Update: October 15, 2019
I received an email from an attorney saying the represent Helbing Law Group. The email requested I remove “the link” which I assume to mean the attorney wants the post removed. While the attorney said, “I also would like to request that you please not try to address this matter with an update,” this is a good learning opportunity for both debt relief companies and consumers.
It is my opinion that Helbing Law Group just missed an incredible opportunity to show people some amazing customer support and win over new fans. From people who commented on this post, it is clear some have opinions about the company.
A much better way to turn a poor opinion into a positive is by welcoming the feedback and showing that you care about repairing the situation.
I wrote a helpful guide for debt relief companies to better deal with such issues, How to Handle a Consumer Complaint Like a Pro And Come Out Smelling Like a Rose.
It’s my point of view that a company can win over many new customers by demonstrating they care and want to address issues.
Helbing Law Group could have responded to comments demonstrating they care about the opinions of people and demonstrating a desire to resolve any complaints people may have. They could have submitted an update, which I would have added at the top of the post so readers could hear from them first. But instead, it looks like the response to this article was a “courtesy request to remove content” and delete the opinions of readers in the question and comments.
As always, I stand ready to post any update so Helbing Law Group can be heard and I’m ready to correct anything in my response that was incorrect.
In fact, I think readers will find that my response was factual and did not make any claims the company is a “complete scam” as the reader asked.
By the way, I had received another reader question about Helbing Law Group which I had not answered since the question below seemed to deal with a similar concern and my answer for the reader to do their own research rather than rely on the opinion of another is good advice.
Original Post Below – June 5, 2019
Questioning a company as to being legit?
Do you have any knowledge of Helbing Law Group LLC as to whether they are a legit company with good honest practices or are they a complete scam of a company?
These kinds of questions are nearly impossible. Since I have no idea what you may consider a scam or legit, there is no way I can answer your question.
I’ve written these free guides to help people research companies and come to their own conclusion.
- The Ultimate Consumer Guide to Checking Out a Debt Relief Company Before You Sign On the Line
- 10 Must Do Steps to Find the Best Credit Counseling or Debt Settlement Company for You
- How to Check Out a Business or Company to Avoid Getting Scammed or Ripped Off
Here Are Some Observations
Using the guides above I took a quick look and here are some of the things I found in a couple of minutes.
Keep in mind if you are hiring an attorney to assist you then the attorney must be licensed to practice law in the state you live in. I can’t easily tell what state this company is registered to do business in or who the attorneys are behind the company if any. That would be a great question to ask your contact there.
It seems a bit odd since the failure to provide information on the attorney or disclaimers about attorney advertising would not meet the requirements of some state bar associations.
The news page on the website looks like the last news posted was 8-3-2017. Seems like the site has been left unattended.
I did discover the telephone number used on the website, 800-413-5011, is also used or was used by a company named Consumer Law Relief. – Source
The BBB says the owner of Consumer Law Relief is an Erik Helbing and this website, Compas Role Legal Group says an Erik Helbing “is the founding principal of Helbing Law Group, LLC, a practice specializing exclusively in consumer rights, which includes foreclosure defense, credit collection defense, and bankruptcy.” – Source
I don’t know what all these individual facts will mean to you but at least it’s a start in your research. Post a comment below and let me know what conclusion you reach.