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Former TASC Board Member Charged With Driving Under the Influence in Florida

I have no idea in the world how readers of this site find these things. They just arrive in my inbox.

Here is the latest TMZish scoop of the day.

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following mug shot of Nick Passalacqua who was arested and charged with driving under the influence in Florida. Nick is the CEO of Predictivedollars.com and a former TASC (The Association of Settlement Companies) board member. – Source

Not sure what the story is behind this but we now know what Nick was doing on June 19th at 1:21 am.

Predictvedollars.com, is the largest provider of real-time debt leads in the debt settlement space and generates approximately three thousand leads daily and expects early in the first quarter of 2009 it will be able to take that number to above six thousand. The company owns and operates its own web properties which generates millions of consumers a month that are in need of reducing their credit card payments due to financial hardships. The company estimates in 2008 that it has generated over 2.8 billion dollars in consumer credit card debt inquiries.

Update 6-24-2011

Just noticed the following Tweet that was sent by @nickpassalacqua

I wonder if this means that commenter aarongibson50 below is really Nick. By the way. I never received a phone number.

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  • Kris1009

    oca Raton Florida (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Nick Passalacqua, C.E.O. of lead generation website Adflair.com, has launched another vertical in the life insurance leads arena.

    The company believes that Fortune 100, 500 and 1000 companies are
    more open to taking leads into inventory that are outside of their
    brand.

    Nick Passalacqua was quoted by saying, “I believe there is huge
    demand from the Prudential’s, American Generals, Met Life’s and
    independent agents across the U.S. and we are going to fill that supply
    gap in a big way.”
    Adflair.com owns and operates high volume lead generation sites
    across multiple verticals and with the current market conditions the
    company believes that going into the 4th quarter there is no doubt with
    its hyper growth model for the life insurance industry that it will be a
    force to be reckoned with.

    Adflair.com clients and potential clients now have a great
    opportunity to build their business based on high quality life insurance
    leads through Adflair.com’s lead generation program and its intelligent
    lead distribution platform.
    Nick Passalacqua is known throughout the lead generation industry
    for his knowledge in creating high converting campaigns and
    outperforming client and publisher expectations.

    Nick is known to take a scientific approach to advertising and
    believes by increasing the specificity of messages by using quantitative
    statements, instead of relying on vague qualitative statements to
    better communicate value and ultimately generate more responses. Also,
    by ensuring continuity in every step of a sales funnel so he can keep
    users engaged and motivated throughout the entire process.

    For more information on lead generation services including life insurance leads visit Adflair.com. Nick Passalacqua and Adflair.com are located in Boca Raton Florida and have committed to hiring 35 new employees over the next several months.

    ###

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Nick-Passalacqua/lead-generation/prweb8908513.htm
    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/469247#ixzz1cP3EdPAt

  • Steve Rhode

    “Google also indexes on Wednesday nights.” OMG that’s hilarious. Do you really believe that? 

    Google indexes the web, every second of every day. In fact this site has been crawled by Google 12,154 times in the last 24 hours.

  • Steve Rhode

    So you really want me to go further into this?

    I thought I’d covered this adequately enough in my other comments but let’s take another shot at this for you.

    A reliable tipster thought it was important enough and relevant enough to send it to me. That’s how this made the site.

    If you are going to be pissed off at me then you need to be pissed off at the Palm Beach Post because they reported it first.

    I got the mug shot and details from http://www.palmbeachpost.com/b

    The tipster also sent me other personal details for Nicholas Passalacqua that I did not publish.

    Along with the tip I also received a link to the full booking information, again, that I did not previously publish but here it is for clarity.

    Name: PASSALACQUA, NICHOLAS GEROME
    Race: White
    DOB: 07/24/1971
    Address: [I’m Redacting this]
    Gender: Male
    Facility: OWN RECOGNIZANCE
    OBTS Number: 5002214589
    Booking Date/Time: 06/19/2011 01:21
    Arresting Agency: 40-DELRAY BEACH
    Officer: OFC LOWRY
    Release Date: 06/19/11 Time: 06:44
    Holds For Other Agencies:No
    Jacket Number: 0260982
    Booking Number: 2011028126
    Booking Date/Time: 06/19/2011 01:21
    Charges:
    316.193-6276
    TRAFFIC OFFENSE – DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

    He was at least involved in the debt relief industry as a board member of TASC in the last two years and according to other commenters he was still involved in the debt industry after that.

    There has been no denial the facts I published were inaccurate or not factual.

  • Hank

    How is that important to a debtor consumer or to any member of the debt industry (friend or foe of Steve Rhode). He has not been a TASC Board member or even involved in the debt industry for quite some time. What is newsworthy about this story? I think you report these things just for the controversy and anything “TASC” gets you a lot of comments from a large segment of your readers (TASC haters) and that is always good for a blogger like you who has all the ads that need clicks…

  • Steve Rhode

    They are already on the RSS and email list and reading all of your comments already.

  • Steve Rhode

    Oops, forgot to post my business tip.

    Internet 101: When someone posts negative but factual information about you, fall on the sword and own up to it. It will make you likable to readers. If you want to look like a jerk and dig a deeper hole, then attack and threaten.

    The right way to respond can be seen in the response given by Justynn Royal from Financial Relief Experts. Justynn posted a comment as the result of the review I wrote and offered his explanation and clarification. Click here to read the example of the right way to respond. I think any reader of this review would come away with a positive view of Financial Relief Experts because of Justynn’s response.

  • Josh Belkan

    Oh please don’t even try it. Enough is enough today and I am sure you doon’t want the A.G. and F.T.C. reading this stuff. Steves head could be up next on the chopping block. So GoAway I will if you let me.

  • Steve Rhode

    I didn’t start it. I posted the story and was done. The information in the story is factual and useful, at least to the reader that sent it in, it was important.

    Beating me up for it is like mugging Ronald McDonald for a bad happy meal.

    I’m not the guy that got arrested for DUI and I’m not the person who discovered it. I’m also not the person posting all these untrue comments and making this a bigger story.

  • GoAway

    Steve’s books are free. It’s so obvious to see real debt relief scammers get pissed when they don’t like something here. Why don’t you lowlifes get real jobs? Get out of the “so-called” debt relief industry, please. Some of us don’t steal for a living & scum like you are a waste of space. Damn, I wish the FTC would go root you f&*%s out of our industry. Steve isn’t perfect but he is honest.

    Who do you scammers work for- which “law group”? Losers

  • Josh Belkan

    Somebody please stop this thread. I have to say in all fairness to everyone thast this is out of control and unprofessional. All we wanted was some useful information and look what it turned in to. How about some business tips Steve instead of the bashing session?

