Thanks to a reader who alerted me to a story out of Arizona, the J. Hass Group, operating out of Scottsdale, Arizona has gone missing.
According to a local television station, teacher Patricia Aker heard a radio commercial for J. Hass Group and was told that for a $4,200 fee, the J. Hass Group could settle her debt.
After 17 months, Aker has paid $8,000 and only $1,200 found its way to her creditors.
The television station got involved.
“3 On Your Side got involved and discovered that the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions issued a cease and desist order against the J. Hass Group last September accusing it of “engaging in unlicensed activity as a debt management company.” The business was also ordered to pay a $50,000 penalty.
The J. Hass group has more than 150 complaints and an F-rating with the Better Business Bureau.
3 On Your Side contacted the J. Hass Group and in an email were told the business was sold to a foreign corporation late last year which might explain why their Scottsdale offices are cleared out. – Source”
You can watch the news broadcast on this issue, below.
A visit to the J. Hass Group website at jhassgroup.com finds that it’s missing as well. All that’s found is what you see below.