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Stratton & Feinstein Account Was Taken Over by Legal Helpers Debt Resolution But Creditor Won’t Settle

I originally signed with Stratton and Feinstein as a debt consolidation. It was later bought out by Legalhelpers and everything changed. I am about to close out and finish up and I keep running into stall tactics. They won’t settle the last debt saying that the party won’t negotiate. When I try to ask what the issue is, you realize they haven’t actually made contact that they are going on PAST negotiations. They advise to wait until it is resold and they get a better company to negotiate with. I NEED to bring this to a close. I have enough in the account to settle at 45%, but can’t get them to make a move.

I went online to see what I could do and ran into your Jan 18, 2012 article “Whitman v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Global Client Solutions, Macey Bankruptcy Law”. At the time I did my research, Stratton and Feinstein seemed legit.

Is there anyone I can contact to help bring this to a close? Do you have any advice for what I should do next?

This is your chance to be a hero and help out this person by providing your feedback and answer to the question in the comments section below.

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  • Msullivan

    Thanks for writing. I would hope that you have a basic consumer issue and not a case of fraud or other more dangerous situation. It is possible that your vendor has cash problems and can’t or won’t settle because they don’t want to write a check. Of course it is your money they are dealing with and they have a legal and more obligation to act in your best interest.

    I would deal with this in the same way I deal with all consumer issues. First I would write a polite but firm letter to the vendor requesting immediate action to satisfy this debt. State that you expect action within 14 calendar days or you will take further action. If the debt is not settled, it is time to send written complaints to the Better Business Bureau, the consumer protection bureau in your state, the Federal Trade Commission and the CFPB (the Consumer Financial protection Bureau) copying the vendor. If the vendor does not comply within 14 more days, I would go to the media. Most markers have a “Call to Action” kind of service that will publicize consumer complaints.

    Your final step is to get legal counsel. A letter from a lawyer usually gets the attention of even law firms and filing an action always gets attention.

    I hope your firm letter is enough.

    Good Luck! 

  • OneLastDebtHelper

    What can you tell us about this last debt:
    Who was the account with originally?
    Who is it with now?
    What is the balance currently owed?
    Where do you live?

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