  • Josh Belkan

    Somebody please stop this thread. I have to say in all fairness to everyone thast this is out of control and unprofessional. All we wanted was some useful information and look what it turned in to. How about some business tips Steve instead of the bashing session?

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      I didn’t start it. I posted the story and was done. The information in the story is factual and useful, at least to the reader that sent it in, it was important.

      Beating me up for it is like mugging Ronald McDonald for a bad happy meal.

      I’m not the guy that got arrested for DUI and I’m not the person who discovered it. I’m also not the person posting all these untrue comments and making this a bigger story.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Oops, forgot to post my business tip.

      Internet 101: When someone posts negative but factual information about you, fall on the sword and own up to it. It will make you likable to readers. If you want to look like a jerk and dig a deeper hole, then attack and threaten.

      The right way to respond can be seen in the response given by Justynn Royal from Financial Relief Experts. Justynn posted a comment as the result of the review I wrote and offered his explanation and clarification. Click here to read the example of the right way to respond. I think any reader of this review would come away with a positive view of Financial Relief Experts because of Justynn’s response.

  • Steve Rhode

    So since you and Josh Belkan are posting comments from the same address does that mean you are both out of here?

  • Steve Rhode

    The commenter devolved pretty quickly from wanting people to post their full name and verify identity to trying to assault me with negative statements. So if they were not concerned about me and resulting to attacking me, what could their motive be to attack? Hum.

  • Steve Rhode

    First I heard about it.

  • Steve Rhode

    Seriously, how is that even possible? Please fax in your drivers license? WTH

  • Steve Rhode

    See rebuttal in another of my comments on this thread.

  • Aarongibson50

    Steve Rhode you undercover crook,
    Why don’t you seriously call it a day and delete this whole thread. Im out of here and good luck with this awful forum you are going to need it.

  • Josh Belkan

    Steven Rhodes Steve Rhodes, getoutofdebt.org, get out of debt …
    http://www.scaminformer.com/scam…/s... -get-out-of-c5190.htmlCached
    You +1’d this publicly. Undo
    Steven Rhodes is a con man…. Posing as a man who fights debt consolidation scams when he himself owns a debt management company that is scamming innocent …

  • Josh Belkan

    OMG IS STEVE RHODE A SCAM. LOOK AT THIS. GOOGLE ALSO INDEXES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AND STEVE THE DEBT GUY IS DONE.
    Jim
    It’s not a huge surprise that detractors would come from the Debt Relief industry. Your help and advice regarding getting a refund by writing a letter, registered, that included what I would do if a full refund was not forthcoming, i.e., filing complaints with the state attorney general…the BBB… and eight other entities, was taken very seriously. Within two days of receipt of that letter, I received a call. During that conversation the person I talked to knew it was a letter written based on the advice of Steve and Get Out of Debt.org, even though I never mentioned Steve or this website. They claimed that Steve was just out to sell books and that he was a competitor. I stopped him there and said that nobody has taken my money except for the company he worked for and that he had two weeks to come back with a favorable reply to my letter or else I would proceed with the next step. Long story short, I agreed to a settlement, in large part due to the need to file bankruptcy. It’s likely I could have held out for more, if not all, but I needed to put that black eye behind me and move on. Seriously, Steve, your advice was the start on a road to peace of mind. We have a long way to go, but I shudder to think where we would have been if we had stayed another month or two in a program run by such leeches.

  • Steve Rhode

    OK, so you can copy and paste, but why can’t you even take a minute to research your lies before you post them. How lazy is that?

    So let’s get this straight, I posted a mugshot of some dude that was charged with DUI and arrested and your less than intelligent response is to search the internet for lies about me and copy and paste them here in the comments?

    At least do what I did before I posted the story, check your facts. If you had you would have found, Steve Rhode getoutofdebt.org – Myvesta.org Beware Steve Rhode and getoutofdebt.org…this company is a fraud Internet.

    One more bullshit comment from you and you are banned. We don’t need trolls hanging around.

  • Aarongibson50

    I am a consumer from the Washington, DC area, and I came across what I consider one of the typical fraudsters that you find on the internet these days that I think needs to be exposed.  This guy seems to have a national audience, which makes him even more dangerous.First, some background.  I am 48 years old.  I work in the federal government (I’m not writing this at work, by the way).  I am in debt.  Like many people, I Googled “get out of debt” since I would like to get out of debt.  Pretty basic, huh?As usual, there are various results in the Google search, and I am a pretty skeptical person.  So, I click on a few links to see what I can find.  One link was from the guy on CNBC at night that’s always talking about how he was bankrupt.  Another was a link to a site called getoutofdebt.org.  Another was a link to Lending Tree (you know the company with the commercials about banks competing?). Anyway, after browsing the aforementioned links for a few minutes, I decide to spend a few more minutes on the getoutofdebt.org site.  It looks pretty good, and it seems to be relevant.  The first thing that I notice about the site is that it’s written by a guy named Steve Rhode.  I don’t know him from Adam, so I Google him, too.  As I’m browsing the results from the search, everything looks legit.  Lots of quotes from Steve in various news organizations, etc.  Of course, Steve, just like the CNBC, claims to have gone through bankruptcy, which is why he is an “expert” now.  A few pages in, I find that Steve has written a book on the topic.  Okay, so now I know that Steve is using his website to drive book sales.  Typical, but, the man has to make a living, I guess, even if he is just using his “free” website to sell his books.  So a little further in to the search results, I notice that Steve is linked to an organization called Myvesta, which claims to be a non-profit.  So, I Google “Myvesta Steve Rhode”.  And there it is…exactly what I expected to find, since nearly every so-called “guru” is not really that and usually has a shady past.  As it turns out, Myvesta, which used to be known as Debt Counselors of America, has a cease and desist order from the state of California, which is known for aggressively pursuing fraudulent activities by companies such as this.  Turns out our “guru” is out peddling debt advice and California has shut him down for not complying with California law. And, our so-called “non-profit” is apparently selling a $200 per month “debt payment” plan.  What a complete and total fraud!  Thank heavens for Google!So, yet a little further in to these search results, I learn that Steve and his co-founder were forced to resign from the company in late 2003.  Ah, but this gets better.  Steve resigned and appointed his wife as the President…so, Steve commits fraud, the state of California pursues him, and then he appoints his wife to run his company.  Yeah, things have really “changed” at Myvesta, the non-profit charing a $495 enrollment fee and a $200 per month “maintenance” fee.Needless to say, after figuring all of this out, I decided to keep looking for a reputable site, so if you find one, let me know.  I hope this helps expose Steve Rhode, Myvesta and getoutofdebt.org for the complete and total fraud that it is!
    This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 3/17/2010 3:54:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/cr… Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report

  • Steve Rhode

    Another copied comment that you did not bother to verify.

