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FTC Halts Advanced Fee Credit Repair Scam Hargrave & Associates Financial Solutions

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A U.S. district court granted a Federal Trade Commission request and has temporarily shut down a Florida-based operation that allegedly continued to pitch bogus credit-repair services nationwide, despite a 2010 court order requiring it to stop. The new court order, which will remain in place while the FTC seeks a contempt ruling against the defendants for violating the original order, ... Read More »

TRW Credit Repair and Randy Wells. Idiots.

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Thomas Randall Wells, TRW Ventures LLC, TRW Ventures Inc, TRW Credit Repair Experts Inc and TRW Credit Group LLP are apparently just plain stupid. The defendants in McDaniel v. Wells filed in Arkansas Federal Court by the Arkansas Attorney General, elected to do two unbelievable things. Sell credit repair services for an advanced fee. Not respond to the lawsuit by ... Read More »

Credit Issues? You Are Not Alone – Fax – SCAM WATCH

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Be on the lookout for a fax that is being sent out below. A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the fax below and it raises a number of red flags for me. The fax allegedly comes from the 561 area code (561-634-2067), the unsubscribe is in the 208 area code (208-337-6079) and the fax back number is ... Read More »

Global Client Solutions, Clear Your Debt, Orion Processing, Derin Scott, Shannon Scott and Pradeep Nair Hit With Lawsuit

On June 17, 2011 the following case was filed, Jalenna Bowie v. Clear Your Debt, Global Client Solutions, Orion Processing, Derin Scott, Shannon Scott, and Pradeep Nair. The case goes after the debt relief providers for violating the Credit Repair Organizations Act, violations of the Ohio debt adjusting statutes, violation of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, violation of the ... Read More »

Credit Alliance Group and Credit Alliance Services Alleged to Have Not Helped Credit Rating. Hit With Class Action.

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A tipster (send in your tips here) pointed out a recent suit to me in North Carolina, Deborah Sumlin v. Credit Alliance Group and Credit Alliance Services Incorporated. The plaintiff alleges that Credit Alliance Group and Credit Alliance Services, out of Texas, were hired to provide assistance in improving, repairing or correcting credit records, credit histories and credit ratings. It ... Read More »

Do It Yourself Guide to Credit Reports: 10 Ways to Improve Your Credit

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So your credit’s not so hot. A few late payments, maybe an account or two that went to collections. What’s the big deal? As you’ve probably found out, it may be a very big deal. You’ve probably already been turned down for the best credit cards and maybe you’ve had trouble getting a car loan. Perhaps you’ve even put off ... Read More »

I Can Afford to Payoff My Old Debt. Should I? – Emma

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Emma “Dear Steve, I was financially reckless as a college student, incurring approximately $22,000 in various credit card debt that I ignored throughout graduate school & post-graduate training. Well, now I’m all done and I make a lovely, lucrative salary. I want to buy a house. My credit score is in the low 500s. I can afford to pay off ... Read More »

American Credit Experts and Legal Credit Repair Center Settles With FTC Over Credit Repair Infractions

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A federal court has ordered a credit repair operation and its principals to stop making false claims and requiring advance payment for credit repair services. See the court order here. The agreed-upon court orders are a result of a settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and the “credit repair” defendants. The Commission sued the defendants in October 2008 as part ... Read More »

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