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The Selling of Debt Settlement Services. It’s Easy to Sucker You In.

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Did you know that for only $10,950 any person of unknown character and intent can launch a national advertising campaign and sell debt settlement services? On my last tour of the country I was laying half awake in bed and on came this commercial that certainly appeared as if it was a news broadcast or message from the government. It ... Read More »

    How Should I List My Past Due Taxes on My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing? – David

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    “Dear Steve, I live in California, I was married and my wife and I got into severe ($80,000+)debt and($50,000+) tax trouble. We filed for Chapter 13 in 2004 and erased the debt but left the taxes with the plan of filing Chapter 13. That never happened. We were separated then and finally got divorced in 2009. I remaried in 2009. ... Read More »

      Debt Settlement Lies & Inside How Debt Settlement Services Are Sold

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      Recently I had the opportunity to meet Michael Bovee from Consumer Recovery Network and I asked him if he would be honest enough or brave enough to openly share some of the marketing secrets of debt settlement services today. Here is what he was willing to share and you will see it is a very frank and open description of ... Read More »

        Credit Solutions Debt Settlement Company Makes The News, Again

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        Credit Solutions is one of the largest debt settlement companies and has certainly managed to irritate the BBB, Attorney General’s in three states, is facing a class action suit, and that’s just to name a few of the actions against it. Read More »

          Will I Be Turned Down for a Corporate American Express Card? – Beverly

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          Beverly “Dear Steve, I have been out of work for 6 mos. and am a single mom. I just got another job! They want to get me a corporate american express but I’m afraid I’ll get turned down, they’ll find out about my credit and I’ll NOT have a job. This company is well established and had been in business ... Read More »

            Hillary Talks About Tight Finances and Making Ends Meet

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            Hillary confides in us about what life is like living month to month and the stress and lack of sleep she lives with when she is stressed. This is an excellent interview to listen to if you are stressed about money or feel like you are struggling all alone with money troubles. Hillary provides advice from the heart based on ... Read More »

              Debt Relief USA Sued for Millions by Texas AG

              Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today took legal action to recover $4.6 million that a bankrupt “debt settlement” company wrongly withheld from its clients in Texas and other states. In June, Debt Relief USA Inc. of Addison filed for bankruptcy protection in the Northern District of Texas. As a result, more than 2,500 financially distressed customers did not receive the ... Read More »

                I’m Taking Mirapex for My Parkinson’s And It’s Made Me Gamble and Compulsively Shop. – Betty

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                Betty “Dear Steve, I get $729 a month from SS. That is my only income. I have never been so undisciplined in my life as the last 7 years with each year getting worse. I am on mirapex for my Parkinsons and even though I know shopping, and gambling are 2 of the many problems associated with this drug I ... Read More »

                  An Interview With Dan Stermer, the Court Appointed Receiver for the Hess Kennedy Debt Settlement Law Firm in Florida – Get Out of Debt Podcast

                  Here is the latest Get Out of Debt show podcast. Do You Have a Question You Want to Ask? If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask call 919-321-2378. Leave your first name and question and I’m happy to help you totally for free. Read More »

                    I Want to Repossess My Brothers Car. – Nicole

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                    Nicole “Dear Steve, My brother needed help with getting a car. So me being the nice sister I am agreed to help, not knowing he was not going to keep any of his jobs figuring a 21 year old does not have to worry about life must be. I gave him numerous chances to redeem himself. Finally I told him ... Read More »

                      Learn What Encephalitis and Bankruptcy Have in Common, Christie – Get Out of Debt Podcast

                      Here is the latest Get Out of Debt show podcast. Do You Have a Question You Want to Ask? If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask call 919-321-2378. Leave your first name and question and I’m happy to help you totally for free. Read More »

                        Question From James About an Allegro Law Client Refund – Get Out of Debt Podcast

                        Here is the latest Get Out of Debt show podcast. Do You Have a Question You Want to Ask? If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask call 919-321-2378. Leave your first name and question and I’m happy to help you totally for free. Read More »

                          Allegro Law Debt Management Clients. Important Information to Get Better Service.

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                          I’m reposting information that I had posted as a comment on the article about the Allegro Law debt settlement mess. I wanted to make sure that people who were Allegro Law debt management clients saw this important information. Attention All Allegro Debt Management Clients I have made special arrangements for you with Cambridge Credit Counseling to transfer your accounts to ... Read More »

                            FTC Wants Your Feedback on New Regulations on Debt Settlement and Debt Relief Services

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                            In an ongoing effort to better protect financially distressed consumers, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed rules to combat deceptive and abusive telemarketing of debt relief services – services that purportedly can reduce consumers’ credit card and other unsecured debt. In the Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) announced today, the Commission proposes amendments to the Telemarketing ... Read More »

                              NY AG Goes After a Group of Buffalo Debt Collectors For Using Verbal Abuse and Sexual Harassment to Collect

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                              Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down a Buffalo-based debt collection operation consisting of 13 debt collection companies run by Buffalo residents Omar Smith, Narvell Benning and Keith Marshall (collectively, the “Benning-Smith Group”). Today’s announcement is the latest action in Attorney General Cuomo’s ongoing investigation of unlawful debt collection ... Read More »

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