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Debt Care USA Added to Scott Law Group Hit List

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The Scott Law Group, the Spokane law firm that has seemingly specialized in pursuing many debt relief companies has added a new company to their list. Debt Care USA has been added after a September 27, 2013 class certification in Spokane County Superior Court. Case documents can be accessed here. As of today the companies listed in play with The ... Read More »

    Consumers Still Prime Targets for Debt Settlement Bogus Mailings

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    I just received a submission from my I Buy Junk Mail program that serves as an example of the continued marketing that is going on to consumers with money troubles. In just a week or so, one consumer received the three irritatingly deceptive mailers you see below. I’ve reported before on mailers sent bearing the same postal permit numbers, (Santa ... Read More »

      Lloyd Ward and His BFF Lloyd Regner Found Guilty

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      The only part of this story which make it even more bizarre is the fact Lloyd Ward and Lloyd Regner, ex-business partners, are now involved in suing each other and allegedly trying to win back their mutual former clients from each other. Whatever was going on between them, can be read here. But in a press release issued a couple ... Read More »

        Not All Debt Settlement is Bad. Ask the Rural Housing Service.

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        There has been so much written, and a lot by me, of deceptive and poor debt settlement actions taken by consumer debt settlement companies that apparently have no clue what they are doing in the field. For many years I have defended the use of debt settlement in the right situation. The problem has been debt settlement was sold as ... Read More »

          Massachusetts One Step Closer to Regulating Debt Settlement

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          Collections & Credit Risk is reporting the State of Massachusetts is a step closer to regulate for-profit debt settlement companies operating in the state. Debt settlement companies would have to disclose their fees and create a budget analysis before enrolling consumers. “The longer Massachusetts waits, choosing not to oversee this industry, the more consumers will be taken advantage of by ... Read More »

            Details on CFPB Lawsuit Against Morgan Drexen

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            Yesterday I mentioned the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed suit against Morgan Drexen. As I mentioned, I said I would take more time today and wander through the complaint filed and share more about the allegations. If there was no doubt in the mind of any debt relief industry executive if the CFPB was set to regulate the industry, the ... Read More »

              Morgan Drexen Sued by CFPB. Take That!

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              Recently the debt settlement company Morgan Drexen sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB, hoping they would be declared unconstitutional and disbanded. For more, see this and this. Today the CFPB turned around and unloaded their long-term investigation into Morgan Drexen and filed suit against them. I’ll review the entire lawsuit tomorrow but for now, here is what the CFPB ... Read More »

                FTC Gets Ass Kicked on Appeal and Wins at Same Time

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                Back in 2012 the FTC lost a case it had brought against Corey Butcher, Brent Butcher, and Financial Freedom of America, Financial Freedom Processing. The case was one where the FTC said the performance statements made by the debt settlement companies were not accurate and could mislead consumers. In what seemed like a ruling from an alternate universe, the judge ... Read More »

                  Does Moran Drexen’s Preferred Creditor Program Create a Problem for Consumers?

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                  Last week new information in the lawsuit between Morgan Drexen and the CFPB brought to light a commission compensated department called the Preferred Creditor Program. You can read that article, here. At least one commenter mentioned Morgan Drexen is not the only company to have such a program. If not, then an industry wide problem may exist here. One commenter ... Read More »

                    Debt Settlement Providers Pocketed Money, Got Prison

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                    Houstonian Nathaniel Chilo, aka Nathaniel O’Neil, 23, now convicted in two separate debt relief scams, has been sentenced to prison again, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Chilo entered a plea of guilty to wire fraud in relation to this case Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Today, U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, who accepted the guilty plea, handed Chilo ... Read More »

                      How Creditors Rate at Helping Consumers Settle Debt

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                      Michael Bovee, over on his Debt Relief and Credit Guides site has published a very good guide for people about how the major creditors are at providing settlements for problem debt. It’s a really good list and it ranks Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Discover Card, Citibank, Capital One, and American Express. For example, Bovee revels the best creditor ... Read More »

                        Why Most Debt Settlement Companies and Credit Counselors are Bad Medicine

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                        A couple of years ago I wrote an article asking, pleading really, for any debt settlement company (DSC) to explain to me how they could ever possibly “do whatever is in the best interests of the consumer” when they are unable to give any legal advice in what are inherently legal matters. For example, as a matter of law they ... Read More »

                          Lloyd Ward Loses Law License in Litigation. Only for Two Months.

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                          Writing anything about Lloyd Ward is a touchy subject. On one hand he was a prominent debt settlement attorney and on the other hand he sued my wife and I. In my personal situation the case was dismissed. In all, I really don’t hold a grudge or even “hate” the guy. As far as I’m concerned he’s just relevant news ... Read More »

                            Alleged World Law Debt Marketing Insider Leaks Warning to Consumers

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                            The following post was written and contributed by someone familiar with the operation you will read about below. It is third-party supplied content. At the bottom of the story is a section with the results of the facts I was able to independently check. By Anonymous On May 23, 2013 GetOutofDebt.org first reported a story titled “World Law Debt, Global ... Read More »

                              Morgan Drexen Throws Hail Mary, Sues Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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                              Morgan Drexen, the debt settlement back office provider, has sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in an effort to hopefully get the CFPB to get out of their business. The company is being represented by Venable, LLP and Randall Miller. In truth the suit is brought by Kimberly A. Pisinski and Morgan Drexen. The suit says Pisinski is an individual ... Read More »

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