2011 State You Live in: Florida Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $30 Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-467-4349 Website of Company: directfundingservice.com Consumer Statement: Direct funding serivces try to take out of my account 30.00 without my athorization. Consumer Action Taken: I ... Read More »

Escorts.com To Pay $6.4 Million With Money Laundering Charges

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It was announced yesterday that the filing of a criminal information against corporations, R.S. Duffy and National A-1 Advertising, was issued charging them with money laundering and criminal forfeiture allegations including a plea agreement calling for the forfeiture of $4.9 million and a $1.5 million fine. According to the Information filed it’s alleged that the corporate defendants operated an Internet ... Read More »

Two Liberian Nationals Arrested In Black Money Scheme

Two Liberian nationals have been arrested on criminal complaints charging them after allegedly defrauding a man out of $100,000 in a “black money” scheme. According to Affidavits in support of the Criminal Complaints, it is alleged that Anthony Chadheen and Alvin Pennue persuaded their victim to provide them with $100,000 in cash to purchase chemicals and supplies to process large ... Read More »

Transcontinental Warranty Fake Auto-Service Warranties Lands Execs In Prison

After pitching $40 million in fake auto-service warranties two former telemarketing executives are sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of $15,000 each. Christopher Cowart and Cris Sagnelli of Florida pleaded guilty last December to federal fraud charges arising out of the telemarketing sales practices of Transcontinental Warranty, a Florida company selling so called “auto warranties” through robo ... Read More »

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