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Hoffman Law Group Labeled Scam by Former Lawyer

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The Hoffman Law Group, who promised all sorts of mortgage relief for troubled homeowners, is certainly in the hot seat. Both the Palm Beach Post and WKMG in Orlando have recent articles about allegations and activities. The Orlando story was interesting. The video below shows a local reporter trying to get a comment from attorney Marc Hoffman, who the Florida ... Read More »

Loan Modification Victims of Lucas Law Center Get Money Back

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The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks totaling $499,701.84 to 229 consumers who paid the Lucas Law Center an advance fee for mortgage loan modifications the company falsely claimed it would obtain for them. Lucas Law Center allegedly used an attorney to circumvent state prohibitions against receiving a fee before providing any services; the defendants charged up to $3,995 ... Read More »

NSLAC National Student Loan Assistance Center – Consumer Review – July 8, 2014

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Company Name: NSLAC National Student Loan Assistance Center Describe the Service You Received: I was offered a loan debt relief where my student loans would be forgiven after 10 years and that I would be able to consolidate both student loans and pay a lot less monthly for the meantime. List the Pros About Your Experience: I call to see ... Read More »

What Can Sallie Mae Do to My Mom? – James

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“Dear Steve, My mother has no clue what she is doing when it comes to finances and there is no question that my Mother’s student loans are going to default very soon (213 days and counting). She is 65 years old and a part-time hairdresser who works for a boss that requires her to pay for her own chemicals. We ... Read More »

My Private Student Loan Debt is Not Being Eliminated Because of My Disability. – Wayne

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“Dear Steve, I am a 62 yr. old male. I am disabled since approximately 1977. Have been on Disability from work and on SSDI forever. I have tried schooling twice, but my disability has kept me from getting and keeping work. I am on limited, fixed income. Some work disability and SSDI. Last schooling I had Fed. and Sallie Mae ... Read More »

Can Halifax Bank in the UK Keep Me Out of the Country? – Niko

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“Dear Jon, I owe UK Halifax bank £2,000, I now live outside the UK. I do not have UK passport. Will I be denied Visa if I try to enter back into the UK? The VISA I usually get is a 6month visa on entry as I am a common wealth citizen (Belize country). Thank you very much for your ... Read More »

So What Can I Do About My Private Student Loans So I Don’t Default? – Temple

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“Dear Steve, I have an excessive amount of private school loans. My parents did not necessarily help me during college and so my loan amount was requested at a little more than my tuition in order to sustain other college expenses. At this time I have exhausted my Graduated Repayment options and am no longer eligible for any type of ... Read More »

I’m an International Student in the UK With Debt. – Ali

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“Dear Jon, I am an international student in the UK. I will leave the UK next week with 3k debts divided between Santander master card and Barclaycard and Vodafone contract. I am just worried and wondering would these creditors chase me in my home country (in Africa)? And also, does the university where i have been studying in the UK ... Read More »

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Settles Charges With WV

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According to the West Virginia Record Legal Helpers Debt Resolution has settled charges with the State of West Virginia and not only has to pay $135,000 but is also barred from engaging in debt relief services in the State. “This settlement sends a message to those who think they don’t have to follow the law that this kind of behavior ... Read More »

Advanced Fee Credit Repair Still Bullshit

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Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission announced a very successful action against RMCN Credit Services for charging consumers for credit repair services. Over the years some readers have insisted in arguing with me that charging advance fees for removing negative but accurate information from a credit report is perfectly legit. Well that approach is bullshit, was bullshit and will continue to ... Read More »

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