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Is Synchrony Bank and PayPal Doing Something Fishy?

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“Dear Steve, I don’t believe I have been “scammed” in the traditional sense, but I find something fishy about Synchrony Bank (Formerly GE Capital, GE Capital Retail Bank) My story is as follows: I have 3 credit cards with GE CRB and receive notices of change to Synchrony, the usual stuff (my online accts now go to them etc.) That’s ... Read More »

    My Home Depot Project Loan Account is Hurting My Credit Score


    “Dear Steve, I buy and flip houses in Colorado and use the Home Depot Pro Loan on all my projects. They give a nice line of credit with a 7.99 percent interest and interest only payments for 6months. I usually pay it off before before that time period. I have done this 5 times and closed all 5 Loans. My ... Read More »

      My 5Star Bank Secured Card Was Sold to UMB Bank. They Want Money.

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      “Dear Steve, UMB Bank inherited this debt from 5Star Key Bank. Even though this was only one account, a credit card secured with my original $750 payment, UMB Bank now claims that I owe them $750 becuase they claim that there was a savings account and a credit card. They claim that the check that they sent to me in ... Read More »

        American Express Says They Will Issued 1099-C Personally on Corporate Card. – Roger

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        “Dear Steve, I have a client that has a business card with American Express. It was totally used for business, a corporation. His business is in really bad shape. He, however, is the guarantor of the card. He would like to do a settlement however Amex says they will have to issue him a 1099C individually. My client protests as ... Read More »

          Capital One Turned Me Down for a Secured Card. Why?

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          “Dear Steve, At one point I owned 7 houses and had 780 credit score. I fell on some very hard times. I lost 1 house in foreclosure about 5 years ago . I had to sell and short sell 5 more of my homes.The last short sale closed in October 2012. I also setteled 2 credit cards and are paying ... Read More »

            Does Barclaycard Sound Like a Reputable Bank? – Patti

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            “Dear Steve, You suggested a credit card for those needing to establish new credit (can’t think of the name now). it has a $29 annual fee, which is not surprising because they are trying to help you & themselves at the sametime. Anyway i just received an offer from barclaycard, preapproved to help those reestablish credit & with no annual ... Read More »

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