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Dave and Marie Show – How Dave Burke Turns His Troubled Debt Relief Past Into Something Else

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Readers keep sending me information about Dave Burke. Burke is the discredited gent from Colorado who turned radio advertorial shows into selling advanced fee, no refund debt coaching to a lot of people. When people were unable to come up with the rest of the coaching fee, they were sent to collections. Under a settlement reached with the Colorado Attorney ... Read More »

Zeekler and Zeek Rewards Reps Allegedly Sought by the Now Notorious Dave Burke

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People keep sending me emails and posting comments that the infamous Dave Burke is making some sort of play for the Zeek MLM representatives. One commenter said, “This creep [Dave Burke] just hosted a webinar that was made to look like an official information seminar for those who got burned when another scheme (Zeek rewards) was shut down by the ... Read More »

Did You Get Ripped Off by Dave Burke? This Will Make You Puke.

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Dave Burke is back after having had his debt elimination scam like company shut down by regulators. You can read all about his last effort, here. Burke is back but now hyping his “business miracle” idea. He even had the balls to promote this to at least some people that got burned on his last debt elimination efforts with his ... Read More »

Dave Burke – DebtEliminator101.com – Consumer Complaint – 4-27-2012

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Date This Problem Happened: April 27, 2012 State You Live in: Colorado Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Dave Burke Company Address: Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: debteliminator101.com Consumer Statement: I got scammed by Dave Burke and the Real Talk Network… Even assisted the Colorado DA as a witness in the shut down ... Read More »

Dave Burke, He’s Back Promoting Debt Relief After Being Slammed Shut by Colorado

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A tipster (send in your tips here) just sent me in a note that old Dave Burke, the guy behind the Real Talk Network that was sued out of existence by the State of Colorado, is back in business promoting his financial coaching. Want to read the saga behind Dave Burke, click here. To summarize, Dave Burke had this pitch ... Read More »

Dave Burke and Real Talk Network Get Put Out of Business by Colorado AG

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I can now finally say how proud I am this site played a big role in the investigation and enforcement of Dave Burke and the Real Talk Network that was harming consumers with bogus debt relief services and claims. This began with my article, Investigative Report: Dave Burke and Real Talk Network and appears to have ended today with the ... Read More »

Will I Ever Get My Money Back from Real Talk Network? – Marvin

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“Dear Steve, I have several accounts in collections that I need to resolve. I was working with RTN until they went under. I kind of just accepted it and did nothing until I found a letter from ICEE the other day. A Google search led me to you. Question 1 : Is there any way you know of to get ... Read More »

Dave Burke, Erik Sale, Real Talk Network and Institute of Consumer Economic Education All Sued and Hit With TRO by Attorney General of Colorado

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In January, 2010 I wrote and published Investigative Report: Dave Burke and Real Talk Network (Real Talk Network, Inc.). Is It a Scam? where I had some real reservations about a debt relief operation operating out of Colorado. My initial concerns came after a reader sent in a question that he went to a get out of debt seminar and ... Read More »

Institute of Consumer Economic Education (ICEE) – Sadly Dave Burke Appears to Be Back

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A tip just in. Real talk is no longer a business…However Dave Burke is still very much in business just under a totally different company name! RTN is now the “institute of consumer economic education” Melody Burke purchased all of RTN assets, under the institute of consumer economic education so real talk doesn’t exist anymore! what she didn’t purchase was ... Read More »

Get Real Dave Burke – Your Real Talk Network is Going to End a Bloody Mess

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Readers might think I have had a vendetta against Dave Burke and his Real Talk Network. I truly do not. But in my opinion Burke’s reign of his debt relief enterprise is rapidly nearing an end, and it will be a bloody end. Dave Burke has been relentless in his bending and breaking of trust and respect in his efforts ... Read More »

Dave Burke and Real Talk Network Attempt to Bar Reporter With Restraining Order

Recently the ABC television station in Denver, the home of Dave Burke and the Real Talk Network, broadcast an investigative report into the operation of Burke and looked into claims that consumers were being ripped off and scammed. As a result of that work and the attempted interview by the investigative reporter, rather than talk to the press and address ... Read More »

Just In, Dave Burke and Real Talk Network Not Authorized to do Business in Colorado

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I just received an email from the State of Colorado which pointed out to me that as of June 1, 2010 the corporate status of Dave Burke’s Real Talk Network has just been changed to noncompliant for failure to file an annual report. See below. Click image for larger view. Click image for larger view. Update: June 2, 2010 – ... Read More »

Breaking Down the Misleading and Deceptive Financial Sales Pitch From the Get Real With Dave Burke Radio Show

I admit, using the words misleading and deceptive is pretty strong language to use to describe a radio show. In this case it is the “Get Real With Dave” Dave Burke radio show. Burke has been on the air buying time for at least a couple of years. Until May, 2010 he was pitching his radio shows as “Real Talk ... Read More »

How to Successfully Get a Refund from Dave Burke and his Real Talk Network By Picketing

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I have previously written about Dave Burke and his Real Talk Network and the approach the network takes to providing financial counseling. He seems to have a a bunch of unhappy people that feel they have been ripped off. See the comments on “Investigative Report: Dave Burke and Real Talk Network (Real Talk Network, Inc.). Is It a Scam?” Here ... Read More »

Investigative Report: Dave Burke and Real Talk Network (Real Talk Network, Inc.). Is It a Scam?

This is an in-depth look at the Real Talk Network and Dave Burke coaching programs that are being sold to consumers over the radio and through in-person seminars in a number of states. If you spend a lot of time examining this group you will probably come to the same conclusion as I have, that, in my opinion, while much ... Read More »

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