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Summary of 2011 Consumer Complaints and Scam Reports

The site hosts the Debt Relief Consumer Complaint Scam Database where consumers can file reports against companies they feel took advantage of them.

In 2011 there were 189 consumer complaints filed. Here is a breakdown on those reports.

Complaints by Consumers Were received from:

Alaska: 4
Alabama: 2
Arizona: 3
California: 25
Colorado: 2
Connecticut: 1
Florida: 10
Georgia: 4
Iowa: 5
Illinois: 7
Indiana: 2
Kentucky: 3
Louisiana: 1
Maryland: 1
Massachusetts: 4
Michigan: 4
Minnesotta: 2
Missouri: 4
Mississippi: 1
Montana: 1
North Carolina: 9
Nebraska: 3
Nevada: 5
New Jersey: 4
New York: 9
Ohio: 3
Oklahoma: 1
Oregon: 3
Pennsylvania: 13
South Carolina: 3
Texas: 13
Tennessee: 3
Virginia: 4
Vermont: 3
Washington: 7
West Virginia: 1

Complaints Against Companies Located in the Following States:

Arizona: 5
California: 39
Delaware: 3
Florida: 17
Georgia: 2
Illinois: 1
Kentucky: 1
New Jersey: 3
Nevada: 2
New York: 14
Pennsylvania: 1
South Carolina: 1
Texas: 6
West Virginia: 1
Wisconsin: 3

Consumer Race Listed:

Alaska Native: 17
American Indian: 1
Asian: 3
Black or African American: 43
White: 115

Consumer Age:

21-35: 55
36-50: 74
51-65: 53
66+: 5

Average Advanced Fee Paid:


Companies With the Highest Complaints:

Bellview Financial Group: 5
Debt Resolution Group: 4
Direct Funding Service: 28
iLender: 12
Innovative Wealth Builders: 4
Manchester Capital Trust: 9

Most Complaints:

The state with the highest number of complaints by consumers was California.

The state with the highest number of complaints against companies was California.

The most listed race of consumers filing complaints was white.

The largest age group filing complaints was 36-50.

If you would like to help consumers report debt relief scams, please link to the report form at


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