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Bogus Debt Settlement Ads from Debt180.ca Are Disturbing

Written by Steve Rhode

Remember those days in the good old USA when we had all those ads promoting debt reduction services using President Obama’s picture? Now that the advanced fee services have been exported across the border to Canada it looks like the marketing ploy to use leaders and bogus messages went with it. See the ad below.

One Canadian reader reported seeing the advertisement above online and sent in a tip that the picture is that of Christy Clark, the Premier of British Columbia. And of course, there is no program to force banks to accept less, unless we are talking about bankruptcy.

The tipster (send in your tips here) also reported the ad links to a company debt180.ca at 888-293-5102. You will notice this Canadian oriented website contains messages that used to be rampant in the U.S.

The website had a number of disturbing red flags for me.

They do not list any physical contact information. The “Contact Us” link is for an email address only. It’s not until you get to the bottom of the privacy policy that you can find an address for the company.

Debt180.ca, 0910385 B.C. LTD
7304 196 A St
Langley, BC
V2Y 3C5

That address is apparently for this house and not the location of a thriving debt settlement company with throngs of busy workers. So it leaves me wondering, how are the listed testimonials true?

Apparently the debt180.ca website is a lead generation site that collects the information of unsuspecting consumers that believe they may be applying for debt relief help directly with the website and then have their information sold on.

As one page on their website says:

Debt180.ca collects personal information, referred to as Leads, and sells that information to companies that offer debt solution opportunities to individuals.

The site sells the leads for $75 CAD plus taxes. – Source

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The site was first registered on January 16, 2012 and is apparently being served up from a U.S. based web server with Godaddy in Arizona.

So as far as I’m concerned, consumers should stay away from Debt180.ca.

Sincerly,
Steve

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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.

12 Comments

  • debt180.ca is a legitimate site – please only use facts. Likewise debtleads.ca and debtadvisors.co.uk – all fully compliant and regulated by official bodies like FCA in UK. Please concentrate your efforts on helping people who have debt problems and not chasing companies you incorrectly think are not legitimate. At the end of the day, the customer is the most important person in theprocess and they’ve suffered enough a the hands of lenders. Most of whom have devious intentions. Thank you.

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