    Care to stake a libel lawsuit on if any of that is true? If it’s not, you lose. Guess what, it’s not.

  • Steve Rhode

    At least get something factually correct and spell my name right.

    And say, aren’t you the same person that wanted people to post their real names on comments, but you don’t.

  • Aarongibson50

    And this Steve?

    I did business with Steve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ and he is basically a crook. DONT DO BUSINESS WITH HIM!!I just found out that he has switched company names and websites a couple of times. I guess trying to outrun bad comments like this one.He told me that debt settlement companies were a ripoff but he is the one who rips people off. I have a friend who used traditional debt settlement and she is getting out of debt — while I took Steve’s advice and am getting sued by all my creditorsI am in the process of filing a lawsuit against him now. He claims to be a “non-profit” organization but I found out he makes a huge salary. Yea, from all the money he took from me.Anybody who bad mouths everbody else to get your business has to be shifty. Just go to his site and thats all he does is bad mouth other companies. I should have known better. Steve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ is a crookSteve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ is a crookSteve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ is a crookSteve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ is a crook

  • Steve Rhode

    What is it? Looks like a really long comment.

    On second glance it looks the same old lies I’ve addressed before.

    So your tactic is to repost lies about me to rebut my story that was factual? How is that even smart?

    Want to read more, see OK, I Finally Have to Answer the Debt Management Guys “Rebuttal to Steve Rhode, The Get Out of Debt Guy Dork”

  • Aarongibson50

    Steven Rhodes Steve Rhodes, getoutofdebt.org, get out of debt Steven “Steve” Rhodes and his site Get out of debt .org is a scam Internet

    Print this Report Email this Report
    1Author 0Consumer 0Employee/Owner Report DetailsSteven RhodesInternet United States of America Phone: Web: getoutofdebt.org/Category: Credit & Debt Services
    Respond to this ReportRespond to this report!
    What’s this? Are you an owner, employee or ex-employee with either negative or positive information about the company or individual, or can you provide “insider information” on this company?Also a victim?
    What’s this? Are you also a victim of the same company or individual? Want Justice? File a Rip-off Report, help other consumers to be educated and don’t let them get away with it!ArbitrateSet the record straight!
    Steven Rhodes is a con man…. Posing as a man who fights debt consolidation scams when he himself owns a debt management company that is scamming innocent customers like me. This is just wrong. I talked to steve and he said theres nothing he can do and that getoutofdebt.org is just his website and he just refers people… but when asked the people he refers you to is owned by Steven Rhodes. You are a bad man, taking advantage of people who really need your help. I don’t understand Steve Rhodes to understand but you the consumer should know people like Mr. Rhodes and his get out of debt site is out there…shame shame shame Steven Rhodes.

  • Aarongibson50

    And this?

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/cr…   

      

      

    Steve Rhode – getoutofdebt.org Steve Rhode is a crook!!! Internet *REBUTTAL Individual responds…Interesting Author: Baltimore Maryland Credit & Debt Services: Steve Rhode – getoutofdebt.org Internet   4
    3/28/2010
    9:59 AM

    Steve Rhode – getoutofdebt.orgMyvesta.org Beware Steve Rhode and getoutofdebt.org…this company is a fraud Internet *REBUTTAL Individual responds…i_m happy to respond Author: Washington District of Columbia Credit & Debt Services: Steve Rhode – getoutofdebt.org Internet

  • Aarongibson50

    What is this Steve?

    http://www.debtmanagementguys….

    Rebuttal to Steve Rhode, The Get Out of Debt Guy Dork
    1445http://www.debtmanagementg…

