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Central States Recovery, Inc. – CFPB Complaint – 1314581

Consumer Said: “I received a phone call from Central State Recovery in XXXX Kansas. She stated that I owed a medical bill of {$180.00}. I paid {$90.00} and due was due to pay another {$90.00}. Due to fraud on my bank account and XXXX Insurance data breach and credit card fraud. My accounts were closed. I received a text message ... Read More »

    Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. – CFPB Complaint – 1306328

    Consumer Said: “I am getting automated calls from Portfolio Recovery XXXX and XXXX. XXXX says press XXXX to except call or XXXX to leave a message. I have no idea why I ‘m getting these calls.” Date Complaint Filed With CFPB: 03/29/2015 Product: Debt collection Type: Issue: Communication tactics State of Consumer: CA Company Public Response: Company Response: Closed with ... Read More »

      Solidus Group LLC. – CFPB Complaint – 1313316

      Consumer Said: “I ‘m assuming this is for a payday loan based on internet searches of the number. They continually call me at work though I ‘ve not taken a loan. They say I ‘m going to be served at work or home. Sometimes they call from an XXXX number or XXXX. Other times it ‘s a private or incoming ... Read More »

        Stonegate Mortgage Corporation – CFPB Complaint – 1302334

        Consumer Said: “Stonegate Mortgage Servicing has been rude and abusive to my inquiry on escrow/tax refunds due to me. Said they would call me back but I have had to keep calling to inquire through this process. I was told only XXXX manager was in today and could not speak to me. This is a separate issue but they only ... Read More »

          Receivable Recovery Services, LLC – CFPB Complaint – 1297778

          Consumer Said: “This company continues to report on my credit report after I sent them a letter telling them that this account was not mine and I have no idea what it is or who it belongs to! I asked for proof of a signed contract, I asked for a license to collect in my state, I asked for copies ... Read More »

            GE Capital Retail – CFPB Complaint – 1308091

            Consumer Said: “I received a Synchrony Bank Credit Card in XXXX, and signed up to pay online from my checking account at another bank. I do this with all of my credit cards, and have been doing it for at least five years — without any problem. I thought I made an online payment on XXXX XXXX ( due date ... Read More »

              Wells Fargo – CFPB Complaint – 1307627

              Consumer Said: “Wells Fargo lies and continues to assert that I ‘m not listed in XXXX. I reviewed again my report I have offered evidence as such and identity theft and yet they still do nothing. They do n’t value my XXXX year relationship nor the 40k I ‘ve deposited since XXXX. I ‘m switching banks Asap if this is ... Read More »

                Debt Recovery Solutions of Ohio, Inc. – CFPB Complaint – 1307265

                Consumer Said: “Debt Recovery Solutions Of XXXX ( DRS ) did not notify me of a collection against my XXXX and reported the claim on my credit for {$470.00}. We were legally separated when she received medical services and our court orders specify that she is to pay her own XXXX above what insurance covers. I disputed the claim on ... Read More »

                  Reader Expresses Concern About My Enrollment Ctr and Colonial Law Group

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                  I received the following email from a reader via the tipster (send in your tips here) line. As I normally do, I looked into the concerns to see if the concerns held water. I’ve also reached out to the companies named in the reader email and asked for contact information so I can get their responses to the concerns of ... Read More »

                    Foreclosure Rescue Scam Wins Woman Nearly 4 Years in Jail

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                    Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, today announced that Tamara Tikal, 45, of Rio Vista, California, was sentenced on July 16, 2015, by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to three years and nine months in federal prison for her ... Read More »

                      Debt Relief Companies Urged to Shut Down Autodialers

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                      Last week the Federal Communications Commission rolled out new rules that will significantly impact any debt relief companies with an autodialer. The penalties are significant if you get caught violating these rules. I would expect to see new lawsuits against debt relief companies for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Collections & Credit Risk did a great job covering ... Read More »

                        Is Afni Collections Really a Scam?

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                        Question: Dear Steve, Do you know anything about Afni Collections? I recently looked into their legitimacy and was extremely confused. There are many websites that allege Afni is a scam. I was contacted by Afni recently. I checked out their website, which shows they are located in California, but many of the websites claiming Afni is a scam state that ... Read More »

                          Debt Relief Advocates Sued in Ohio Over Claiming Debt Owed, But Not

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                          I was alerted to a lawsuit that was filed yesterday against Debt Relief Advocates, out of Plano, Texas. The suit claims the consumer was approached with an offer to settle their debt and wants to turn this action into a class action lawsuit against Debt Relief Advocates. But what makes this suit interesting and newsworthy is the allegation made by ... Read More »

                            Navient is Being Rude and Nasty But I Can’t Pay


                            Question: Dear Steve, I attended UMFK, took every private and federal loan offered to me for my tuition because I was young and dumb. I graduated with a measly associates in general studies, and work full time as an insurance agent making a take home of about $17,000 ($10,000 of that goes to childcare). Granted I do pay my family’s ... Read More »

                              I Went to a Scam School and Now I Have Private Student Loan Problems

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                              Question: Dear Steve, I got suckered into a month long school that promised a job as a finance manager at a dealership upon graduation. They had all kinds of people working there with a background in dealership management, so I never thought to ask an F&I manager. Once I graduated, I walked into a dealership to apply, and they laughed ... Read More »

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