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Examples of Deceptive Official Marketing Sent Out By Debt Settlement Companies to Trick Consumers. Some are Members of TASC & USOBA.

I’ve seen more coy and scammy mailers being sent by companies in an attempt to trick or confuse people in debt to believe that some sort of government help is available to help them with their consumer debt. For the most part these mailers are nothing more than deceptive advertisements that try to get consumers to call and then be ... Read More »

    I Am Working With Debt Settlement America But Now I’m Getting Sued By My Creditors. – Bee

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    Bee “Dear Steve, I was divorced in 1999 after 21 yrs of marriage and 2 bankruptcys with my ex, Since then,I have bought and sold 3 houses and purchased 3 brand new vehicles and re-built my credit. I had my credit cards current but didn’t feel I was getting anywhere, even tho the payments were always made on time and ... Read More »

      Former Bank VP of Recovery Operations Says TASC and Most Debt Settlement Companies, Suck!

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      Dear Steve, My name is Jeff Meek and until Aug 2009 I was Vice President of Recovery Operations for WaMu Card Services. During my almost five year tenure at the bank I had the opportunity to review the Debt Settlement industry through the critical eyes of an issuer. When we began looking at Debt Settlement as a option for our ... Read More »

        Beware of Offers to Help Settle Debt Says Wisconsin State Journal

        An excellent article by Chris Rickert out of Wisconsin exposed a very interesting bit of news from The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC) reveling how ineffective debt settlement is for most people. When I first wrote my article “The Truth About The Failure Rates and Completion Rates of Credit Counseling, Debt Settlement, and Bankruptcy“, TASC was officially saying that 45-50% ... Read More »

          TASC, The Association of Settlement Companies, Say What?

          In a press release sent out today the Executive Director of TASC, The Association of Settlement Companies, is quoted as saying the following about attending an upcoming debt collections conference. “I’m looking forward to talking about how debt settlement continues to be a reliable option for consumers in debt as well as for creditors,” Leuthold said. “Having representatives from the ... Read More »

            The Most Ridiculous Debt Settlement Quote of the Day.

            Oh I tried so hard to let this quote just drift past me, but I confess, I just can’t. In a press release sent out by The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC) today, (source) the executive director of TASC, Dave Leuthold, is quoted as saying: “Consumers wrestling with their ability to pay their credit card debt often can be best ... Read More »

              “Traditional Debt Settlement Companies Are Working for the Creditors, Not the Consumer.”

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              I recently wrote a review about a new company called Capital Protection Group. It occurred to me as I was working on it how times have changed in the last year. Debt settlement companies used to say “Credit counselors are working for the creditor, not the consumer.” Debt settlement companies seemed to want to position themselves as the champion of ... Read More »

                Chris Kesterson, President of Debt Settlement Trade Association TASC Settles Charges by State

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                The Association of Settlement Companies, a debt settlement trade association, proclaims to be the watchdog of the industry and to “promote good practice in the debt settlement industry.” But I’ve got to ask myself, if TASC is so focused on working on behalf of consumers then way did the TASC President, Chris Kesterson, (seen left) just settle legal issues with ... Read More »

                  Johnson Law Group and Elimadebt Not Playing Nice With Each Other

                  The Johnson Law Group of Nevada, not to be confused with the Johnson Law Group of Florida, are apparently having a bit of a tiff with their debt settlement marketing agent, Elimadebt of Florida and New York. Actually that would be Elimadebt USA, LLC from Florida and Elimadebt, LLC from New York. From this point out let’s just please consider ... Read More »

                    Debt Settlement America, TASC, and Chris Kesterson, What’s That All About?

                    Thanks to one of this sites readers who sent me a tip to tips@GetOutOfDebt.org I was told about a festive holiday press release from Debt Settlement America that was sent out. December 24, 2009 – Debt Settlement America (DSA) has offered a special gift to three families this holiday season by allowing them temporary deferments. A deferment means that the ... Read More »

                      Debt Settlement Companies and Associations Hiring Washington Lobbyists to Persuade Congress

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                      An article in The Hill talks about how the Debt Settlement industry is now hiring lobbyists to meet with members of Congress in order to make their case to continue to exist. Many states and the Federal Trade Commission have reloaded their regulatory shotguns and taken aim at rogue debt settlement companies in the past few years in hopes of ... Read More »

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