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CRL Report Results in Silence From the Debt Relief Industry

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The other day I published the debt settlement recommendation report from The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), click here. As vocal as critics have been in attacking this site and myself for being outspoken about consumer unfriendly debt relief practices I felt certain people would have comments to offer about the CRL recommendations. But silence, except for one commenter. Some ... Read More »

CRL Comes Out With Debt Settlement Warning. Is it Fair?

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The Center for Responsible Lending just released a paper on debt settlement. Take a look at the information they published and add your comment below if you think their research is on the mark or way off base. It appears CRL relied upon data published by the American Fair Credit Council in making their determinations on effectiveness. CRL even thanks ... Read More »

AFCC Takes Some Action and Suspends Mission Settlement Agency

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Yesterday I wrote an article that was critical of the AFCC for their lack of action against Mission Settlement Agency and Rescue One. I have to give them a pat on the back for doing something this time. The AFCC has taken a little bit of action and suspended Mission Settlement Agency as a member. In my opinion they should ... Read More »

AFCC Current Member Criminally Charged in Debt Settlement Fraudulent Scheme

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In what must certainly be a terrible embarrassment for the American Fair Credit Council, AFCC, one of their members was criminally indicted today by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney. According to documents released today, Mission Settlement Agency, Michael Levitis, and employees Denis Kurlyand, Boris Schulman, and Manuel Cruz have been criminally indicted for misrepresenting debt settlement to consumers and engaging in ... Read More »

Rescue One Financial Still Sending Disturbing Mailer

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Previously an alleged former employee of Rescue One Financial spoke out about a marketing practice that concerned them. See Alleged Former Employee Speaks Out About Rescue One Financial Loan Offers I expressed concern to both Freedom Debt Relief, who was getting referrals from this, and Rescue One Financial about the marketing mailer and specifically asked both for evidence Rescue One ... Read More »

American Fair Credit Council Names Persolvo Officer to Board

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Persolvo Data Systems, a leading provider of web-based settlement software and analytics tools designed to locate, identify and settle accounts enrolled in debt settlement programs, announced today that The American Fair Credit Council (AFCC), the leading association of consumer credit has named Teresa Dodson, Chief Operating Officer of Persolvo, to its executive board. Ms. Dodson brings to the Council her ... Read More »

Robby Birnbaum Provides Interesting Review of What Went Wrong With U.S. Debt Settlement Industry

Robby Birnbaum, a lawyer with the law firm Greenspoon Marder and an executive with both TASC (The Association of Settlement Companies) and AFCC (American Fair Credit Council) recently participated in an enlightening interview with Richard Cooper from Total Debt Freedom in Canada. Putting the interview into context, with the lobbying and pushing back TASC engaged in against regulation for the ... Read More »

It’s Been A Year Since The TSR – What’s Changed With Debt Settlement?

A year ago this month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) barred debt settlement companies that used telemarketing from accepting up-front fees. Although it’s been an entire year since this change we are still see companies trying sneak in those up-front fees with businesses trying to exploit loopholes. The whole purpose of the Telemarketing Sales Ruling was to help consumers from ... Read More »

American Fair Credit Council Given a Chance as Consumer Advocates – FAIL

This is the story I wasn’t going to write. It’s been mulling about in my head for a few days but now it just has me irritated. A little history first. Back in May, TASC, The Association of Settlement Companies, announced they were changing their name and organization to the American Fair Credit Council (AFCC). Part of this effort was ... Read More »

AFCC -35, TASC – 41. Lost in Translation? Bermuda Triangle of Debt?

A reader sent in an interesting question. They wanted to know why if TASC (The Association of Settlement Companies) changed their name to AFCC (American Fair Credit Council) then why did TASC report having 41 members and AFCC only reports 35. – Source Good question. What’s interesting about the AFCC membership list is that it is broken into accredited members ... Read More »

The Wild Ride in Debt Relief – Andrew Housser

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The following guest post was contributed by Andrew Houser. Andrew Housser is co-founder and co-CEO of Freedom Financial Network, LLC, the parent of Freedom Debt Relief, which has settled over $1 billion in debt for its customers in the past 8 years. He sits on the executive board of the American Fair Credit Council (formerly TASC), a position he has ... Read More »

TASC American Fair Credit Council Lay Out The New Branding Attempt

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following presentation. Below you will find the rebranding presentation that was sent out by TASC along with their open letter announcing their new name of AFCC. The new buzzwords are NAFDS (“No Advance Fee Debt Settlement”), they need us, we are consumer advocates, and “Our program is a commitment, there ... Read More »

TASC / American Fair Credit Council Say They Are The Only Ones With Credibility

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following letter from TASC. May 12, 2011 AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE TASC BOARD OF DIRECTORS: We’d like to extend an enormous “thank you” to the more than 170 attendees at the “2011 Mission Possible” TASC Industry Conference.  The event was successful beyond our expectations and everyone left with a renewed ... Read More »

Report From the TASC Conference. Attendee Sends in Their Notes,

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Just in, an attendee at the TASC conference just held in Las Vegas has sent in their notes of what they felt was the highlights for readers. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook TASC – THURSDAY BOB LINDERMAN: GENERAL COUNSEL OF FREEDOM DEBT RELIEF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: “THIS IS A CONSUMER CENTRIC, REGULATOR SENSITIVE, BUSINESS FRIENDLY ORG ... Read More »

American Fair Credit Council (AFCC) Rumored to be the New Name for The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC)

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I received a tip today that earlier it was announced at The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC) conference in Las Vegas that TASC is going to be changing their name to American Fair Credit Council (AFCC). Let the rebranding begin. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

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