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I Have Bad Credit, NSF Fees, and Just Signed Up With CareOne. – Michelle

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“Dear Steve, My credit score is 587; due to a collections on my credit report that I forgot about; I called them and they would not take a “settlement” and want all the $$$; of course I am working about paying them off..I messed up my banking account a couple of months ago by $300.00 and had lots of NSF ... Read More »

See Who is For and Against California SB 708 Debt Settlement Legislation

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me in the link to the current California debt settlement bill that listed who was before and against it. What is interesting to note is that Visa is for it and Consumers Union. Gail Hillebrand who was behind these efforts at Consumers Union is now with the CFPB. In Support of the ... Read More »

Maryland to Hold Important Hearing on Debt Settlement. Persels & Associates is Said to be Adamantly Opposed.

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The Maryland Consumer Right Coalition reached out to me to let me know about upcoming hearings in Maryland that involve debt settlement. Marceline White of the MCRC said, “There will be two hearings in the Maryland General Assembly next week on regulating the debt settlement industry within the state. The legislation recommends that lawyers that are principally engaged in debt ... Read More »

CareOne Jumps on Bandwagon with Credit Counseling Request for FTC to Take Action Against Rogue Debt Settlement Companies

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A pretty smart move by CareOne. See press release below. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook CareOne Expands On Push to Close Debt Settlement Loopholes Columbia, Md. (December 16, 2010) – CareOne Services Inc. is adding its support to an effort launched December 15th by 11 nonprofit debt relief providers seeking more aggressive enforcement of the Federal ... Read More »

CareOne Conspiracy Theorists, It’s Over.

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There has been a bunch of chatter about the fact CareOne has lost their BBB rating. That is certainly the way it appeared. What in fact happened was that the BBB had changed the BBB rating to a No Rating when it was announced that there was going to be a multi-state settlement that involved CareOne. As of today the ... Read More »

CareOne – Debt Relief Television Commercial

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Commercial Name: CareOne Today Record Date: 11-09-2010 Network/Channel: Retro TV Description: Stressed over credit cards and other debts maybe through no fault of your own. Commercial Describes CareOne providers give help. 800-977-6248. Credit card companies trying to keep us in debt. Lower payments, reduce interest rates, pay-off debts. We can help with credit card and other debts. Promotes CareOneToday.com. [quicktime]http://getoutofdebt.org/member/video/CareOneToday-20101109.mov[/quicktime] ... Read More »

Should I Go With CareOne or Debtmerica to Eliminate My Credit Card Debt? – Zeeshan

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“Dear Steve, Hey Steve, I recently piled up a bunch of credit card debt trying to pay bills, it wasn’t a problem paying them off until I got into school where I do not have a source of monthly income but do get a little help from my parents. I am just unable to pay rent, food, gas, and credit ... Read More »

CareOne Sends Notice to NFCC That They Should Comply With FTC Rules

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Here is a copy of the letter that CareOne sent to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling yesterday asking them to comply with the new FTC telemarketing sales rules. Apparently both ACCPros and AICCCA received the same letter. August 31, 2010 Susan C. Keating President and CEO National Foundation for Credit Counseling 801 Roeder Road, Suite 900 Silver Spring, MD ... Read More »

Mike Croxson from CareOne and I Talk About The New FTC Rules, Attorney Model Debt Settlement and the Lack of Clarity in Credit Counseling

Mike Croxson, the president of CareOne, a provider of debt settlement and debt management plans, and I chat about current events in the debt relief world. Some of the issues Mike and I talk about: Where are the loopholes from the Federal Trade Commission telemarketing sales rules. What is the endgame to chasing loopholes. The access to attorneys for debt ... Read More »

CareOne’s Mike Croxson Speaks Out About Debt Settlement Legislation

Today I was able to speak with Mike Croxson from CareOne about their performance fee based debt settlement services. We chatted about what life would be like in the debt settlement world with fee caps, what fee he could operate under, how the front-end debt settlement model is a dinosaur, the issues with credit counselors getting a pass on the ... Read More »

CareOne / Care One – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Debt Settlement Firms Split on Maryland Bill to Regulate Fees

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Companies that help consumer debtors pursue lower payments to their creditors would have to wait until a debt settlement is reached before collecting their fees under a bill now in the legislature. The bill, backed by the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, would allow these businesses to charge an upfront fee of $50 and then receive 15 percent of the total ... Read More »

I’m Up to My Ears in Debt. – Nathan

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Nathan “Dear Steve, I am up to my ears in CC debt. I thought about going through companies like care one, etc. I have two cards with capital one, one with wachovia, one with chase. what do i do. this is on top of student loans and i am spreadin very very thin on money. i tried to reason with ... Read More »

I’ve Been on the Care One Debt Management Program For Two Years. I’m on Disability. – Laurel

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Laurel “Dear Steve, I’ve been enrolled in Care One debt management program for over two years for 4 credit cards which all are over $1400.00 I am on Permanant disability and live in New York. I am getting to the point where I don’t know how long I can stick out this situation as its a toss up between food, ... Read More »

I’m Worried About Going With ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions or Care One Credit Counseling. – Mike

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“Dear Steve, Married 3 kids combined income of about $90,000 gross. Have a home with an interest only mortgage that’s has a year left before it converts. We owe about $25,000 in credit cards. We want to get the debt taken care so we will have enough to refinance to a fixed rate loan to keep our house. Currently with ... Read More »

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