I signed up with Allegro Law earlier in the year. I have been following the comments and I am in the same boat obviously as everyone else. I have stopped sending payments to Allegro because they haven’t paid any of my creditors.
Yesterday, a rep from Allegro called and left a message saying that have not received payments and that I should send them. I don’t understand why. This Nelms guy has been sued and as you mentioned in a comment that the money has been spent. Why would they still ask for my money if they are fraudulent and not paying my creditors?
Also, I have done research about debt settlement and as a resident of NJ, I have found that I can seek help from source like Novadebt because they have a debt adjuster license. I found this info on the NJ Dept of Banking website. So, I don’t understand why I need to send money to Allegro if my creditors do not acknowledge Allegro and if it’s illegal for him to practice outside of AL.
Also, I saw that you mentioned t hat the money is spent, but what about the “so-called” claims process they were setting up and I was under the assumption my money was in escrow because none of it was being sent to my creditors. Also, why wouldn’t I get my money back if it was not being sent to my creditors? This whole mess is ridiculous. Also, I wanted to say thank you for all your advice, it has been helpful.
Wow, there are a number of issues here.
If you enrolled with Allegro Law for debt settlement services the reason you won’t get money back is because the initial payments went to pay for front-loaded fees for debt settlement services you did not receive.
Allegro Law is still running a debt management program where monthly payments are sent to creditors, no settlements are made.
NovaDebt, AKA Garden State Credit Counseling, is a different type of company, they don’t do debt settlements, they offer a debt management program. I suggest before you enroll that you understand the success rates of each approach by reading this article.
I could guide you further if I knew what your situation was. Are you able to afford the monthly minimum payments to your creditors?
I’m confused, what solution are you looking for?
Please update me on your progress by posting updates here in the comments section of your question. I’m very interested in how this works out for you.
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