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Association for Student Loan Relief Forms. Game On.

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For companies interested in selling student loan debt relief it appears a new organization has formed, led by noted debt relief attorney Robby Birnbaum of Greenspoon Marder. The group, Association for Student Loan Relief (AFSLR) is holding their first meeting in Las Vegas on December 12, 2013 at Mandalay Bay. Early sponsors of the association are listed as Greenspoon Marder, ... Read More »

Update on Case Filed by Florida Against Fidelity Land Trust, Ed Cherry, Larry Diodato and Others

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Back in 2012 the Florida Attorney General filed a lawsuit to stop Fidelity Land Trust from continuing to sell services to consumers. For more information read this post. As part of that case an anonymous tipster (send in your tips here) has forwarded me a copy of the deposition of Larry Diodato from February 19, 2013. Below are excerpts of ... Read More »

Larry Diodato Screaming At Me Makes Me Want to Know More About August Belmont and Company

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This story was written back in June, 2012 and we did not publish it at that time. But in light of the recent action by the Florida Attorney General against August Belmont & Company, Larry Diodato and others we are publishing it now since it is suddenly relevant in that it includes several of the entities named in the Attorney ... Read More »

Reader Contributes Post About August Belmont & Company, The Paul A. Herman Law Firm & Defense Lawyers

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I received the following post from a reader. The reader said, “Attached, please find a long detailed letter I researched & wrote, which I hope you and your readers will find helpful regarding two companies, August Belmont Company / The Paul A. Herman Law Firm & Defense Lawyers, P.A. (both in Boca Raton, FL) in the “debt settlement” industry.” Get ... Read More »

Robby Birnbaum is Everywhere. Board Member of National Association of Responsible Credit Repair Advisors

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A reader sent in a tip about an association, National Association of Responsible Credit Repair Advisors (NARCRA). This group says it “is an organization dedicated to improving the reputation and quality of the credit repair industry.” – Source Ironically the reader didn’t mention anything about Birnbaum being involved. They just wanted to let me know about a new credit repair ... Read More »

Fidelity Land Trust Owners a Mystery. Who Are They Really?

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A company in Florida, Fidelity Land Trust has made the news lately (here) and comments on another post really piqued my interest to want to know more. The Fidelity Land Trust Company, LLC is a relatively new company making some big claims like, “Fidelity Land Trust has a 100% success rate for all of their litigated properties and has hundreds ... Read More »

Credit Counseling Industry Education Series

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The Association of Credit Counseling Professionals (ACCPros) is offering a FREE education series to the Credit Counseling industry. They say they are offering this not only to improve Best Practices in the industry but to also promote their association. ACCPros states it is unique in the industry as a 501c6 trade association which allows them to lobby directly with lawmakers, ... Read More »

Robby Birnbaum Provides Interesting Review of What Went Wrong With U.S. Debt Settlement Industry

Robby Birnbaum, a lawyer with the law firm Greenspoon Marder and an executive with both TASC (The Association of Settlement Companies) and AFCC (American Fair Credit Council) recently participated in an enlightening interview with Richard Cooper from Total Debt Freedom in Canada. Putting the interview into context, with the lobbying and pushing back TASC engaged in against regulation for the ... Read More »

North Carolina Calls Consumer Law Group Bogus in Settlement Announcement

It appears an issue with North Carolina and Consumer Law Group finally came to an end. You can read past stories about Consumer Law Group here. What was most interesting about the Consumer Law Group action North Carolina took was the definition of what true attorney representation was in a debt settlement program. Not only did North Carolina not buy ... Read More »

Report From the TASC Conference. Attendee Sends in Their Notes,

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Just in, an attendee at the TASC conference just held in Las Vegas has sent in their notes of what they felt was the highlights for readers. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook TASC – THURSDAY BOB LINDERMAN: GENERAL COUNSEL OF FREEDOM DEBT RELIEF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: “THIS IS A CONSUMER CENTRIC, REGULATOR SENSITIVE, BUSINESS FRIENDLY ORG ... Read More »

Consumer Law Group Bails Out of North Carolina After Attorney Model Fails

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WRAL television in Raleigh, NC is reporting Consumer Law Group of Florida, who was recently sued by the NC Attorney General, has agreed to pull out of North Carolina. Under North Carolina law, it’s illegal to charge an upfront fee to help negotiate debts, also called debt adjusting or debt settlement. Some companies promising debt relief, including Consumer Law Group, ... Read More »

Are Debt Settlement Companies Being Told to Run For Hills by TASC?

I previously wrote about how I thought debt settlement companies might make a move into selling vehicle service contracts as the next big income opportunity. I made the connection through a conference email that was sent out promoting the president of The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC), Robby Birnbaum, as a leader in both industries. Click here to read that ... Read More »

Will Many Debt Settlement Marketers Start Selling Extended Warranty and Vehicle Service Contracts?

I have to tell you I have the greatest readers in the world. Before I even have time to find the next area of concern, generally someone sends it to me. If you have a tip you want to share, send it to [email protected] Vehicle service contracts or extended auto warranties have come under fire as the Federal Trade Commission ... Read More »

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