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Consumers in Life and Money Trouble More Likely to be Scammed

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Consumers who were more willing to take risks and those who had recently experienced a negative life event (such as a divorce, death of a family member or close friend, serious injury or illness in their family, or the loss of a job) were much more likely to have been victims of fraud and scams. Consumers who indicated they had ... Read More »

Debt Relief. – Jackie

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“Dear Steve, I have large credit card debt don’t know where to turn for debt relief. Jackie” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, tips, and help to beat back debt. – Click Here The Answer Dear Jackie, Well the good news is debt ... Read More »

Bankcard Issuance High But Still Not Good Sign for Debt Relief Industry

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Just like the economy, credit card issuers are sending mixed signals about consumer debt. I wanted to share my opinions and read the tea leaves this month. Equifax is reporting credit cards are being issued at a faster rate this year. “More than 18 million new bankcards have been originated between January-June 2011. While this total represents a 3-year high ... Read More »

Certified Debt Mediator Seal, Worthless or a Scam. Don’t Fall For It.

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I’ve started to notice that some companies are using the Certified Debt Mediator seal to help build consumer confidence in the financial services they are offering. The sites I’ve seen seem to use similar language in describing what this seal means. A Certified Debt Mediator must pass a six month course to become a “Certified Debt Mediator.” This ensures the ... Read More »

How Can I Find a Good Credit Counseling Company? – Landi

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“Dear Steve, Hello. I seem to have gotten myself deep in debt. I don’t want to file bankruptcy. Is there a good credit counseling, debt relief company/group that can help me lower payment or cut my debt. I have heard most freeze your accounts and it shows up on your credit. Thanks for your help. Landi” Don’t miss our free ... Read More »

Greg Writes In Asking For Help And Advice

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Greg wrote in asking for some advice. He said: My mother-in-law has over $20,000 in credit card debt she needs to get rid of this debt so she concentrate on paying her medical bills. Would you suggest Debt Relief or Bankruptzy? If Debt Relief can you sugggest an agency? Greg, Thank you for your question. It brings up some interesting ... Read More »

How You Can Get Out of Debt Fast Without Filing Bankruptcy

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So there’s this guy, Scott, who has developed an ultimate guide to getting out of debt. Sure, I’m as skeptical as the next guy but after looking over the information I was left with a problem, it looked pretty good. His information page actually contains a bunch of information that you don’t normally see which led me to believe that ... Read More »

I’m Working With Franklin Debt Relief on a Debt Settlement Program. – Rob

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“Dear Steve, I had about $12,00 worth of credit card debt. I signed up with a debt settlement company (Franklin Debt Relief) and they worked down my two biggest debts. However, it does show as settled for less than full amount. I have three more debts that need to be paid. I had to make three large monthly payments to ... Read More »

Bad Credit Debt Consolidation – Brutally Honest Advice

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I could not help but notice the huge numbers of people searching for information for bad credit debt consolidation information. The phrase is almost an invitation for a bad outcome or maybe just an oxymoron. When you have bad credit it is not an invitation for a debt consolidation loan from a debt consolidation firm. People that lend money are ... Read More »

I’m Enrolled with The Consumer Law Group and Can’t Afford My Medication. – Dauna

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Dauna “Dear Steve, I am 62, on disability and enrolled with Consumer Law Group last July. Because of my declining health, I need the funds which currenty go to the Consumer Law Group, for medication. My question is, if I discontinue these payments, will my retirement pension, which I receive in addition to social security, be subject to garnishment? I ... Read More »

I’m Looking For Debt Relief Solutions. – Kathy

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Kathy “Dear Steve, We have credit card debt and an unsecured loan, they total $25,000. I looked at several debt relief places including a law office. I want to partially retire in 2 years because I have a disability and it is very hard for me to work full time. My husband was out of work for 18 months and ... Read More »

Debt Relief USA Ordered Out of Georgia and Must Pay Over Half a Million in Refunds and Fines

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Joe Doyle, Administrator of the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), announced that the agency has entered into a settlement with Debt Relief USA, Inc., a debt adjustment company, over allegations that it violated Georgia’s Debt Adjustment Act. The company agreed to refund all fees it has received from its Georgia clients, a total of $527,205.55, reimburse OCA for administrative ... Read More »

Debt Relief Orders Let Consumers Go Bankrupt Through Credit Counselors

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An interesting new development in the UK is the formalization of a new tool, the Debt Relief Order, to let consumers eliminate their debts under the power of bankruptcy but without all the hassle or cost. For debtors that have less than £15,000 of unsecured debt and no assets, they can go to a credit counselor, who can file an ... Read More »

Is Consolidating Debt the Way to Go? – American Chronicle

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Is Consolidating Debt the Way to Go? American Chronicle, CA - 21 minutes ago ... the debtor to discharge their debts by filing for payday loans in recent years, offering some contrast to the get-out-of-debt ads we´re bombarded with. ... Read More »

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