    Some people just thrive on talking smack in the case of Steve Rhode, the self appointed get out of debt guy who claims to help you get out of debt for “free”. The truth is he wants you to come to his site so he can sell your information as a lead to a debt consolidation or debt settlement company; the same companies he enjoys bashing. Unfortunately the company he recommends was sued for violating Illinois state law.  (Sorry to hear that Cambridge.) Steve is no stranger to getting in trouble with the law such as the case with the state of California issuing a desist and refrain order for his unlicensed bill payment software .
    Steve’s personal life experience led him to bankruptcy which is a scenario I consider as the absolute last option since it wrecks your credit for ten years in most cases, not to mention you have to jump through all sorts of means testing hoops based on income and state guidelines. Hiring an bankruptcy attorney in most cases will stick youin a Chapter 13 scenario where you have to repay quite a bit of your debts back and relinquish control of your assets to the courts. You also will have an even more difficult time in finding a job with a bankruptcy on your credit report for ten long years instead of 7 years if you did a debt settlement or a credit counseling program that does not affect your credit score since you’re truly trying to resolve your debts.
    Steve misinterpreted my quote in a press release stating “As of October 17, 2005 all Americans seeking bankruptcy must complete a credit counseling program. The problem with this is that so many people are unable to afford the monthly payments in a credit counseling program, and must seek debt settlement.”
    I never implied that seeking bankruptcy and completing an education course delivered typically by credit counseling groups in order to qualify for bankruptcy meant you enroll in debt settlement.  Duh! That class is required 180 days prior to acceptance in a bankruptcy. I never said the class forces someone to enroll in debt settlement. My key point of the press release was that many people are unable to afford the payment in a credit counseling program, and thus must seek debt settlement.  Steve’s quick advice is to tell everyone to jump into bankruptcy because it worked for him. I find that foolish.  If you could pay back your debts in 4 years with interest rates between 0-9%, why wouldn’t you do so in a credit counseling program? It doesn’t crush your credit score if you pay back your full debt on time and in full. 35% of your credit score is measured by making payments on time, and 30% is measured by your debt to income.
    Should we all just give up and jump into bankruptcy? Ridiculous. Remind me not to be on a sinking boat with you Steve.  If our clients cannot afford the credit counseling payment, the debt settlement payments are half of that.  For example, on a $50,000 credit card debt, your payments are around $1,100 to $1,500 a month.  If your interest rates are above 18% and you are making minimum payments, you will never paid that debt off. However, depending upon the creditor, we have arrangements with banks like Advanta, First Premier, Tiresplus, and Firestone to drop your rates to 0% interest as long as you make your payments on time.  The payoff time is 4 years or less in most cases.  If you can’t afford that payment, your payments could be as low as $641 over 48 months and you would save 30-40% of the debt amount since we have over 200 attorneys nationwide at our disposal.
    Not to mention debt settlement historically yields a higher return to the creditors . (See Briesch Whitepapers and Weinstein Whitepaper)  Debt settlement certainly yields more money to banks than than bankruptcies or judgments, which is why they work for both parties not only to heal our economy but more importantly, help our clients resolve their debts and send their credit score back up. I’ve personally done a debt settlement and I’m happy to say my credit score isn’t trashed because I listened to some poor advice from the quick yet devastating bankruptcy advice from Steve Rhode.
    Yet Steve is more than happy to capitalize off selling leads off his website to debt management companies like Cambridge Credit Counseling , which was  sued for violating one of Illinois’s latest state law revisions on limiting debt management upfront fees.  Steve to me is just a wannabe Dave Ramsey who’s hoping his balding appearance and sob story about bankruptcy will capture audiences and more importantly, LEADS so he can then sell to make money off you.  (Personally I like Dave Ramsey and most of his advice in regards to financial discipline but I don’t believe he understands there are some legitimate credit counseling and debt settlement companies out there, helping people get out of debt.)  The entire first half of his Steve Rhode’s website is riddled with Google Adwords links that pay him everytime you click them like some worthless spam site so he can earn money every time you click them.  (We have them too but they don’t cover the entire first half of the page; we find that annoying.)
    Funny Steve. If the debt settlement companies are so bad, why don’t you just take down your referral form  Isn’t supporting them hypocritical?? You of all people should understand the demand and need for people to leverage income in this recession while providing a valuable service for their clients through debt management and debt settlement services if they are indeed a fit for the programs.  Our press release was written to mortgage brokers who are hurting in this economy and don’t know what to do with their dead leads.
    Affiliates don’t need special licensing at this point in time to refer business to debt management companies in most states but the laws are changing since debt management has been the wild west.  Several states are beginning to require licensing to even talk to their residents, but not all.  South Carolina, Minnesota, and Illinois are a few of the states requiring even companys that refer business to credit counseling companies to be licensed and registered with the state.
    We welcome debt management laws in regards to requiring educational courses like the few states currently do in this wonderful nation.  Steve, I doubt you’re licensed or much less know about the new state laws.
    As for your idiotic remark about the attorney general, I’ve met him. He’s a nice guy.  And to clarify, we are not a debt settlement company.  We train and teach affiliates the proper way to counsel and qualify people for debt management and settlement programs so they can make money just like you’re trying to do so they can focus on their core business. DebtManagementGuys.com utilizes over 200 attorneys nationwide ensuring only attorneys approve our clients truly belong in debt settlement programs, and if they truly are not a fit, guess what? They recommend bankruptcy if there is a true financial hardship that debt settlement cannot offer.  No one can provide debt settlement services in Georgia unless they are attorneys which is why we ONLY use attorneys.
    We’re also proud to say that our attorneys are averaging a 30% settlement on our client’s debts, and only went over 40% twice last year, which is 12% below the industry average. Credit Solutions of Texas boasts over 100,000 clients and their average is 41.6%.  As for our debt management credit counseling clients, our processor maintains an 87% retention rate and actually purchases clients from debt management companies that are shut down due to noncompliance since they have to be serviced by someone. They also have an A rating with the BBB.  So no Steve, we won’t be shut down because we let an A rated processor do what they do best as they are licensed and bonded in every state. We speak to every client that is referred to us to make sure they truly belong in the proper program rather than hustle them off into a program they don’t need.
    Steve, perhaps you should take a basic phonics course and not skim our press releases, but rather read the entire article.  With over $395,000,000 in delinquent credit card debt, this country needs help from ethical debt management providers who truly care about their clients, and thats exactly why DebtManagementGuys.com was created.  People need jobs and helping people get out of debt, just like you’re trying to do, is a very rewarding career path. At the end of the day, we’re held accountable for our actions which is why we do everything by the book.
    Perhaps if you spent more time on helping people and less time talking crap about things you don’t understand, you might learn something.  As for us, wesleep great at night because our clients are truly helped. Maybe you can take some of your adwords revenue and seek hair replacement therapy,  Dr. Cole here in Atlanta is an excellent hair replacement surgeon with his revolutionary Follicular Isolation technique. We wouldn’t mind throwing a few cents in your direction

  • Steve Rhode

    The story was he was a former TASC board member and arrested for DUI. Is there something there not factual?

  • Steve Rhode

    Your request is ridiculous.

    If you have a solution you want me to see, post a link to it and I’ll review it.

  • Steve Rhode

    So let’s get this straight, you’re pissed off at me for publishing the public record mugshot and not the guy who was allegedly driving under the influence and arrested by police for DUI?

    And then you say you’re not going to be back, to the site, to which I can only respond; Promise?

  • Art

    This blog is the “National Enquirer” of the debt relief industry! This post has nothing to do with consumers or the debt relief industry. I have dropped in here infrequently but I will not be back. Steve you should be ashamed of what you have created here.
    Art

  • Art

    This blog is the “National Enquirer” of the debt relief industry! This post has nothing to do with consumers or the debt relief industry. I have dropped in here infrequently but I will not be back. Steve you should be ashamed of what you have created here.
    Art

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      So let’s get this straight, you’re pissed off at me for publishing the public record mugshot and not the guy who was allegedly driving under the influence and arrested by police for DUI?

      And then you say you’re not going to be back, to the site, to which I can only respond; Promise?

      • Aarongibson50

          And this?

        http://www.ripoffreport.com/credit-debt-services/steven-rhodes/steven-rhodes-steve-rhodes-ge-be847.htm   

          

          

        Steve Rhode – getoutofdebt.org Steve Rhode is a crook!!! Internet *REBUTTAL Individual responds…Interesting Author: Baltimore Maryland Credit & Debt Services: Steve Rhode – getoutofdebt.org Internet   4
        3/28/2010
        9:59 AM

        Steve Rhode – getoutofdebt.org – Myvesta.org Beware Steve Rhode and getoutofdebt.org…this company is a fraud Internet *REBUTTAL Individual responds…i_m happy to respond Author: Washington District of Columbia Credit & Debt Services: Steve Rhode – getoutofdebt.org Internet

      • Aarongibson50

        Steven Rhodes Steve Rhodes, getoutofdebt.org, get out of debt Steven “Steve” Rhodes and his site Get out of debt .org is a scam Internet

        Print this Report Email this Report
        1Author 0Consumer 0Employee/Owner Report DetailsSteven RhodesInternet United States of America Phone: Web: getoutofdebt.org/Category: Credit & Debt Services
        Respond to this ReportRespond to this report!
        What’s this? Are you an owner, employee or ex-employee with either negative or positive information about the company or individual, or can you provide “insider information” on this company?Also a victim?
        What’s this? Are you also a victim of the same company or individual? Want Justice? File a Rip-off Report, help other consumers to be educated and don’t let them get away with it!ArbitrateSet the record straight!
        Steven Rhodes is a con man…. Posing as a man who fights debt consolidation scams when he himself owns a debt management company that is scamming innocent customers like me. This is just wrong. I talked to steve and he said theres nothing he can do and that getoutofdebt.org is just his website and he just refers people… but when asked the people he refers you to is owned by Steven Rhodes. You are a bad man, taking advantage of people who really need your help. I don’t understand Steve Rhodes to understand but you the consumer should know people like Mr. Rhodes and his get out of debt site is out there…shame shame shame Steven Rhodes. 

