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Suit Against Debt Management Group Proves My Point

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Two things just happened. First, I posted this article about a debt relief mailer. Second, a lawsuit just crossed my desk against Debt Management Group, The Davis Law Group, Brian Davis, Moore Legal Center, and Thomas Moore. The irony is the suit happens to contain a mailer that looks nearly identical to the one in the article and it’s for ... Read More »

    Has the Consumer Protection Counsel Closed Up Shop?

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    A reader let me know they think the Florida based group, Consumer Protection Counsel (CPC), has closed up shop. CPC has been in the news here and it is uncertain if they are really closed since their website now looks like it mostly is not working. As it stands right now, there is no contact information available on their website. ... Read More »

      Has Howard Law Thrown in the Towel with Debt Settlement?

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      In an ongoing situation with the former debt settlement company, Morgan Drexen and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) it looks as if the effort by successor law firms to service the former Morgan Drexen clients is heading towards a resolution. Howard Law, P.C., Williamson & Howard, LLP and The Williamson Firm, LLC had made claims or assertions they could ... Read More »

        Reader Says Debt Relief Company PCG Swore At Her

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        Question: Dear Steve, I received a letter stating that “:Their records indicated that my total bank card balance renegotiation has not been verified. Our underwriting department has pre-qualified me for this re-negotiation due to these specific qualifications……. They state I owe $22,500.00. This is false. I don’t owe anyone that much money on any of my credit cards. I feel ... Read More »

          New Website Focuses on Andris Pukke of Ameridebt Fame

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          It seems some property owners of a development in Belize, named Sanctuary Belize, have taken concerns and matters into their own hands and launched a critical website for property owners there. The only reason those of us in the debt world should be interested is because whoever did the research and documentation of concerns, really focused on the history of ... Read More »

            HLDS – High Level Debt Solutions Mailer – Review

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            An amazing reader sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. Here is a look at that mailer and my observations. The first thing that caught my eye is the mailer does not appear to identify the company as High Level Debt Solutions. But a search of the street address leads to a website ... Read More »

              School Accreditation Group in Tussle With CFPB

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              The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently escalated a quiet action wit the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The issue raises some interesting questions about what role a school accreditation agency might play in the problem of easy access to student loan debt. Here is what public records say, “On August 25, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection ... Read More »

                Nationwide Student Financial Aid Scam is Punched in Face

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                Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it is taking action to halt a nationwide student financial aid scam that allegedly ripped off tens of thousands of students and families across the country by illegally charging millions of dollars in fees for sham financial services. The Bureau filed a complaint in federal court against the company, which operates under ... Read More »

                  Is Camden Legal Group Legitimate?

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                  Question: Dear Steve, I was contacted by this law firm about getting my loan modified. They kept pushing me to pay them 4200 dollars and I informed them I was scammed by Real Estate Law Center in Los Angeles. I feel as if I am being preyed upon by the same people and it sounds similar to what Real Estate ... Read More »

                    Reader says “Huh” About My Enrollment Center

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                    A reader sent me an email and brought up a good question I don’t know the answer to. They wanted to know how a debt relief company called My Enrollment Center in Wyoming could say to people, “Professional debt consolidation companies like My Enrollment Center can really help you get your debt back under control,” and “At My Enrollment Center, ... Read More »

                      Is United Credit Consultants Now CreditServices.com?

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                      A tipster (send in your tips here) contacted me and alleged that United Credit Consultants was now operating as Your Credit Team and CreditServices.com. So I went to check what I could find. For those that want to catchup on past stories about United Credit Consultants, click here. I recently wrote that on October 1, 2015, McGlynn Marketing, doing business ... Read More »

                        Howard Law – Free Debt Report Commercial and Morgan Drexen Update

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                        A reader wanted me to see the following commercial that is airing on television. I can see it aired at least five days ago on BET. The commercial goes to a website, freedebtreport.com that presents Vincent Howard as one of the nation’s top lawyers. – Source The tip about the commercial gave me a reason to go check the court ... Read More »

                          RushCard Prepaid Card Funds Unavailable to Consumers

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                          Today, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray issued the following statement in response to the RushCard situation, a prepaid card owned by UniRush LLC, in which many consumers have indicated that they have been unable to access funds in their accounts for more than a week: “The CFPB is taking direct action to get to the bottom of ... Read More »

                            Sprint Dropped Call on Fair Credit Reporting Act Says FTC

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                            Mobile service provider Sprint will pay $2.95 million in civil penalties to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company failed to give proper notice to consumers who were placed in a program for customers with lower credit scores and charged an extra monthly fee. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that Sprint placed consumers with lower credit scores in ... Read More »

                              United Credit Consultants Signs Consent Order With State

                              McGlynn Marketing, doing business as United Credit Consultants and Debt Settlement Solutions is back in the news again. A reader alerted me to a recent enforcement action against the company so I hunted it down. My perplexation (just made that word up) started back in March, 2014 when I wrote “United Credit Consultants Says the Darndest Things.” If United Credit ... Read More »

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