The following information appears only because this entity has hit my radar and has raised a concern and I do not want to lose this information. I’m keeping it handy in case issues appear in the future.
This surfaced as part of a client comment on Scam Report: Nationwide Financial Center Charges Consumer to Join DMP
A reader reported that the company is working with at least one marketer to sell access to a credit counseling debt management plan for $1,495. There is no need for a consumer to have to pay that kind of money for access to a DMP.
I was minutes away from sending Nationwide Financial Center the first of what was supposed to be many emails providing my info in order to consolidate some of my debt. Then I googled them and here I am….
The person from NFC I spoke to on the phone mentioned that NFC was an “outreach organization” (marketing) for small non-profit credit counseling agencies that are not allowed to search out clients. I wanted more info so he sent me an email that has links to an agency called Consumers Alliance Processing Corporation (http://www.caprocessing.com/).
I do not think either NFC nor CAPC claim to be non-profits on their own websites, and reading this thread confirms my suspicions about these people. Thanks for the info. – Source
Consumers Alliance Processing Center
5816 Dryden Place, Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Ms. Jo Ann Niffenegger, President – Source
In their original filing with the State of Florida they listed that the purpose of the company was “to service debt management plans for needy residents.” Additionally Jo Ann Niffenegger was listed as 100% owner. – Source
If you have had any experience with this program, please post your comments and feedback in the comments below.