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        At least get something factually correct and spell my name right.

        And say, aren’t you the same person that wanted people to post their real names on comments, but you don’t.

      • Aarongibson50

        Steve Rhode you undercover crook,
        Why don’t you seriously call it a day and delete this whole thread. Im out of here and good luck with this awful forum you are going to need it.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        So since you and Josh Belkan are posting comments from the same address does that mean you are both out of here?

      • Aarongibson50

        I am a consumer from the Washington, DC area, and I came across what I consider one of the typical fraudsters that you find on the internet these days that I think needs to be exposed.  This guy seems to have a national audience, which makes him even more dangerous.First, some background.  I am 48 years old.  I work in the federal government (I’m not writing this at work, by the way).  I am in debt.  Like many people, I Googled “get out of debt” since I would like to get out of debt.  Pretty basic, huh?As usual, there are various results in the Google search, and I am a pretty skeptical person.  So, I click on a few links to see what I can find.  One link was from the guy on CNBC at night that’s always talking about how he was bankrupt.  Another was a link to a site called getoutofdebt.org.  Another was a link to Lending Tree (you know the company with the commercials about banks competing?). Anyway, after browsing the aforementioned links for a few minutes, I decide to spend a few more minutes on the getoutofdebt.org site.  It looks pretty good, and it seems to be relevant.  The first thing that I notice about the site is that it’s written by a guy named Steve Rhode.  I don’t know him from Adam, so I Google him, too.  As I’m browsing the results from the search, everything looks legit.  Lots of quotes from Steve in various news organizations, etc.  Of course, Steve, just like the CNBC, claims to have gone through bankruptcy, which is why he is an “expert” now.  A few pages in, I find that Steve has written a book on the topic.  Okay, so now I know that Steve is using his website to drive book sales.  Typical, but, the man has to make a living, I guess, even if he is just using his “free” website to sell his books.  So a little further in to the search results, I notice that Steve is linked to an organization called Myvesta, which claims to be a non-profit.  So, I Google “Myvesta Steve Rhode”.  And there it is…exactly what I expected to find, since nearly every so-called “guru” is not really that and usually has a shady past.  As it turns out, Myvesta, which used to be known as Debt Counselors of America, has a cease and desist order from the state of California, which is known for aggressively pursuing fraudulent activities by companies such as this.  Turns out our “guru” is out peddling debt advice and California has shut him down for not complying with California law. And, our so-called “non-profit” is apparently selling a $200 per month “debt payment” plan.  What a complete and total fraud!  Thank heavens for Google!So, yet a little further in to these search results, I learn that Steve and his co-founder were forced to resign from the company in late 2003.  Ah, but this gets better.  Steve resigned and appointed his wife as the President…so, Steve commits fraud, the state of California pursues him, and then he appoints his wife to run his company.  Yeah, things have really “changed” at Myvesta, the non-profit charing a $495 enrollment fee and a $200 per month “maintenance” fee.Needless to say, after figuring all of this out, I decided to keep looking for a reputable site, so if you find one, let me know.  I hope this helps expose Steve Rhode, Myvesta and getoutofdebt.org for the complete and total fraud that it is!
        This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 3/17/2010 3:54:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/credit-debt-services/steve-rhode-getoutof/steve-rhode-getoutofdebt-org-m-8ce8a.htm.Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        OK, so you can copy and paste, but why can’t you even take a minute to research your lies before you post them. How lazy is that?

        So let’s get this straight, I posted a mugshot of some dude that was charged with DUI and arrested and your less than intelligent response is to search the internet for lies about me and copy and paste them here in the comments?

        At least do what I did before I posted the story, check your facts. If you had you would have found, Steve Rhode getoutofdebt.org – Myvesta.org Beware Steve Rhode and getoutofdebt.org…this company is a fraud Internet.

        One more bullshit comment from you and you are banned. We don’t need trolls hanging around.

      • Josh Belkan

        OMG IS STEVE RHODE A SCAM. LOOK AT THIS. GOOGLE ALSO INDEXES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AND STEVE THE DEBT GUY IS DONE.
        Jim
        It’s not a huge surprise that detractors would come from the Debt Relief industry. Your help and advice regarding getting a refund by writing a letter, registered, that included what I would do if a full refund was not forthcoming, i.e., filing complaints with the state attorney general…the BBB… and eight other entities, was taken very seriously. Within two days of receipt of that letter, I received a call. During that conversation the person I talked to knew it was a letter written based on the advice of Steve and Get Out of Debt.org, even though I never mentioned Steve or this website. They claimed that Steve was just out to sell books and that he was a competitor. I stopped him there and said that nobody has taken my money except for the company he worked for and that he had two weeks to come back with a favorable reply to my letter or else I would proceed with the next step. Long story short, I agreed to a settlement, in large part due to the need to file bankruptcy. It’s likely I could have held out for more, if not all, but I needed to put that black eye behind me and move on. Seriously, Steve, your advice was the start on a road to peace of mind. We have a long way to go, but I shudder to think where we would have been if we had stayed another month or two in a program run by such leeches.

      • GoAway

        Steve’s books are free. It’s so obvious to see real debt relief scammers get pissed when they don’t like something here. Why don’t you lowlifes get real jobs? Get out of the “so-called” debt relief industry, please. Some of us don’t steal for a living & scum like you are a waste of space. Damn, I wish the FTC would go root you f&*%s out of our industry. Steve isn’t perfect but he is honest.

        Who do you scammers work for- which “law group”? Losers

      • Josh Belkan

        Oh please don’t even try it. Enough is enough today and I am sure you doon’t want the A.G. and F.T.C. reading this stuff. Steves head could be up next on the chopping block. So GoAway I will if you let me.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        They are already on the RSS and email list and reading all of your comments already.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        “Google also indexes on Wednesday nights.” OMG that’s hilarious. Do you really believe that? 

        Google indexes the web, every second of every day. In fact this site has been crawled by Google 12,154 times in the last 24 hours.

  • Aarongibson50

    Seems like you should just forget about this one Steve because it seems this guy has a good group of supporters. Let’s try and schedule a call so we can speak about a way to verify the identity of commenters. I aksed you to post a phone number here but haven’t seen anything yet or I am guessing that maybe you only give it out to the poor helpless consumers that you will referr to your friends. I am done with this forum it’s not for me afterall.

