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Author Archives: Steve Rhode

Bounced Mortgage Check and My Dad’s Back Credit. – Mary

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“Dear Steve, My father and his brother got a loan to purchase a house for their mother about 12 years ago through BOA. Apparently, back in April of this year my dads brother wrote the April mortage check for the payment and it bounced. The next month my dad writes the May mortgage payment and so and so on. Well ... Read More »

    I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Oscar

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    It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

      California Sues Individuals, Lawyers and Companies That Offered Loan Modification Services

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      Attorney General Brown Sues 21 Individuals and 14 Companies Who Ripped Off Homeowners Desperate for Mortgage Relief As part of a massive federal-state crackdown on loan modification scams, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. at a press conference today announced the filing of legal action against 21 individuals and 14 companies who ripped off thousands of homeowners desperately seeking mortgage ... Read More »

        New Jersey Goes After Loan Modification and Debt Settlement Companies. Suits Filed.

        Continuing the State’s effort to combat mortgage-related fraud, New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram announced today the filing of two new lawsuits charging a total of 10 individual and corporate defendants with selling bogus loan modification services to distressed homeowners. Defendants in the two unrelated cases are charged with collecting unlawful “up-front” fees for loan modification services that either never ... Read More »

          I Feel Mentally and Physically Sick About Our Debt. – TamaraJane

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          Tamara “Dear Steve, I feel sick about this debt and it’s taking it’s toll mentally and physically! My husband & I are in huge credit card debt ($83,000) due to some tax issues and his unemployment for more than a year. We currently rent a home, but just before my husband lost his job we purchased a small cabin and ... Read More »

            I Went Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Twelve Years Ago. How Do I Get Out? – Tammy

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            “Dear Steve, FILED FOR CHAPTER13 IN NOV.97 AND HAVE PAID ALL PAYMENTS .BUT NOW WOULD LIKE TO GET OUT.CAN I GO BACK TO PAYING CREDITORS MYSELF Your Question I FILED FOR CHAPTER 13 IN NOV.97.WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT TO DISMISS THE CASE? Tammy” Read More »

              Facts Reveled in National Arbitration Forum Lawsuit Should Make You Want to Puke

              The state of Minnesota recently filed a lawsuit against the National Arbitration Forum, the entity that claims to independently resolve consumer issues with creditors through binding arbitration. We’ve known for year this is a well controlled scheme in which the outcome is all but certain when a case goes to arbitration, the consumer will lose. In the lawsuit, download a ... Read More »

                I Owe on a Cell Phone Bill for Downloads That Are Not Mine. – L

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                L “Dear Steve, There is an outstanding cell phone bill from more than 6 years ago that the phone co kept adding download charges to for a phone number that had been terminated by us. We tried to have the situation resolved and even offered to pay only what we knew we owed if they took the other charges off ... Read More »

                  Minnesota Attorney General Sues National Arbitration Forum. Claims Consumer Deception.

                  Today the Attorney General of Minnesota, Lori Swanson, filled a lawsuit against the largest consumer arbitration company, National Arbitration Forum. She claims that the National Arbitration Forum tells the public and government that it acts fairly and impartially to help mediate complaints between consumers and credit card companies. It appears that Attorney General Swanson finally found the magic word to ... Read More »

                    Watch Video About Inside Business Opportunity Fraud

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                      Missouri Attorney General Testifies Before U.S. Senate About Debt Settlement and Mortgage Rescue Scams

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                      Attorney General Chris Koster will testify before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee today on the increase in mortgage-rescue and debt-settlement fraud Missouri is experiencing during the downward economic times. I just watched the live feed of his testimony and hopefully his testimony will be made public. If you are running a debt settlement company in Missouri, it wasn’t pretty testimony. ... Read More »

                        My Upcoming Economic Tour to Visit America in Trouble

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                        Pam and I are going to set off on a tour of places that have been hard hit by unemployment, foreclosure, or bankruptcy. It looks like we’ll be on the road in August and just observing and recording as we go. Years ago I did a cross country tour of America to interview people about their credit and debt concerns. ... Read More »

                          I Have Worked in UAE Dubai, a GCC Country, and left With Unpaid Debts. I Now Live in India. – Andrew

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                          Andrew “Dear Steve, I have worked in UAE -Dubai ( GCC Country) for 5 yrs and i have bank debts (Credit cards and personal loans and car loans) in that country and i came back to India without paying them back. Basically i am from India. What can i do other than this if i don’t have a job. Its ... Read More »

                            We Need a Break in Interest From Our Credit Cards. – David

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                            “Dear Steve, We have almost $200,000 in credit card debt. Although we are current on payments, we now have a health situation that may not allow us to continue making our payments. My wife and I make a good income ($220,000 per year), but we need relief – primarily interest relief from the cards. We want to get out of ... Read More »

                              As Medical Costs Rise, More People to Charge Medical Care

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                              When doctors first began accepting credit cards for payment years ago, patients were shocked. The impression was that the doctor was just in it for the money. Then a few years latter some medical offices began to offer credit company backed financing for larger medical procedures, again patients were shocked. This trend was lead by GE Money and their CareCard ... Read More »

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