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CFPB Says Student Loan Servicers Lie About Bankruptcy Discharge

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a document critical of student loan servicers. Kind of an easy document to write because for the most part student loan servicers suck donkey balls with all their bad information and horrible advice to consumers. But here are the big items the CFPB says they really, really horrible at getting right. Misleading ... Read More »

    Flush – Meracord / NoteWorld

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    A fantastic reader / tipster (send in your tips here) sent me the following press release. Anyone know what Linda Remsberg is doing now? I looked at noteworld.com and that redirects to Evergreen Note Servicing (notecollection.com) (which appears to actually be Evergreen Escrow, Inc.)and Meracord.com goes to a non-existent site. Interestingly, Evergreen Note Servicing sounds a hell of a lot ... Read More »

      Steven Vanderhoof Does Appear Connected to Student Loan Relief

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      Last week I received a tip from a reader who alleged the infamous Steven Craig Vanderhoof from the old Credit Exchange was now involved in selling student loan debt relief. You can see that article here. Well thanks to a wonderful reader and tipster (send in your tips here) I think the allegation has some involvement in GetStudentDebtRelief.com and the ... Read More »

        Legal Helpers Lawyers Lose License for Only Two Years

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        Frankly I think Thomas Macey and Jeffrey Aleman got off easy on this punishment by the Illinois Supreme Court. It looks like the pair has a couple of weeks left to be practicing lawyers before they are suspended. The findings of the Illinois Supreme Court do not bode well for other attorney model debt settlement companies where non-attorneys do the ... Read More »

          Alleged Disgruntled Former Steve Vanderhoof Coworker Sends in Tip

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          I recently received the following tip, “I worked for Steve Vanderhoof at a student loan company in Irvine, CA. His father Eugene is the “legal owner”. When Steve would get on a call (which was rare) he would identify himself as Steven Craig. This company ripped me off for thousands of dollars in commissions. getstudentdebtrelief.com” It’s a hard lead to ... Read More »

            South Florida Police Officers Caught in Credit Repair Scheme

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            video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player More information on this fraudulent police report scheme to eliminate accurate but bad credit reporting is available from 6 South Florida. Read More »

              Family Financial Care – Consumer Complaint – May 15, 2015

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              Consumer Statement: In 2012 my wife and I were approached by a representative for Family Financial Care and convinced that debt reduction was the best answer to our financial problems. We were reassured that the company was reputable and that we could reduce our debt by half. We signed a contract and were given a processing center that was reputable ... Read More »

                Why Can’t I Put My Parent PLUS Loan in an Income Based Repayment Program?

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                Question: Dear Steve, I have significant student loan debt and applied for IBR and was denied, due to there being a PLUS (parent) loan in my record. I did not participate in anyway in the creation of any PLUS loan. My suspicion is that it was created fraudulently using my identifying information from when I co-signed on a loan for ... Read More »

                  Is the Debt Management Plan Vanishing in the UK?

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                  by Andrew F. Smith The latest figures from the Government’s Insolvency Service suggest we’ve turned a corner, but perhaps it’s not the obvious one. Look at this first graph. Total personal insolvencies are down. OK, they are still roughly twice as high as they were ten years ago, but they have fallen a long way from their peak in 2010. ... Read More »

                    Morgan Drexen Kicked in the Nuts Some More by Court

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                    Well if you are going to get bad news you might as well get it all at once. On the heals of a judgment against Morgan Drexen, an asset freeze, and filing bankruptcy, Morgan Drexen also lost an appeal to have the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau declared to be unconstitutional. I’m not sure what made me curious about what Morgan ... Read More »

                      CFPB Lines Up Crosshairs on Walter Ledda

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                      The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is not holding back after their recent victory with a default judgment and asset freeze against Morgan Drexen. Now they are going after Walter Ledda personally to recover money. After reporting the recent bankruptcy filing of Morgan Drexen the CFPB filed this long discourse why Walter Ledda should be made to pay for the ... Read More »

                        Student Loan Assistance Companies Bitch Slapped by Attorney General

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                        If anyone in the debt relief industry didn’t see this coming, they are stone-cold blind. Student loan assistance has become the next wave of profitable debt relief services to sell with horrible advice. In an atmosphere that is ripe for picking off consumers for these services, the companies know better and should have learned lessons from the problematic debt settlement ... Read More »

                          Debt Settlement Giant – Morgan Drexen – Ironically Files for Bankruptcy

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                          Things have taken a substantial turn for the worse for California based debt settlement wannabe giant, Morgan Drexen. On April 21, 2015 the court awarded a default judgment in favor of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. More on that here. Then on April 30, 2015 the court found there was substantial danger and “good cause to believe that immediate and ... Read More »

                            Did This Court Action Just Kill Morgan Drexen?

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                            Thanks to a comment from a reader I discovered on April 21, 2015 the court ruled against Morgan Drexen in it’s suit by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Let is suffice to say Morgan Drexen is none too pleased. It’s opposition document filed is short and sweet. April 30, 2015 – Morgan Drexen files for bankruptcy protection. Click here for ... Read More »

                              Nonprofit Credit Counselors Charged With Laundering Drug Money Get Prison

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                              In 2013 the U.S. Government brought charges against individuals associated with a credit counseling operation. At that time the U.S. District Attorney of Kansas said, “Two people have been charged with laundering cash from marijuana trafficking through a non-profit credit counseling agency in Kansas City, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Mendy Read-Forbes, 37, Platte City, Mo., and Laura Shoop, ... Read More »

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