  • Josh Belkan

    Steve,
    It’s funny how you want to be out of the situation now after posting a thread that had nothing to do with someone’s business practices. You should be more careful with what you post because you put a hard working kid’s career at risk for your own ill rotten gain. If you are asking yourself why I care I can tell you it’s because he cared about me throughout our business relationship and his lead quality fed my family of 5. If there were only more lead generators like him forums like yours wouldn’t exist. Be more cautious in what you post and stay relevant Mr. Rhode.

  • Steve Rhode

    Let’s back this bus up here.

    A tipster sent me in the mugshot and notice that a former TASC board member was arrested for a DUI. I checked it out and it was factual. That’s what I published. Nothing more, nothing less.

    The story took me about five minutes to check and post. It did not take much time at all.

    If there is something in my original story that is not accurate, I’m happy to deal with that. If you are taking issue with something someone else said, that does not involve me at all.

    I’m out.

  • Tom McDaniels

    Steve
    It’s funny how much time you must have on your hands kicking someone good when they are down. You should honestly do some homework on Predictivedollars and Mr. Passalacqua before posting shuch bull. As for Josh and Aaron..those guys have it down. I to have been extremely successful with Predictive. Predictivedollars didnt get to be one of the top lead gen companies by not having good business ethics, values and integrity. Are you all sitting here telling me that non of you pikers have ever made a bad choice and driven under the influence? Not only are you bashing a good guy and a very respectful company but you don’t even have your information correct Mr Faria…Passalacqua  has not produced Debt leads for over a year. Anyhow I do have better things to focus on and put my energy towards. As for all the real goons like Really?, Alcapone, Double Debt and anyone else …get a life.
    Tom

  • Tom McDaniels

    Steve
    It’s funny how much time you must have on your hands kicking someone good when they are down. You should honestly do some homework on Predictivedollars and Mr. Passalacqua before posting shuch bull. As for Josh and Aaron..those guys have it down. I to have been extremely successful with Predictive. Predictivedollars didnt get to be one of the top lead gen companies by not having good business ethics, values and integrity. Are you all sitting here telling me that non of you pikers have ever made a bad choice and driven under the influence? Not only are you bashing a good guy and a very respectful company but you don’t even have your information correct Mr Faria…Passalacqua  has not produced Debt leads for over a year. Anyhow I do have better things to focus on and put my energy towards. As for all the real goons like Really?, Alcapone, Double Debt and anyone else …get a life.
    Tom

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Let’s back this bus up here.

      A tipster sent me in the mugshot and notice that a former TASC board member was arrested for a DUI. I checked it out and it was factual. That’s what I published. Nothing more, nothing less.

      The story took me about five minutes to check and post. It did not take much time at all.

      If there is something in my original story that is not accurate, I’m happy to deal with that. If you are taking issue with something someone else said, that does not involve me at all.

      I’m out.

      • Josh Belkan

        Steve,
        It’s funny how you want to be out of the situation now after posting a thread that had nothing to do with someone’s business practices. You should be more careful with what you post because you put a hard working kid’s career at risk for your own ill rotten gain. If you are asking yourself why I care I can tell you it’s because he cared about me throughout our business relationship and his lead quality fed my family of 5. If there were only more lead generators like him forums like yours wouldn’t exist. Be more cautious in what you post and stay relevant Mr. Rhode. 

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        The story was he was a former TASC board member and arrested for DUI. Is there something there not factual?

      • Aarongibson50

        And this Steve?

        I did business with Steve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ and he is basically a crook. DONT DO BUSINESS WITH HIM!!I just found out that he has switched company names and websites a couple of times. I guess trying to outrun bad comments like this one.He told me that debt settlement companies were a ripoff but he is the one who rips people off. I have a friend who used traditional debt settlement and she is getting out of debt — while I took Steve’s advice and am getting sued by all my creditorsI am in the process of filing a lawsuit against him now. He claims to be a “non-profit” organization but I found out he makes a huge salary. Yea, from all the money he took from me.Anybody who bad mouths everbody else to get your business has to be shifty. Just go to his site and thats all he does is bad mouth other companies. I should have known better. Steve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ is a crookSteve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ is a crookSteve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ is a crookSteve Rhode of http://www.getoutofdebt.org/ is a crook

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Another copied comment that you did not bother to verify.

        Care to stake a libel lawsuit on if any of that is true? If it’s not, you lose. Guess what, it’s not.

      • Hank

        How is that important to a debtor consumer or to any member of the debt industry (friend or foe of Steve Rhode). He has not been a TASC Board member or even involved in the debt industry for quite some time. What is newsworthy about this story? I think you report these things just for the controversy and anything “TASC” gets you a lot of comments from a large segment of your readers (TASC haters) and that is always good for a blogger like you who has all the ads that need clicks…

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        So you really want me to go further into this?

        I thought I’d covered this adequately enough in my other comments but let’s take another shot at this for you.

        A reliable tipster thought it was important enough and relevant enough to send it to me. That’s how this made the site.

        If you are going to be pissed off at me then you need to be pissed off at the Palm Beach Post because they reported it first.

        I got the mug shot and details from http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blotter

        The tipster also sent me other personal details for Nicholas Passalacqua that I did not publish.

        Along with the tip I also received a link to the full booking information, again, that I did not previously publish but here it is for clarity.

        Name: PASSALACQUA, NICHOLAS GEROME
        Race: White
        DOB: 07/24/1971
        Address: [I’m Redacting this]
        Gender: Male
        Facility: OWN RECOGNIZANCE
        OBTS Number: 5002214589
        Booking Date/Time: 06/19/2011 01:21
        Arresting Agency: 40-DELRAY BEACH
        Officer: OFC LOWRY
        Release Date: 06/19/11 Time: 06:44
        Holds For Other Agencies:No
        Jacket Number: 0260982
        Booking Number: 2011028126
        Booking Date/Time: 06/19/2011 01:21
        Charges:
        316.193-6276
        TRAFFIC OFFENSE – DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

        He was at least involved in the debt relief industry as a board member of TASC in the last two years and according to other commenters he was still involved in the debt industry after that.

        There has been no denial the facts I published were inaccurate or not factual.

