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Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company Hit With Class Action

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While the flood of lawsuits against debt settlement companies has slowed considerably yet one more class action has been added against Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. This time in Arizona. The complaint provides a very long description of the alleged actions and conspiracy between the debt settlement escrow company and the companies they elected to work ... Read More »

Who Can I Trust for Debt Relief Help? – Barbara

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“Dear Steve, Trying to read all of your advise … looking to the RIGHT debt relief/help for our situation. Owe about $5,000 in credit cards, not making enough money to make minimum payment. When an advertisement pops up on the screen… is it endorsed by you? Or is this a Google thing? Freedom From Debt Relief Add popped up. How ... Read More »

CRL Comes Out With Debt Settlement Warning. Is it Fair?

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The Center for Responsible Lending just released a paper on debt settlement. Take a look at the information they published and add your comment below if you think their research is on the mark or way off base. It appears CRL relied upon data published by the American Fair Credit Council in making their determinations on effectiveness. CRL even thanks ... Read More »

Freedom Debt Relief Out of Colorado

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A tipster (send in your tips here) alerted me to the fact the State of Colorado is now reporting that as of July 1, 2013 Freedom Debt Relief has had their license cancelled or revoked and reports a disciplinary action. Apparently, Freedom is no longer allowed to enroll new Colorado clients, or collect fees from new OR EXISTING Colorado clients. ... Read More »

I Enrolled With Freedom Debt Relief and Now I’m Thinking About National Debt Relief. – Marty

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“Dear Steve, Unfortunately, we have been spending more than I bring home. Instead of directly dealing with this, I took out cash advances on my credit cards. Then, I took out a personal loan to pay them off. Unfortunately, the same situation arose and then I took out cash advances on my credit cards, followed by a personal line of ... Read More »

Meracord / NoteWorld Still Taking a Beating Over Debt Relief Activities. Drags Many In.

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Courthouse News is reporting a new class action suit has been filed against Meracord (NoteWorld) and other for debt settlement activities. This 50 page complaint was filed by Steve Berman ([email protected]) with Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro in Seattle and makes similar allegations as other suits have. The suit damns companies that have worked or are working with Meracord. It’s like ... Read More »

New Rescue One Financial Loan Offer Letter Still Raises Concerns

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Rescue One Financial has been sending out what I feel to be a problematic mailer offering consumers loans but consumers report being switched into debt settlement programs with Freedom Debt Relief instead. That has concerned me since it sure seems like a bait and switch effort to tell people they are going to get loans but sell them into debt ... Read More »

I Went With Freedom Debt Relief and World Law Debt But Got Sued. – Kara

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“Dear Steve, I made 2 huge mistakes regarding my credit. The first one was to call and find out about debt settlement companies. I had about $32,000 in credit card debt mostly from financing 2 direct selling businesses that went nowhere except in debt. I am working full-time as an RN in a hospital setting and was making payments on ... Read More »

I Signed Up With Freedom Debt Relief and it Feels Like the Wrong Choice Now. – Jim

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“Dear Steve, i’m about $38,000 in credit card debt as a result of a divorce and an stupid lifestyle. I signed up with Freedom Debt Relief and after almost 4 months it feels like the wrong thing to do esp. after reading that some banks won’t deal with them and you end up in a bigger hole than what you ... Read More »

I Was Going to Sign Up for Freedom Debt Relief But Should I Tackle It On My Own? – Jim

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“Dear Steve, Was ready to go over the falls and begin missing payments and signed up with Freedom Debt Relief. Nothing has gone wrong yet but i read the “fine” print and did a little research to find that this company is involved in class action suits in Colorado, California, Illinois and who know where else and an investigation in ... Read More »

I’m Looking at the Law Office of Robert Jacovetti to Help Eliminate My Debt. – Carolyn

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“Dear Steve, I was scammed by Lloyd Ward debt relief and m now with Freedom debt relief. Despite what the contract says, they are now asking me to pay additional funds from my personal bank acct. I called Accredited Debt Relief and they said they are affiliated with Freedom and would not consider me as a client. I have since ... Read More »

Rescue One Financial Still Sending Disturbing Mailer

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Previously an alleged former employee of Rescue One Financial spoke out about a marketing practice that concerned them. See Alleged Former Employee Speaks Out About Rescue One Financial Loan Offers I expressed concern to both Freedom Debt Relief, who was getting referrals from this, and Rescue One Financial about the marketing mailer and specifically asked both for evidence Rescue One ... Read More »

Washington Class Action Suit Refocused on Lloyd Ward and Meracord

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Back in July a class action lawsuit was filed against Meracord (formerly NoteWorld) and Lloyd Ward, the Dallas debt settlement attorney who has sued my wife and I. The first compliant filed was a bit meandering and did not focus that much on the activities of Ward and his debt settlement companies. It appears the filing attorneys and firms have ... Read More »

Freedom Financial Network & Freedom Debt Relief to Refund Almost All Clients Under Settlement

Thanks to a reader who alerted me, I discovered Freedom Financial Network, Freedom Debt Relief, Global Client Solutions, Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust, Andrew Houser and Bradford Stroh have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against them and refund millions in consumer fees. According to the agreement, people eligible for refunds of fees paid include “(i) were customers of any ... Read More »

Alleged Former Employee Speaks Out About Rescue One Financial Loan Offers

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A reader sent me a letter. Yes, one of those things that is printed on paper. In this letter the reader says they worked for Rescue One Financial and wanted to share information. The allegations made by the reader are disturbing. And if true, in my opinion, would paint a picture of premeditated deception on part of the debt relief ... Read More »

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