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National Distressed Asset Relief Program – DARP, It’s B.S. Watch Out.

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A hero reader with a debt relief company sent in a recent mailer for National Distressed Asset Relief Program they received on behalf of a client. The mailer fine print says it is somehow related to a law firm but makes no mention of the firm. The claims in the mailer give the recipient the impression they have just received ... Read More »

    Lloyd Ward, Amanda Ward, and More Named in Washington Class Action Suit

    Dallas attorney Lloyd Ward who was very involved in the debt settlement business was recently hit with a class action suit in the State of Washington. The suit was filed by The Scott Law Group against Lloyd Ward & Associates, Lloyd Ward PC, The Lloyd Ward Group, Lloyd Ward, Amanda Ward (his wife), Silverleaf Debt Solutions, and Michael Miles. The ... Read More »

      Debt Settlement Companies Suffer from Premature Representation

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      First, I’d like to say thank you to Steve Rhode for the invitation to make a guest post. Steve, I greatly appreciate you opening up your venue. Rather than focusing on what Debt Relief A La Carte offers, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss why. It will be much more meaningful for all. I’ve been waiting for a ... Read More »

        Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Consumers Appear in TV News Story

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        The following television interview about Legal Helpers Debt Resolution aired in St. Louis recently and it presented a couple of consumers that felt they had been left in a worse spot after using the services of Legal Helpers Debt Resolution. LHDR claims unhappy consumers represent a small fraction of their total clients. The story contains two Skype interviews. One is ... Read More »

          Nova Scotia, Canada Debt Settlement Protection Act

          Nova Scotia has introduced the Debt Settlement Protection Act and it had the first reading on April 26, 2012. The act states: Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows: 1 This Act may be cited as the Debt Settlement Protection Act. 2 In this Act, (a) “agent” means a person employed, appointed or authorized by a debt ... Read More »

            Debt Relief Options – What In The World is Going On?

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            A couple of loyal readers sent me in tips about a recent press release by Debt Relief Options (DebtReliefOptions.com) out of Frisco, Texas. Both readers wanted to point out the $100,000 sweepstakes Debt Relief Options was offering and one made the point Debt Relief Options appears to not be registered to do business in Texas, which is an interesting point ... Read More »

              Alan Thicke Pushing Cambridge Life Solutions in Canada With Criticism

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              A reader sent in yet another news video critical of Cambridge Life Solutions and spokesperson Alan Thicke “That’s forcing some consumers into the welcoming arms of firms promising to magically wipe away their debt. Chances are you’ve seen or heard Canadian actor Alan Thicke, delivering an energetic sales pitch encouraging those facing debt problems to take advantage of a “consumer ... Read More »

                Canadians Warned Yet Again About Cambridge Life Solutions

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                A reader sent in the following news video about Cambridge Life Solutions, an advanced fee debt settlement company in Canada. The station interviews the owner of Cambridge Life Solutions, George Fortune, and inserts the over the shoulder perp shot for dramatic impact. The news package includes bankruptcy trustees as well who speak out about the Cambridge Life Solutions advanced fee ... Read More »

                  Bank of America Credit Card Debt Settlement Advice and Instructions

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                  If you’re facing a legitimate financial hardship and can’t make the minimum payments on your Bank of America (or FIA Card Services) credit card account then one potential solution is to negotiate a lump-sum settlement for less the balance owed. If you’re unfamiliar with debt settlement, you’re probably wondering how someone who can’t make their monthly payments would have the ... Read More »

                    Consumer Affairs Law Center and Consumer Affairs Processing Center Take Over Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Account

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                    Yesterday I wrote about a consumer that contacted me and said Legal Helpers Debt Resolution contacted them after terminating all the LHDR affiliates and told her LHDR would be transiting their account to Consumer Affairs Law Center. I asked the consumer to send me the form to look at and after reviewing it I’m entirely puzzled why since she is ... Read More »

                      Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Account Being Sent to Consumer Affairs Law Center

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                      A reader has just let me know that their account with Legal Helpers Debt Resolution is being sent to Consumer Affairs Law Center. This is intriguing considering the mass termination of affiliates on March 30, 2012 from Legal Helpers Debt Resolution. If the notification is true, it appears Legal Helpers is taking client accounts and thus income away from non-attorney ... Read More »

                        Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Poked in MN Article

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                        Legal Helpers Debt Resolution was the focus of a recent Minnesota newspaper article. According to the Star Tribune article, Legal Helpers Debt Resolution “did little for $10,000.” The North Mankato couple turned to Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, which agreed to negotiate with creditors to lower their debts. Over 14 months, they say, they paid the Chicago-based company $12,253, but only ... Read More »

                          Canadians Warned About Cambridge Life Solutions

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                          The Canadian publication Maclean’s has recently published a scathing article on the debt settlement company Cambridge Life Solutions. But the underlying story here is how Cambridge Life Solutions just shifted a business model now prohibited in the United States to push on unsuspecting fun loving Canadians. But the model Cambridge Life uses is a controversial one. The United States Federal ... Read More »

                            Who is All State National?

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                            A reader just posted the following comment. Alliance 8 /Freedom Fidelity management has now morphed into Allstate National. How the state of California permits these people to continue scamming honest folk out of their hard earned money is beyond me. STAY AWAY and for those victims continue to write and inform the public about these low life scums that are ... Read More »

                              United Employee Benefits Group Still Sending Debt Relief Unsolicited Faxes

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                              A tipster (send in your tips here) just sent in this copy of an unsolicited fax they received. It certainly appears to be from United Employee Benefits Group, uebg.org, who has been sending these for a while now. In fact the State of California hit them with a cease & desist order before of similar faxes. – Source This fax ... Read More »

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