      • Aarongibson50

        What is this Steve?

        http://www.debtmanagementguys.com/blog/144/rebuttal-to-steve-rhode-the-get-out-of-debt-guy-dork/

        Rebuttal to Steve Rhode, The Get Out of Debt Guy Dork
        1445http://www.debtmanagementguys.com/blog/144/rebuttal-to-steve-rhode-the-get-out-of-debt-guy-dork/Rebuttal+to+Steve+Rhode%2C+The+Get+Out+of+Debt+Guy+Dork2010-04-08+06%3A52%3A14Mike

        Some people just thrive on talking smack in the case of Steve Rhode, the self appointed get out of debt guy who claims to help you get out of debt for “free”. The truth is he wants you to come to his site so he can sell your information as a lead to a debt consolidation or debt settlement company; the same companies he enjoys bashing. Unfortunately the company he recommends was sued for violating Illinois state law.  (Sorry to hear that Cambridge.) Steve is no stranger to getting in trouble with the law such as the case with the state of California issuing a desist and refrain order for his unlicensed bill payment software .
        Steve’s personal life experience led him to bankruptcy which is a scenario I consider as the absolute last option since it wrecks your credit for ten years in most cases, not to mention you have to jump through all sorts of means testing hoops based on income and state guidelines. Hiring an bankruptcy attorney in most cases will stick youin a Chapter 13 scenario where you have to repay quite a bit of your debts back and relinquish control of your assets to the courts. You also will have an even more difficult time in finding a job with a bankruptcy on your credit report for ten long years instead of 7 years if you did a debt settlement or a credit counseling program that does not affect your credit score since you’re truly trying to resolve your debts.
        Steve misinterpreted my quote in a press release stating “As of October 17, 2005 all Americans seeking bankruptcy must complete a credit counseling program. The problem with this is that so many people are unable to afford the monthly payments in a credit counseling program, and must seek debt settlement.”
        I never implied that seeking bankruptcy and completing an education course delivered typically by credit counseling groups in order to qualify for bankruptcy meant you enroll in debt settlement.  Duh! That class is required 180 days prior to acceptance in a bankruptcy. I never said the class forces someone to enroll in debt settlement. My key point of the press release was that many people are unable to afford the payment in a credit counseling program, and thus must seek debt settlement.  Steve’s quick advice is to tell everyone to jump into bankruptcy because it worked for him. I find that foolish.  If you could pay back your debts in 4 years with interest rates between 0-9%, why wouldn’t you do so in a credit counseling program? It doesn’t crush your credit score if you pay back your full debt on time and in full. 35% of your credit score is measured by making payments on time, and 30% is measured by your debt to income.
        Should we all just give up and jump into bankruptcy? Ridiculous. Remind me not to be on a sinking boat with you Steve.  If our clients cannot afford the credit counseling payment, the debt settlement payments are half of that.  For example, on a $50,000 credit card debt, your payments are around $1,100 to $1,500 a month.  If your interest rates are above 18% and you are making minimum payments, you will never paid that debt off. However, depending upon the creditor, we have arrangements with banks like Advanta, First Premier, Tiresplus, and Firestone to drop your rates to 0% interest as long as you make your payments on time.  The payoff time is 4 years or less in most cases.  If you can’t afford that payment, your payments could be as low as $641 over 48 months and you would save 30-40% of the debt amount since we have over 200 attorneys nationwide at our disposal.
        Not to mention debt settlement historically yields a higher return to the creditors . (See Briesch Whitepapers and Weinstein Whitepaper)  Debt settlement certainly yields more money to banks than than bankruptcies or judgments, which is why they work for both parties not only to heal our economy but more importantly, help our clients resolve their debts and send their credit score back up. I’ve personally done a debt settlement and I’m happy to say my credit score isn’t trashed because I listened to some poor advice from the quick yet devastating bankruptcy advice from Steve Rhode.
        Yet Steve is more than happy to capitalize off selling leads off his website to debt management companies like Cambridge Credit Counseling , which was  sued for violating one of Illinois’s latest state law revisions on limiting debt management upfront fees.  Steve to me is just a wannabe Dave Ramsey who’s hoping his balding appearance and sob story about bankruptcy will capture audiences and more importantly, LEADS so he can then sell to make money off you.  (Personally I like Dave Ramsey and most of his advice in regards to financial discipline but I don’t believe he understands there are some legitimate credit counseling and debt settlement companies out there, helping people get out of debt.)  The entire first half of his Steve Rhode’s website is riddled with Google Adwords links that pay him everytime you click them like some worthless spam site so he can earn money every time you click them.  (We have them too but they don’t cover the entire first half of the page; we find that annoying.)
        Funny Steve. If the debt settlement companies are so bad, why don’t you just take down your referral form  Isn’t supporting them hypocritical?? You of all people should understand the demand and need for people to leverage income in this recession while providing a valuable service for their clients through debt management and debt settlement services if they are indeed a fit for the programs.  Our press release was written to mortgage brokers who are hurting in this economy and don’t know what to do with their dead leads.
        Affiliates don’t need special licensing at this point in time to refer business to debt management companies in most states but the laws are changing since debt management has been the wild west.  Several states are beginning to require licensing to even talk to their residents, but not all.  South Carolina, Minnesota, and Illinois are a few of the states requiring even companys that refer business to credit counseling companies to be licensed and registered with the state.
        We welcome debt management laws in regards to requiring educational courses like the few states currently do in this wonderful nation.  Steve, I doubt you’re licensed or much less know about the new state laws.
        As for your idiotic remark about the attorney general, I’ve met him. He’s a nice guy.  And to clarify, we are not a debt settlement company.  We train and teach affiliates the proper way to counsel and qualify people for debt management and settlement programs so they can make money just like you’re trying to do so they can focus on their core business. DebtManagementGuys.com utilizes over 200 attorneys nationwide ensuring only attorneys approve our clients truly belong in debt settlement programs, and if they truly are not a fit, guess what? They recommend bankruptcy if there is a true financial hardship that debt settlement cannot offer.  No one can provide debt settlement services in Georgia unless they are attorneys which is why we ONLY use attorneys.
        We’re also proud to say that our attorneys are averaging a 30% settlement on our client’s debts, and only went over 40% twice last year, which is 12% below the industry average. Credit Solutions of Texas boasts over 100,000 clients and their average is 41.6%.  As for our debt management credit counseling clients, our processor maintains an 87% retention rate and actually purchases clients from debt management companies that are shut down due to noncompliance since they have to be serviced by someone. They also have an A rating with the BBB.  So no Steve, we won’t be shut down because we let an A rated processor do what they do best as they are licensed and bonded in every state. We speak to every client that is referred to us to make sure they truly belong in the proper program rather than hustle them off into a program they don’t need.
        Steve, perhaps you should take a basic phonics course and not skim our press releases, but rather read the entire article.  With over $395,000,000 in delinquent credit card debt, this country needs help from ethical debt management providers who truly care about their clients, and thats exactly why DebtManagementGuys.com was created.  People need jobs and helping people get out of debt, just like you’re trying to do, is a very rewarding career path. At the end of the day, we’re held accountable for our actions which is why we do everything by the book.
        Perhaps if you spent more time on helping people and less time talking crap about things you don’t understand, you might learn something.  As for us, wesleep great at night because our clients are truly helped. Maybe you can take some of your adwords revenue and seek hair replacement therapy,  Dr. Cole here in Atlanta is an excellent hair replacement surgeon with his revolutionary Follicular Isolation technique. We wouldn’t mind throwing a few cents in your direction

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        What is it? Looks like a really long comment.

