United Debt Settlement Sends Out What Appears to be a Deceptive Mailer

A very kind reader sent in the mailer below through my I Buy Junk Mail program. The mailer is from United Debt Settlement. In my opinion, it is a deceptive attempt to fool people into thinking this is a government-issued mailer.

As you can see from the envelope, it uses imagery and formats typically associated with government-issued correspondence. Including adding the all capital UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the end of the return address.

The return address is associated with United Debt Settlement.

At least the inside of the mailer almost fully disclosed the company name. It says the mailer was “issued by” United Settlement.

But again, the mailer takes on a government looking document. It claims the program is called 2019 Balance Relief.

The mailer then goes on to say the consumer is “qualified to participate in the 2019 Credit Card Balance Relief Program.” It also claims enrollment in the program is limited to just one city.

My advice to anyone receiving a similar mailer is to do your homework first and not to fall under the misperception this is a government program. It’s not.

I would recommend that anyone considering using such a company should read the following free guides.

  1. The Ultimate Consumer Guide to Checking Out a Debt Relief Company Before You Sign On the Line
  2. 10 Must Do Steps to Find the Best Credit Counseling or Debt Settlement Company for You
  3. How to Check Out a Business or Company to Avoid Getting Scammed or Ripped Off
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