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Financial 180 Group – Consumer Complaint – 9-11-2012

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Consumer Statement:

I am trying desperately to find out more information about Financial 180 Group. I have been sending them $1000 month for 2 years. The first year everything “has to go in arrears for us to begin negotiating on your behalf”. Then several of our accounts were settled. In between, I do not believe they have done much. However, they have an extreme failure to communicate so I do not really know. There website is no longer active. According to the BBB, they are out of business. The original phone number is disconnected and occassionally the 1-800 number has to.

Consumer Action Taken:

I have been calling and emailing for the last 4 weeks without any return communication. Finally I sent an email and stated that I felt like I deserve a return phone call on 9/4, I received a return email saying, “Yes, you do and I will call you tomorrow” Still no call. I am very concerned that my monthly payment is going no where that will help in the end. I do not know if I am being scammed. I still constant phone calls from debtors and do not know whether they are working with them or not. On 9/4/12, I recieved 3 messages from a debtor that they were supposed to be about done with negotiating.

Date This Problem Happened: September 4, 2012

State You Live in: Kentucky

Race/Ethnicity: White

Age Range: 36-50

Total Amount of Fee Paid: $12,000

Company Name: Financial 180 Group

Company Address:

Company Telephone Number: 858-831-9300

Website of Company:


According to this page, the Financial 180 Group president is Rob Goldstein. – Source

But just recently we were contacted by a Rob Goldstein who demanded we remove information about him on the site, specifically in this post.

In an effort to make sure his side of that issue was heard we published his comment in which he states:

I restarted a company in 2009 called Financial 180 Group, which I sold 2 years ago. Again, I was a “back end” company, negotiating settlements for the clients who were sold by other companies. Again, I had no access to anyones money.

I sold the business because I did not like being associated with the debt management co’s or any tactics they did when they signed up clients.

In the transaction with ALF (Elaine Sorrels), I filed a lawsuit against her for non payment, and later out she was under indictment for fraud with a med spa, billing.. whatever transpired with clients after i sold the business had nothing to do with me.

In the transaction with David Huffman, Freedom Group, who purchased Financial 180, I later sued him as well. – Source

So even though information is still out there saying Goldstein is the president of the company, apparently, as he says, he sold the company and Financial 180 Group was sold to Elaine Sorrels and ALF. Hopefully ALF is not the furry alien puppet we watched on television as a child.

READ  Financial 180 - Consumer Complaint - June 19, 2014

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  • Look at this thread

    Try contacting David Huffmans brothers, both in San Diego. One, (I think his name is Phil) owns Scripps Mortgage and the other (Steve) is a developer Sandiegoapartments.Com.

    David Huffman has no intention of helping anyone except himself. he helps himself to your money and then lives an extravagant and deviant lifestyle.
    Do what ever you have to do to stop any more payments, even if you have to close your bank account. He will not give up! Rachael, Brandon and John Allen have worked for Huffman for 7-9 years, so don’t expect anything good from them. They know what is going on and have the same moral stands as Huffman. It is a sad little group that would steal from anyone without a second thought.

  • I am in the process of taking this company to Court. My Attorney is in California. Getting court order to confiscate all my records. I have recorded all my phone conversations with Rachel, the half witt Brandon, and the thief David Huffman. I have all the promises of sending me my refund, on digital recording.. I am going to blow the lid off of this company with the help of an IRS AGENT. I am a retired Police Officer from NY and currently working in Law Enforcement in S.C.. … Mr Huffman has Fucked with the wrong Cop… i AM FINISHED LISTENING TO RACHEL SAY EVERYONE IS BUSY HELPING OTHER CLIENTS AND WE WILL CALL YOU BACK…..SEE YOU IN COURT RACHEL… AND david !!!!

    • I have been trying for the past 2 years I wish you luck, I get the same run around as you do. These thief’s need to go to prison, I just cannot image how much money they have stolen from people. I have contacted my AG and the California AG along with the FTC and other government agencies. I just don’t know what else to do, I have gotten an attorney and he tell me that there are other AG in Oregon and Michigan that have order David Huffman to pay. I guess Missouri will be next. This is the lowest thing I feel anyone could do. Rachel has told me that someone will return my calls that has never happened. Do you know that Huffman is operating a construction company, this was verified by Rachel. If you check out the Oregon you will see he has been checking his e-mail for Freedom Group from the construction e-mail. This guy is a scam artist and I don’t think any of us will see a dime. He needs to go to prison.
      Margaret Sloan Kansas City MO.

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