        On second glance it looks the same old lies I’ve addressed before.

        So your tactic is to repost lies about me to rebut my story that was factual? How is that even smart?

        Want to read more, see OK, I Finally Have to Answer the Debt Management Guys “Rebuttal to Steve Rhode, The Get Out of Debt Guy Dork”

      • Josh Belkan

         Steven Rhodes Steve Rhodes, getoutofdebt.org, get out of debt …
        http://www.scaminformer.com/scam…/steven-rhodes-steve-rhodes-getoutofdebtorg -get-out-of-c5190.htmlCached
        You +1’d this publicly. Undo
        Steven Rhodes is a con man…. Posing as a man who fights debt consolidation scams when he himself owns a debt management company that is scamming innocent …

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        See rebuttal in another of my comments on this thread.

  • Josh Belkan

    I had done business with Passalacqua for 2  years when I was at at CC Advisors and I made a fortune with his leads not to mention he has always worked with me in a very honorable fashion. I have had days of getting bad leads which is expected and before I could even do anything about it Nick would get me on the phone personally to credit my account. You guys are blowing this out of proportion that kid is a rockstar  and the only thing I wish is that he would generate more debt leads for me. Call me if you see this Nick and Rock on.

  • Aarongibson50

    Steve,
    Why don’t we jump on a call to discuss a way websites can verify the identity commenters? I have an idea.

    Please post your number here and I will contact you personally.

  • Robert Stevenson

    can we get some info on the foreign currencies fraud thing?

  • Robert Stevenson

    hahaha…. well maybe jokes on us. Maybe his name is Aaron Gibson. But that’s pretty far reaching to “verify” the identity of posters on a blog. Actually, with all due respect, that’s just stupid to REQUIRE it for posters. Defeats some of the things that draw people to the web…

  • Steve Rhode

    Interesting position from someone that did not post their real name.

    How do you suggest forums and websites should verify the identity of commenters?

  • Aarongibson50

    Steve Rhode
    I am an advocate reader of your forum but why doesent Really? And Al Capone post real names in all fairness to Passalacqua? Or anyone in general? Don’t you think you should make it a requirement that individuals must post real names to keep the integrity of your forum? I believe you should also have some kind verification method before you allow people to post. Its just my opinion but look at the issue you wrote about which has to do with the integrity of Passalacqua’s lead business. From what I hear about him he is a take or leave it guy and extremely intelligent when it comes to the lead industry. I look forward to your answer Mr.Rhodes.

  • AlCapone

    Predictive Garbage

  • Really?

    Keep digging…Nick has done jail time for fraud while running ICM – selling foreign currencies and has made millions by selling worthless penny stocks.  Hey, if Todd Cook had to give all his money back, why doesnt Nick have to?

  • Really?

    Keep digging…Nick has done jail time for fraud while running ICM – selling foreign currencies and has made millions by selling worthless penny stocks.  Hey, if Todd Cook had to give all his money back, why doesnt Nick have to?

    • AlCapone

      Predictive Garbage

      • Aarongibson50

        Steve Rhode
        I am an advocate reader of your forum but why doesent Really? And Al Capone post real names in all fairness to Passalacqua? Or anyone in general? Don’t you think you should make it a requirement that individuals must post real names to keep the integrity of your forum? I believe you should also have some kind verification method before you allow people to post. Its just my opinion but look at the issue you wrote about which has to do with the integrity of Passalacqua’s lead business. From what I hear about him he is a take or leave it guy and extremely intelligent when it comes to the lead industry. I look forward to your answer Mr.Rhodes.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Interesting position from someone that did not post their real name.

        How do you suggest forums and websites should verify the identity of commenters?

      • Robert Stevenson

        hahaha…. well maybe jokes on us. Maybe his name is Aaron Gibson. But that’s pretty far reaching to “verify” the identity of posters on a blog. Actually, with all due respect, that’s just stupid to REQUIRE it for posters. Defeats some of the things that draw people to the web…

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Seriously, how is that even possible? Please fax in your drivers license? WTH

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        The commenter devolved pretty quickly from wanting people to post their full name and verify identity to trying to assault me with negative statements. So if they were not concerned about me and resulting to attacking me, what could their motive be to attack? Hum.

      • Aarongibson50

        Steve,
        Why don’t we jump on a call to discuss a way websites can verify the identity commenters? I have an idea.

        Please post your number here and I will contact you personally.

      • Josh Belkan

        I had done business with Passalacqua for 2  years when I was at at CC Advisors and I made a fortune with his leads not to mention he has always worked with me in a very honorable fashion. I have had days of getting bad leads which is expected and before I could even do anything about it Nick would get me on the phone personally to credit my account. You guys are blowing this out of proportion that kid is a rockstar  and the only thing I wish is that he would generate more debt leads for me. Call me if you see this Nick and Rock on.

      • Aarongibson50

        Seems like you should just forget about this one Steve because it seems this guy has a good group of supporters. Let’s try and schedule a call so we can speak about a way to verify the identity of commenters. I aksed you to post a phone number here but haven’t seen anything yet or I am guessing that maybe you only give it out to the poor helpless consumers that you will referr to your friends. I am done with this forum it’s not for me afterall.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Your request is ridiculous.

        If you have a solution you want me to see, post a link to it and I’ll review it.

    • Robert Stevenson

      can we get some info on the foreign currencies fraud thing?

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        First I heard about it.

  • Robert Stevenson

    he was off tasc a long time ago. I don’t think that predictive company is even doing business anymore

  • Andy Faria

    Maybe it was after TASC made every bonehead move possible and sunk themselves.

  • Steve Rhode

    I checked, he’s not on the board of TASC anymore. Not sure when he fell off the board.

  • Andy Faria

    Maybe now they’ll stop calling me trying to sell me leads.

    Hey Nick tell your goons to leave me alone, I’m not buying.

  • http://northeast-properties.com Andy Faria

    Maybe now they’ll stop calling me trying to sell me leads.

    Hey Nick tell your goons to leave me alone, I’m not buying.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      I checked, he’s not on the board of TASC anymore. Not sure when he fell off the board.

      • http://northeast-properties.com Andy Faria

        Maybe it was after TASC made every bonehead move possible and sunk themselves.

      • Robert Stevenson

        he was off tasc a long time ago. I don’t think that predictive company is even doing business anymore

  • DoubleDebt

    That’s  a lot of Leads!~
    My Mom told me that nothing good ever happens that late at night!

  • Anonymous

    That’s  a lot of Leads!~
    My Mom told me that nothing good ever happens that late at night! 

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