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State Law Group – Consumer Complaint – 11-18-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: July 21, 2011 State You Live in: Virginia Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $2,995 Company Name: State Law Group Company Address: 1720 East Gary Avenue Suite 111 Santa Ana, California 92705 Company Telephone Number: 866-920-8917 Website of Company: statelawgroup.com Consumer Statement: We gave them money to get us a lower rate, ... Read More »

    Payment Assist – Consumer Complaint – 11-18-2011

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    Date This Problem Happened: November 16, 2011 State You Live in: New Jersey Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $132 Company Name: Payment Assist Company Address: Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I received a loan from a different company I noticed that there were one to three cent debits made ... Read More »

      Elderly Facing Financial Problems Targeted in Scam Says Arizona Attorney General

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      Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has filed documents in Maricopa County Superior Court alleging that several related Arizona telemarketing companies have defrauded nearly 5,000 consumers out of more than $6 million since 2008. “These Defendants have been operating this scam since 2008, when the economic crisis became most acute,” Horne said. “They were clearly preying on people, many of them ... Read More »

        Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 11/18/2011 #2

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        Date This Problem Happened: November 16, 2011 State You Live in: New Jersey Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $132 Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-467-4349 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I received a loan from a different company I noticed that there were one to three cent ... Read More »

          Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 11-18-2001

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          Date This Problem Happened: November 16, 2011 State You Live in: New York Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-467-4349 Website of Company: DirectFundingService.com Consumer Statement: 1-3 cents was taken out of my checking account by DIRECT FUND SERVICES and then DIRECT FUND SERVICES took out ... Read More »

            Must Have Black Friday Shopping Tips!

            We are officially one week away from my favorite and most dreaded shopping day of the year. That’s right folks, Black Friday is here! The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has released an excellent Black Friday shopping tip sheet that I urge all of you to read. So here. Read it… “It’s time to start planning your Black Friday, that special ... Read More »

              5 Easy Ways to Start Getting Out of Debt Quickly

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              David Bakke managed to get out of $30,000 in consumer debt by changing his habits and learning to live frugally. He now shares his tips for others to do the same on the Money Crashers personal finance blog. When it comes to paying off personal debt, quick solutions don’t exist. If you have $20,000 in debt, you simply cannot fix ... Read More »

                Decorating the Baby Nursery on a Budget

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                Decorating Your Nursery Our next project to tackle for the baby’s arrival is getting the nursery ready. This morning it’s a bit like a construction zone as my husband is stalling a ceiling fan and light plus we have all these boxes fill with stuff that we’re donating or mailing to a relative. Preparing a nursery does involve getting some ... Read More »

                  Professional and Industry Reading on a Budget

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                  by Tamara Wilhite Need to keep current to keep your job? Here’s how to do it for less When you work in a niche industry or ever-changing profession, remaining in touch with the industry is essential. Medical professionals need to know about new laws and medical advances. Legal professionals must know about current case law and pending legal changes. Technology ... Read More »

                    OCC Warns to Avoid Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks: Metropolitan National Bank

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                    Alert 2011-11 Subject: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks Date: November 17, 2011 Description: Metropolitan National Bank Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks: Metropolitan National Bank Re: Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of Metropolitan National Bank, Little Rock, Ark. The above-named bank has reported that counterfeit cashier’s checks issued in the bank’s name and using a correct routing number of 082001247 are being presented for payment nationwide in ... Read More »

                      Looking for Information on Excel Financial Processing

                      I received an email from a tipster (send in your tips here) who said I should ask about more information about a company called Excel Financial Processing. The tipster (send in your tips here) said the company was related to a Mike Wayman, who I’ve written about before on this site. The reader forwarded a copy of an Excel Financial ... Read More »

                        OCC Says to Avoid Fraudulent Bank Comfort Letter: PNC Bank

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                        Alert 2011-9 Subject: Fraudulent Bank Comfort Letter Date: November 16, 2011 Description: PNC Bank, N.A. Fraudulent Bank Comfort Letter: PNC Bank, N.A. Re: Fraudulent Correspondence Purportedly Issued by PNC Bank, N.A. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been informed that a fraudulent “Bank Comfort Letter” purportedly issued by PNC Bank, N.A., is in circulation to various ... Read More »

                          OCC Says to Avoid Helpwithmybank.com

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                          The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has issued the following consumer alert. Alert 2011-10 Subject: Masquerading Web site Date: November 16, 2011 Description: Helpwithmybank.com Masquerading Web site: Helpwithmybank.com Re: Masquerading Web site: Helpwithmybank.com The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been informed that the above-mentioned Web site, “helpwithmybank.com,” is attempting to masquerade as the legitimate ... Read More »

                            Express Debt Settlement – Consumer Complaint – Nov 16, 2011

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                            Date This Problem Happened: August 4, 2009 State You Live in: Nevada Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $5,383.83 Company Name: Express Debt Settlement Company Address: PO Box 812468 Boca Raton, FL 33481 Company Telephone Number: 888-771-3328 Website of Company: ExpressDebt.net Consumer Statement: The following was stated per the phone conversation: • Debt would be paid ... Read More »

                              Allen & Violet Large – Consumer Complaint – 11-17-2011

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                              Date This Problem Happened: November 14, 2011 State You Live in: New York Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 66+ Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Allen & Violet Large Company Address: Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I received the email from allen and violet large, saying I was to receive $500,000. I prayed about it and sent ... Read More »

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