How Do I Get an Amex Card After Cards Closed for Dispute Abuse

Question: Dear Steve, I had two Amex cards, Blue and EveryDay. Unfortunately, they were both closed due to “dispute abuse.” I applied for the Cash Magnet Blue Card, got approved, then when the system updated, it got canceled; how do I get an Amex card? Hansel Answer: Dear Hansel, You don’t. It seems the previous … Read more

Student Loan Assistance Programs Have Case Dismissed

Cases tossed out against Benjamin Zuckerman, Berger Singerman, Chantel L. Grant, GM Law Firm, Gregory Fishman, Julie Queler, Kevin Mason, National Legal Staffing Support. The cases involving the student loan assistance companies above were dismissed by the Court ending a previous flurry of suits attempting to recover money for consumers. The reason why it appears … Read more

I Get Threatening Phone Calls From Bellman & Sterns

Question: Dear Steve, Every once in a while, I get a weird voice mail threatening legal action through county court services claiming the caller’s client has attempted to contact me several times. The callback number given is 833-259-6457, which a search links to Bellman & Sterns, https://www.bellmanandsterns.com/. I’m not hard to find; having just purchased … Read more

California Passes New Law That Settlement Companies Need to Read

The Governor of California has just approved AB 1405 regarding debt settlement practices. Considering the number of debt settlement companies located in especially Southern California, this should create some new risks and liabilities for them. The new law targets not only the companies that sell and perform settlements but also the payment processors as well. … Read more