I received the following request for assistance from an attorney who is representing a consumer. I suggested to the attorney they readers of this site have a lot of information and are very resourceful and might have information to post in the comments to assist the attorney.
The Attorney Asks…
My client paid $Xfor 12 months and is only getting only part of it back from Financial Crisis 180 (appears to be owned by an attorney, or former atty, Rob Goldstein, half in CA and half in NY).
Anyway, when I called to get the rest of the money and informed them of Florida Statute of how much they can charge up front (never mind the FTC up front rules), they claimed they only get $30/month to service the account.
According to them, Affordable Debt Solutions in Florida gets the rest. Except, I cannot find a good phone number for them to try and chase the money.
I searched your archives, but found nothing. Any ideas?
I am also chasing Debt Lawyers of America, Inc. and Debt Arbitrators of America, Inc. Same company, same troubling issue.
All the companies appear to use Global Client Solutions.
Can you Help?
So if you can help with information to assist this attorney, please post your information in the comments section below.
Update September 10, 2012
From Rob Goldstein:
Steve, my name is rob goldstein.. you have a blog posted on me, on the internet, that contains wrong information.
In 2005, I sold a co called Financial Solutions, to “ALF”.. at that time I was a back end co, for a couple of debt management co’s. All we did was actually negotiate settlements for clients, and NEVER did we have any control or access to any accounts of the clients.. We were paid by the “front end” companies, when we made settlements.
I restarted a company in 2009 called Financial 180 Group, which I sold 2 years ago. Again, I was a “back end” company, negotiating settlements for the clients who were sold by other companies. Again, I had no access to anyones money.
I sold the business because I did not like being associated with the debt management co’s or any tactics they did when they signed up clients..
In the transaction with ALF (Elaine Sorrels), I filed a lawsuit against her for non payment, and later out she was under indictment for fraud with a med spa, billing.. whatever transpired with clients after i sold the business had nothing to do with me…
In the transaction with David Huffman, Freedom Group, who purchased Financial 180, I later sued him as well..
Every allegation in your blog is about issues that transpired under their (new owner’s) respective ownership, not during mine.
I have answered every concern, with complete accuracy and timeliness..Also, the sale(s) are of public records, and can be verified. So can my lawsuits against the buyer(s).
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