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Missing – Credit Advocates Law Firm Site. But is it Really Credit Advocates Debt Resolution Firm?

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A reader posted a comment alluding to the fact a company out of Florida named Credit Advocates Law Firm, LLC may actually be controlled by Jeffrey Aleman, Thomas Macey, and Jason Searns. Normally I’d just pass on a tip like that but in this case what really piqued my interest was the fact the Nevada company registration does in fact ... Read More »

    CFPB Goes After Mortgage Relief Scammers

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    Consumer advisory: Don’t fall for a foreclosure relief scam or bogus legal help The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 15 states announced a sweep against foreclosure relief scammers that used deceptive marketing tactics to rip off distressed homeowners across the country. The Bureau is filing three lawsuits against companies and individuals that collected more ... Read More »

      Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Settles Charges With WV

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      According to the West Virginia Record Legal Helpers Debt Resolution has settled charges with the State of West Virginia and not only has to pay $135,000 but is also barred from engaging in debt relief services in the State. “This settlement sends a message to those who think they don’t have to follow the law that this kind of behavior ... Read More »

        Crazy Times for Legal Helpers and Macey Bankruptcy Law

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        Old dogs in the debt relief field will instantly recognize the names Legal Helpers and Macey Bankruptcy Law from the debt settlement heyday. A tipster (send in your tips here) brought to my attention that Macey Bankruptcy Law, Macey & Aleman, Legal Helpers, and Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy were all named in an involuntary bankruptcy filing by a handful of ... Read More »

          West Virginia Sues Legal Helpers Debt Resolution

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          West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today that his Office recently filed suit in Kanawha County Circuit Court seeking to prohibit Legal Helpers Debt Resolution LLC from doing any further business in the state. Talk about late to the party. In his complaint, Attorney General Morrisey alleges Legal Helpers Debt Resolution LLC, a Nevada company based in Chicago, violated ... Read More »

            Details on Minnesotta Action Against Legal Helpers and Others

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            Earlier I reported that Legal Helpers was uninvited from offering services in Minnesota. See this article. I now have more details on the matter. According to a document signed by Steven Carlson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce, the state laid out the facts as they asserted them in a Cease and Desist order. Statement of Facts CDS Client Services, ... Read More »

              Ryan Sasson, Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Others Sued by Employees New York Class Action Suit

              On September 11, 2012 a suit was filed in New York by employees against LHDR Help, Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Macey Aleman Hyslip & Searns, Thomas Macey, Jeffrey Aleman, Jeffrey Hyslip, Jason Searns, Credit Advocates Law Firm, and Ryan Sasson. The suit was filed by Benjamin Xue, Esq. & Brian Shenker, Esq, 401 North Broadway, Suite 1009, New York, New ... Read More »

                Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Allegedly Winding Down Business After Settling Class Action for Millions

                In an article out today by Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune, for which I was interviewed, we learn an interesting fact. Jason Searns, the firm’s general counsel, said publicity surrounding the lawsuit and settlement has made it hard for Legal Helpers to attract new customers outside Illinois, and the decision was made to cease operations after servicing its existing ... Read More »

                  Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy Merger With Macey Bankruptcy Law Raise Issue With Alleged Former Attorney

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                  A tipster (send in your tips here) and alleged former attorney with Macey Bankruptcy Law sent me a statement and ask me to check into claims about the number of offices Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy now has along with its merger with Macey Bankruptcy Law, formerly Legal Helpers. The tipster (send in your tips here) expressed concern over the claims ... Read More »

                    Illinois Calls Legal Helpers Debt Resolution a Scam, Yet Again. This Time Announcing Settlement.

                    Well I supposed you have to give props to Legal Helpers Debt Resolution for settling their conflict with the State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The State was direct in their continued criticism of the Legal Helpers Debt Resolution legal model for debt settlement. “This company was fronting as a law firm claiming to ... Read More »

                      Macey, Aleman Face Illinois Disciplinary Charges for Misconduct From LHDR Activity. If Stands, Possible Death Blow for Attorney Loophole.

                      Thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here) I was alerted to a recent action filed against Thomas Macey and Jeffrey Aleman by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. You can find the full filing below. But to summarize, it appears that the charges are that Macey and Aleman, through Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, breached their of fiduciary ... Read More »

                        Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Not Happy With Alleged Poaching by CALG and CAPC

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                        Yesterday I wrote a follow-up story about Consumer Affairs Law Center and Consumer Affairs Processing Center who sent a letter to a debt settlement client of Legal Helpers Debt Resolution instructing them to terminate their agreement with LHDR and move to Consumer Affairs Law Center. You can read the article here. Jeffrey Aleman, an attorney with Legal Helpers Debt Resolution ... Read More »

                          Velocity Processing and Velocity Processing Debt Resolution Sue Legal Helpers Debt Resolution

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                          Velocity Processing has sued Thomas Macey, Bryan Fears, Jeffrey Aleman, Jeffrey Hyslip, Jason Searns, Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns in Texas. In yet another case of a business relationship with Legal Helpers Debt Resolution going bad, Velocity Processing, identified as a franchisee, is going to court. The use of the franchise identification is interesting because ... Read More »

                            Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Rise Above Debt Relief Named in Suit

                            “Dear Steve, don’t you ever get tired of writing about lawsuits that involve Legal Helpers Debt Resolution?” “Yes!” A lawsuit filed against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Thomas Macey, Jeffrey Aleman, Jeffrey Hyslip, Jason Searns, Rise Above Debt Relief, Jeffrey Dumas, and Jeff Boulton in Ohio was recently moved to Federal Court. The case is Carl Burks & Danielle Burks against ... Read More »

                              Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and JEM Group Named in Ohio Suit

                              A suit filed in Ohio has just been recently remove to Federal Court. The suit is Theodore Mangosh and Linda Mangosh v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Thomas Macey, Jeffrey Aleman, Jeffrey Hyslip, Jason Searns, JEM Group, Joanne Garneau, and Arthur Garneau. The suit states, “Among the most recent conspiracies, this action arises for a coordinated scheme devised by Defendants with ... Read More »

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