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Report a Debt Relief Scam. New Online Database to Protect Consumers.

I’m starting a new section of the website that will allow people to Report a Debt Relief Scam.

The purpose is to allow consumers to report specific information about a debt relief scam. Once reported, I can investigate it further or, if requested, can report the information to regulators and law enforcement personnel to assist in their investigations.

If you know someone that has been a victim of a debt relief scam or has been financially harmed by a debt relief scam, please ask them to report it here.


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Steve Rhode

Steve Rhode is the Get Out of Debt Guy and has been helping good people with bad debt problems since 1994. You can learn more about Steve, here.

10 Comments

  • I am pretty much of the opinion, that a consumer should assume that a company offering to help with debt is a scam. Of course the consumer can give them an opportunity to prove they are not, but if it doesn’t pass the sniff test, move on. There is no free lunch, there is no get out of debt free card. As pessimistic as this view is, nobody can argue with the logic, and consumers would be better served by looking with skepticism first, rather than trust. It is a sad state but it is unfortunately reality.

  • I am pretty much of the opinion, that a consumer should assume that a company offering to help with debt is a scam. Of course the consumer can give them an opportunity to prove they are not, but if it doesn’t pass the sniff test, move on. There is no free lunch, there is no get out of debt free card. As pessimistic as this view is, nobody can argue with the logic, and consumers would be better served by looking with skepticism first, rather than trust. It is a sad state but it is unfortunately reality.

  • I know I am very grateful for what you do Steve. This is a service that is desperately needed and appreciated, particularly from those of us who try to do what is right every day for years!
    I highly encourage both consumers and businesses to report abusive practices, it is the only way to protect the industry and provide a valuable service to consumers.
    Enough is enough!
    Alex Viecco
    New Era Debt

  • I know I am very grateful for what you do Steve. This is a service that is desperately needed and appreciated, particularly from those of us who try to do what is right every day for years!
    I highly encourage both consumers and businesses to report abusive practices, it is the only way to protect the industry and provide a valuable service to consumers.
    Enough is enough!
    Alex Viecco
    New Era Debt

  • Great Idea Steve! There are so many scams out there it will be great to have them reported in one place. And you have such a good reputation in the industry I know you will treat everyone fairly!

    Best wishes,
    April Lewis-Parks
    ConsolidatedCredit.org

  • Great Idea Steve! There are so many scams out there it will be great to have them reported in one place. And you have such a good reputation in the industry I know you will treat everyone fairly!

    Best wishes,
    April Lewis-Parks
    ConsolidatedCredit.org

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