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My Car Was Wrongly Repossessed by Capital One Auto Finance. – Richard

tow truck repo

“Dear Steve, My car was wrongfully repossessed by Capital One Auto Finance. They acknowledged that it was their error. However they are now refusing to provide documentation for me to send to the credit bureaus. Every time I contact them they state they will have it removed but now as a result I have a repo and a closed account ... Read More »

    My Sallie Mae Student Loans Make Me Suicidal and Anxious. – Angela

    stressed-woman

    “Dear Steve, I have a massive amount of school loan debt from a school that was very overpriced and I didn’t finish to get my degree. The company I am involved with is Sallie Mae and they have been very unforgiving with payments so it doesn’t really matter how much I send. The debt keeps rising. I’m really at a ... Read More »

      Bank of America is Giving Me the Run Around With My Mortgage Modification. – Terry

      Real Estate Concept

      “Dear Steve, I took in a friend of our family and he ended up ripping me off after he sold his property and never paid me back. I had to file for Bankruptcy and was cleared of that debt in April 2012. In the mean time I lost my state job, had no income and took a meanial job which ... Read More »

        I Can’t Pay the Virginia Employment Commission and Don’t Want to Go Bankrupt. – Linda

        single mom

        “Dear Steve, I previously owned a company and went out of business due to a number of things. The IRS and the State of Virginia are being very cooperative and recognize my hardship. The Virginia Employment Commission is another matter all together. After several months of me paying them a very small amount, they have decided that is not enough ... Read More »

          Reader Says I Should Look at Credit Services Today as New Formation of Credit Alliance Group

          Credit Services Today (20130326)

          A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following information. “Credit Alliance Group has reopened as credit services today at a Seattle address offering debt settlement and credit monitoring. When you click on the link for the debt calculator on the new website at creditservicestoday.net look at the address bar of your browser, it takes you to the ... Read More »

            New Documents Show Florida Land Trust, Whitestone Capital Trust, and Private Capital Trust Activities Continue

            Mature woman confused

            A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a number of documents which show companies in Florida are continuing to market land trusts. This is particularly interesting since Fidelity Land Trust was sued and given a Temporary Restraining Order in September, 2012 to cease all business. I’m going to post the documents I received below and we shall see ... Read More »

              Debt Collector and Debt Collection Law Firm to Pay Big for Violations

              ftc

              After allegedly misleading consumers into paying unnecessary fees and falsely threatening consumers with lawsuits, defendants in a debt collection operation have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. The FTC alleged in its complaint that the defendants – a debt buyer and a debt collection law firm, both based in Mississippi – violated the FTC Act and the Fair Debt ... Read More »

                Update on Case Filed by Florida Against Fidelity Land Trust, Ed Cherry, Larry Diodato and Others

                questions

                Back in 2012 the Florida Attorney General filed a lawsuit to stop Fidelity Land Trust from continuing to sell services to consumers. For more information read this post. As part of that case an anonymous tipster (send in your tips here) has forwarded me a copy of the deposition of Larry Diodato from February 19, 2013. Below are excerpts of ... Read More »

                  The Ultimate Guide to Dealing With Student Loans You Can’t Afford

                  Thinking

                  More and more student loans are becoming the most problematic debt anyone can own. At some point in the past couple of decade student loans when from a leg up to financial slavery. There is a lot of information out there about how to deal with troublesome student loan debt and payments. But I thought I’d put together the ultimate ... Read More »

                    We Were Scammed by United Mortgage Consulting and Want Our Money Back. – Pam

                    Cosplayers at San Diego Comic Con 2009

                    “Dear Steve, We filed previously with you about being scammed out of $1990.00 by United Mortgage Consulting. How long can it take for a response? We have filed complaints with the BBB, Ca State’s Attorney, IL States Attorney, FTC, FBI. Most of them stated there was nothing they could do or we never heard from them at all. We do ... Read More »

                      I Worked With Enlightened Debt Solutions and Johnson Law Group but Need Proof. – Merrill

                      Woman in safari hat looking through binoculars

                      “Dear Steve, i entered in agreement with enlighened debt solution and then it went johnson law though i paid off an account two years later they calling saying i owe them 5,678 trying to find way to contact johnson law to find out what they paid. Merrill” The Answer Dear Merrill, Do you have any idea if your account was ... Read More »

                        How Do I Get Out of The Mass Joinder Lawsuit With Brookstone Law?

                        Business Meeting

                        “Dear Steve, Despite all legal knowledge and common sense I have joined Brookstone’s lawsuit against Citibank. I realized down the road that clients were charged different retainers. While some have paid 4000 dollars, others we charged 5000, 6000 (as in my case) and more. It looks like the Bank of America case is lost and clients are now asked to ... Read More »

                          The Hidden Real Cost of Credit Counseling and Debt Settlement

                          process

                          With a more uncertain future for those headed towards retirement it makes logical sense that we need to make preparing for our own retirement a priority in our lives. All indications are there will be less financial help available for us when we do eventually retire and that will most likely be later than most expect. So considering the importance ... Read More »

                            I’ve Put My Gun in My Mouth Many Times to Deal With My Debt. – Matthew

                            roller coaster

                            “Dear Steve, 37 years old, 2 kids 11 and 10. I served in Iraq. Suffering now with severe mental issues. I grew up abused and joined the Army at 21. I have gone to Iraq. Moments after leaving home my wife moved my kids across the country and filed for divorce. While serving in a combat zone I was going ... Read More »

                              Does the Solid Ground Financial Program Work for Payday Loans? – Julie

                              tired working woman

                              “Dear Steve, I currently have 5 payday loans and drowning as my paycheck all goes to payday loans (just paying off interests)… I really need help and i cant seem to get personal loan so I checked online on payday loan consolidation companies. came across Solid Ground Financial and received all the documents to enroll to the program but as ... Read More »

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