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The “King of Infomercials” Found Dead Days Before Fraud Trial

The “King of Infomercials”, Don Lapre, was found dead in his Arizona jail cell early Sunday October 2, 2011. Lapre was known for being an early morning television infomercialist (is that a word? It is now) selling a product called “The Greatest Vitamin in the World.” The vitamins were a big scam and Lapre was facing 41 counts of conspiracy, ... Read More »

GAO Takes Closer Look at Home Loan Modification Scams

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) comprised a report, Homeownership Preservation: Federal Efforts to Combat Foreclosure Rescue Schemes Are Under Way, but Improved Planning Elements Could Enhance Progress, based on “information available to federal and state agencies and nonprofit organizations, such as consumer complaints and the number of enforcement actions.” The report revealed two predominant schemes in this day and age ... Read More »

It’s Confirmed. FBI Looking Into Debt Settlement Companies

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I just got off the phone with Special Agent Dupre from the FBI who confirmed that as part of their economic crimes push the FBI is looking for cases involving consumers that have been defrauded by debt settlement companies and other economic crimes. Special Agent Dupre told me they are looking for “violations that rise to the level of opening ... Read More »

FBI Investigating Debt Settlement Companies

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I’m trying to get more information about the FBI task force that is investigating aggressive debt settlement companies in California and Florida and I’ve requested an interview with the FBI on this issue. All I know for now is that the FBI does have active investigations of some debt settlement companies and is looking into the economic crimes of those ... Read More »

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