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FTC v. Consumer Credit Services, Inc., and Eric A. Peterson

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    Are Humans Innately Risky With Money? Or Is It All Just Monkey Business?

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    Today I bring to you a video from the TEDGlobal 2010 (TED, standing for, Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a small nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”) in Oxford, England entitled “A monkey economy as irrational as ours”. I will be the first to admit, when I see a video that is just shy of 20 minutes in length, I ... Read More »

      In China, Credit Card Debt Enslaves. Anyone Surprised?

      It isn’t a big shock to find out that the credit craze and panic is exploding around the world. The credit craze and panic works like this: Stage One: Craze – apply and get approved for credit and go crazy racking up the balance. Stage Two: Panic – after you’ve expended your credit resources you panic as you try to ... Read More »

        How Do You Value Your Quality of Life? Debt Solutions to Fix The Future

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        Debt doesn’t just affect the people actually in debt, it often affects the ones around them, near and dear to them. I know this from first hand experience as someone who has loved and lived with someone so deep in debt they could not see a way out. Not only is the emotional toll hard on the debtor but also ... Read More »

          The Debt Collection Industry From The Eyes of Former Debt Collectors

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          CNNMoney.com released a fascinating showcase of the life behind closed doors of debt collectors. They took ten different collectors ranging in 2 – 20 years of service in the field of debt collecting and asked their insight and thoughts on the debt collection industry and process of today. The interviews were very nicely balanced between collectors that either enjoyed their ... Read More »

            FTC Catches Bad Press For Doing Job Over Nestlé Milk

            The Christian Science Monitor posted an article, “Does the FTC really protect consumers?” straight from Mises Economics Blog. The article claimed that the FTC was putting protecting consumers from fraud on the back burner and appeared to be more concerned with “expanding the federal government’s monopoly over food-and-drug-related speech”. This bold statement was made over Nestlé’s own Boost brand of ... Read More »

              FTC Hopes to Eradicate Broken Debt Collection Litigation and Arbitration

              A report released by the Federal Trade Commission Monday featured the FTC’s complaints about debt collection in our country today. The report featured the conclusion that “consumers are not adequately protected in either debt collection litigation or arbitration.” The FTC put forth recommendations to both the federal and state governments on how to make the debt collecting system “both efficient ... Read More »

                Caught In The Web : Debt Collectors Find Fleeting Debtors Via Social Networking Websites

                I feel the personal need to thank a one, Vanessa Romo, a reporter at NPR for her most recent and compelling article “Elusive Debtors Foiled By Their Social Media Sites“. This article delved into a world I had never considered existed. No not Pandora, but a realm of debt collectors using social media and networking sits to collect debts owed. ... Read More »

                  Abusive Debt Collector Accused of Bankruptcy Fraud : When The Collector Becomes the Collected

                  Over the years Jack H. Boyajian, a seasoned debt collector, has faced accusations from authorities across the U.S. for “illegal methods to squeeze debtors”. This year a new accusation arose against Boyajian after he filed for bankruptcy in August of 2009, that he has defrauded creditors by concealing assets from the court. The Federal Government says he owes around $670,000 ... Read More »

                    Victory and Disappointment for the Debt World Today: Total Debt Falls While Harassment Complaints Rise

                    CNN Money’s recent article, “Debt collectors get nasty” showed some real insight into the current debt collection process in this country. They touched on information reported by the Federal Trade Commission, FTC, about the number of complaints of debt collector harassment issues on the rise. Apparently these debt collectors haven’t heard of a little thing called the “Fair Debt Collection ... Read More »

                      Most Debt Buyer Lawsuits Foiled By Inability To Prove Debt Owed

                      Debt Buyer Palintiffs Failed to Substantiate That a Debt is Owed

                      The Municipal Employees Legal Services of New York’s District Council 37 has seen an increasingly startling number of cases cross their desk over the past few years involving cases pertaining to debt buying lawsuits against consumers. Given that these sort of cases have doubled over the past 10 years, they took a special interest into the matter and conducted a ... Read More »

                        Turning Point Debt Settlement – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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                        Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

                          Time2Settle – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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                          Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

                            Stallion Debt Relief – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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                            Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

                              Platinum Financial Solutions – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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                              Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

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