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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 »

Real Talk Network Linked to Ponzi Schemer. Consumer Loses Yet Again.

The Real Talk Network, a Colorado based debt relief coaching group that was shut down earlier this year by the Attorney General in Colorado, has been linked to another money losing enterprise. harold Brubaker at Philly.com is reporting that Jim Melvin, a consumer that fell for the Real Talk Network pitch of paying $3,000 for their debt coaching hoax, was ... 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 »

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

Real Talk Network Colorado Corporate Status

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 »

Get Real With Dave – Problematic Dave Burke Changes His Branding From Real Talk Network

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Insiders affiliated with the problematic Dave Burke operation, “Real Talk Network”, that has an F rating by the BBB (source) had warned me that Burke was attempting to change his branding to shed his troubled past with consumers. The BBB has also added to their warnings about Dave Burke Real Talk Network by now saying: Your BBB has notice a ... 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 »

Mortgage Accelerator Plus Software and Australian Loan Reduction Money Merge Scheme

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I’ve heard a lot lately about a magical mortgage reduction scheme from Dave Burke and his Real Talk Network hype. The Mortgage Accelerator Plus software Dave Burke hawks was originally created by Norm Bour. But the basis of Burke’s HELOC mortgage reduction scheme seems to come straight from the work of Harj Gill that has been teaching this method since ... Read More »

Dave Burke of Real Talk Network – “Say What?” Financial Freedom Workshop

I’ve written about Dave Burke before and his Real Talk Network show before. I’m intrigued of his offer since I’m getting questions from people that went to the free seminar and wound up in collections as a result of buying into the sales pitch at the seminar. So I decided to give Dave Burke a shot and spend an hour ... Read More »

Dave Burke and His Real Talk Network Were Supposed to Help Us But Sent Us to Collections. – Kelly

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“Dear Steve, I have read 2 articles by you about people trying to do business with this company and getting sent to collections. This happened to us also. We were not contacted by RTN, just sent immediately to a collection agency. They refused my husband’s calls and the collection agency representative even told us that we shouldn’t do business with ... Read More »

Dave Burke and his Real Talk Network Sent Me to Collections. – Stan

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“Dear Steve, I am a real estate broker of 35 years and have gone without an income for 13 months. Last April, I went to a pay off your debt seminar by Real Talk Network/Dave Burke. I charged $1997 to my Nordstrom Visa. Burke did not disclose thet his secret system is dependent on a decent FICO score and so ... Read More »

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