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I Just Signed Up For J Hass Group Debt Settlement Services And I’m Worried. – Jamie

“Dear Steve,

I just signed up for debt negotiation with consumer debt counseling group/J. Hass. Then I read the BBB report, including a grade of “F” and 81 (resolved) complaints.

Have you any knoowledge of these groups? I’m thinking I should call my credit card companies and tell them what I’m planning…since I can’t afford to save for settlement and make monthly payments to them. Any advice?

Jamie”

Dear Jamie,

As the result of your question I just wrote a review about their site. Read J Hass Group Review.

When you start sending payments to the debt settlement company you will be in default with your creditors. They will begin collection and that can lead to lawsuits and potential wage garnishments. It will also ruin your credit. Also bear in mind that your first three months of payments will go to fees and part of your first half of the remaining payments will as well.

What is your situation? If you gave me more background I might be able to give you a better answer which solution would be best for you.

Sincerly,
Steve

You are not alone. I'm here to help. There is no need to suffer in silence. We can get through this. Tomorrow can be better than today. Don't give up.

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21 Comments

  • Jamie –send the money to your creditors and stay away from JHass group,they will tell you one thing and do some thing else! What they did to me was tell me they would charge me 1100.00 to settle my accounts and that they would take 49.00/ month till there fees where paid and the rest of the my money would go towards the credit cards, after 9 months I figured out that they where taking all the funds and not one card was settled and now I am being sued, to top it off they will not send my money back ,they told me to read my contract that was sent to me,which they faxed to me in Feb. 2011 and I have been with them being in May 2010 and the contract was signed with my name ,HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!!!!! I did not sign the paper work because I never saw it before Feb…. GET AWAY FROM THEM THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND NO RESULTS!!!!!

  • Jamie –send the money to your creditors and stay away from JHass group,they will tell you one thing and do some thing else! What they did to me was tell me they would charge me 1100.00 to settle my accounts and that they would take 49.00/ month till there fees where paid and the rest of the my money would go towards the credit cards, after 9 months I figured out that they where taking all the funds and not one card was settled and now I am being sued, to top it off they will not send my money back ,they told me to read my contract that was sent to me,which they faxed to me in Feb. 2011 and I have been with them being in May 2010 and the contract was signed with my name ,HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!!!!! I did not sign the paper work because I never saw it before Feb…. GET AWAY FROM THEM THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND NO RESULTS!!!!!

  • Jeremy,

    this was my first time reading the comments listed above and I truly commend you for your posts as well as your decision to back off. I work for a competitor and would love the opportunity to give a shameless plug due to the fact that WE offer services with no monthly fees and only one complaint since inception 5 years ago, but that’s not why I’m responding. At the end of the day we all are providing a service (me,you and Steve)and yes Debt settlement isn’t for everyone but that doesn’t make it the worst of the debt relief programs. In my 3 years as a Debt Counselor I have received as many complaints from clients who had enrolled in Debt Counseling Programs (Consolidation) who were late making a payment 1 time after being enrolled in the program for over a year with a faithful payment record only to have the agreement rescinded and the client find themselves, at best, back at square one with the interest rates back to the way they were before entering the program, which was the reason why they entered the program in the first place due to the excessively high interest rates,or at the mercy of the creditor. What I’m getting at is that not every program fits every body but with the proper education and research there is a program for everyone so if we’re going to disclose the pitfalls of a Debt Settlement program for the Benefit of the people and not for our own agenda “STEVE” then we should at least list the pitfalls of the other Debt relief programs since we care so much about our people. Jeremy you really know your stuff and I Commend you for your attempt to settle the score but as you see the odds were against you and no matter what you said you were never given a fair shake but they would take one comment out of 100 and try to build a case on that to vilify to you. Again, I Work for a competitor and I’m not promoting J Hass I just felt a need to comment. Maybe I’m missing it, I thought that Steve was just showing some love and concern for those that had issues with Debt Settlement Programs and not pushing his own agenda and services and if so, disregard my comment. People…. Do your Due Diligence with whoever you decide to enter in agreement with you owe it to yourself, God Knows We’ve all been through enough without having Wolves in Sheep’s clothing trying to get us into more danger.

    • First I would like to say, Stop bashing Steve.

      He has always given oportunity for any debt settlement company to respond & clarify anything posted they feel is inaccurate. In fact Steve actually incourages everyone to offer information on anything they feel is not correct.

      In fact, Steve has allowed you the chance to voice your own position on this site even though many viewers may not agree with your point of view.

      As far as your comments on jeremy & his company, have you actually read any of the inaccurate statements he has made on this site?

      I think what this site is all about is giving individuals as much information as possible to make informed decisions on their own.

      I know I have learned alot on this site just by hearing others tell their experiences.

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