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Morgan Drexen Rumble With CFPB – Update

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Previously covered the suit filed by the debt settlement company Morgan Drexen against the CFPB, here. Today I went to see what, if any, updates there were on the case. Here is the latest: “The Court held two on the record telephone conference calls with the parties on July 24, 2013 and July 25, 2013, during which Plaintiffs consented to ... Read More »

    RIP Nelson Gamble & Associates and Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight

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    So here is the predictable circle of life with some of the debt relief troubles I’ve written about. I write about a company. I get attacked that I don’t know what I’m talking about. The regulators take action. The company is toast. Sometimes the underlying people behind these efforts make a ton of money, stash some and settle with the ... Read More »

      More Bullshit Debt Collectors Busted By Gov

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      Man I get so sick of asshole debt collectors who give professional debt collectors a bad name. Here we go again with another crop of Southern California fakers scaring consumers to extract money. But you want to know the truth about why scammers operate like these jerks, because it scares money out of people. It works. I just wish there ... Read More »

        You Have to Fail to Succeed

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        “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan Read More »

          Seriously Debt Relief Industry – Connecticut!

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          Another day, another debt relief company falls into the trap known as Connecticut. This time the unlucky recipients are James F. Baker, Independent Rescore Systems, Deleting Your Debts Company, Deleting Your Debts, Intake Application Center, and Intake Applications. Here is what the State has to say. 1. Rescore was a Nevada corporation from August 11, 2006 to September 1, 2012, ... Read More »

            How Creditors Rate at Helping Consumers Settle Debt

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            Michael Bovee, over on his Debt Relief and Credit Guides site has published a very good guide for people about how the major creditors are at providing settlements for problem debt. It’s a really good list and it ranks Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Discover Card, Citibank, Capital One, and American Express. For example, Bovee revels the best creditor ... Read More »

              Lloyd Ward Loses Law License in Litigation. Only for Two Months.

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              Writing anything about Lloyd Ward is a touchy subject. On one hand he was a prominent debt settlement attorney and on the other hand he sued my wife and I. In my personal situation the case was dismissed. In all, I really don’t hold a grudge or even “hate” the guy. As far as I’m concerned he’s just relevant news ... Read More »

                Russell Dalbey Dashed Doing Deceptive Dialing

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                It never ever ends. It seems consumers have always been and will always be the target to scams and bogus efforts to separate them from their money. The Federal Trade Commission has just announced that Russell and Catherine Dalbey – who allegedly defrauded consumers with promises of making big bucks by brokering seller-financed promissory notes – have settled with the ... Read More »

                  Your Best Teacher is Your Last Mistake

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                    Real Housewife of New Jersey Star Posts Bail, Surrenders Passport, Oh My

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                    Teresa Giudice, one of the stars from Real Housewives of New Jersy is back in the news again and in legal trouble. In 2009 Giudice and her husband “Joe” Giudice filed an unsuccessful bankruptcy. There were a lot of allegations of impropriety due to her bankruptcy filing and she never received the discharge of her debt. You can read the ... Read More »

                      Start Being Awesome Instead

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                      LOL. Made me smile this morning. Read More »

                        American Debt Mediators Never Seems to Tire Sending Mailers

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                        Another version of a debt relief mailer from American Debt Mediators just hit my desk. This one was sent from postal permit 507 in Santa Ana, California and pushes the Spring 2013 catalog. An amazing reader sent in this new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. The front says ADM, 15950 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 400, ... Read More »

                          Connecticut Makes it Tougher on Unlicensed Companies

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                          I’ve been writing about the debt relief world for a long time now. But today the Connecticut Department of Banking pulled a new one on me. Not only is Connecticut tough as nails when it comes to offering debt relief in their state, but now they are even going after companies that “are violating or are about to violate the ... Read More »

                            Alleged World Law Debt Marketing Insider Leaks Warning to Consumers

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                            The following post was written and contributed by someone familiar with the operation you will read about below. It is third-party supplied content. At the bottom of the story is a section with the results of the facts I was able to independently check. By Anonymous On May 23, 2013 GetOutofDebt.org first reported a story titled “World Law Debt, Global ... Read More »

                              Debt Relief Bureau Logo But Not the Debt Relief Bureau in This Mailer

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                              When if the Debt Relief Bureau, not the Debt Relief Bureau? When you get a flyer in the mail from an anonymous source promising you help to get out of debt. An amazing reader Tish sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. Well here is another anonymous mailer sent to a consumer that ... Read More »

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