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4 Simple Steps to Protect Your Credit from Identity Theft

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Identity theft is on the rise, according to the FTC, and it’s a crime that is getting more expensive than ever for American consumers. Last year it cost us $1.52 billion, up from $1.4 million in 2010. The median amount paid out per claim was $537. And that’s just the cost of reported crimes. While identity theft can involve different ... Read More »

    Update on Bankruptcy Filing of “Real Estate Scam” Mass Joinder King Philip Kramer

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    I previously published this post on the initial chapter 7 bankruptcy filing for Kramer & Kaslow mass joinder attorney Philip Kramer. on February 22, 2011 Kramer filed the missing detailed schedules. But first I present to you this gem. So let’s take a look at how successful Philip Kramer was with the mass joinder efforts. Kramer’s bankruptcy filing contained about ... Read More »

      Real Housewives Star Teresa Giudice Denied Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge

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      Previously I covered the filing of a chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2009 for Real Housewives of New Jersey start Teresa Giudice. It’s been quite a while so I thought I’d drop back in to see what’s been going on in the case. Looks like the court, in a somewhat rare move, has agreed to waive Teresa from relief of her ... Read More »

        Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (ADR) Deceptive Debt Relief Mailer

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        An awesome reader and tipster (send in your tips here) has just sent in a new mailer I find to be highly deceptive. The mailer about debt relief says that consumers can get their debt addressed under “federal relief designed to restructure and/or eliminate revolving credit card debt.” I am not aware of any such federal government program other than ... Read More »

          How to Save on College Textbooks

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          Anyone going through college or helping to pay for someone in college knows that the costs keep skyrocketing. It’s getting harder and harder for most people to get through college without taking on massive student loan debt. So anytime we find something that could help us reduce those costs we want to learn more about it. Recently, I had a ... Read More »

            CFPB Lays Out What It Will Look For as an Abusive or Deceptive Practice

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            The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released material which lays out how it will investigate and/or identify unfair, deceptive or abusive acts and practices. This has a serious impact on the entire debt relief industry, non-profits included. The rules and regulations, to me, appear to be clear that the underlying issue is if the material and activities by the ... Read More »

              Free Cheap Meals Recipes Cookbook

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              Back in 2001 at the non-profit organization Myvesta.org we held a contest and solicited the best cheap meals from people all cross the country. The resulting entries were combined into the Cheapmeals.com Cookbook. You can download a free copy of this cookbook below. The Cheap Meals Cookbook is divided into: Appetizers Soups & Salads Entrees Desserts Kitchen Tips & Tricks ... Read More »

                How Should I Fix My Credit? – Melissa

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                I have been on my own since a young age and have been using my credit. Now that I’m older i realize the mistake that i made. I have no credit card dept, but i do have dept .. medical, and cell phones, gas company, etc. Its about 11,000$ worth. i wanted to go with a company to help because ... Read More »

                  Hero Reader Sends in More Evidence of B.S. 2010 U.S. Stimulus Plan

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                  A reader and tipster (send in your tips here) just sent me this ridiculous example of a deceptive debt relief mailer. I’ve previously published examples of the 2010 U.S. Stimulus Plan mailer that has been sent out but what makes this so ridiculous is that the same consumer gets the same mailer about a week apart, both proclaiming this is ... Read More »

                    Fight Cancer and Get Out of Debt at the Same Time

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                    Recently I was approached by the Consumer Recovery Network about referring people to their new Accelerated Balance Reduction Program who need Do It Yourself (DIY) debt settlement help. They have a unique program that I’ve written about before and one that I think will become a more suitable approach for consumers that want to attempt to intercede with their creditors ... Read More »

                      Corvus Law Group Agrees to Change Direct Mail Ads

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                      A Utah law firm that files multi-plaintiff lawsuits against mortgage servicers has agreed to change how it solicits clients in Idaho, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said today. Wasden’s office reached a settlement agreement with Corvus Law Group, LLC, which maintains an office in Post Falls, Idaho. Pursuant to the agreement, the firm has modified its direct mail ads to comply ... Read More »

                        Mitchell J. Stein Sues California AG Harris

                        Inactive California attorney Mitchell J. Stein has filed suit against California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Benjamin Diehl, and James Toma on February 27, 2012 in the Northern District of California. The case says it was filed by James Leickly, Esq but the email address of eric@ewittenberglaw.com seems to be likely associated with Eric Wittenberg, Esq who I wrote about in ... Read More »

                          Herschel Bentley’s Debt Elimination Advisory Promotional Video Says What!

                          A reader forwarded me a link to a video that promoted a service called “Herschel Bentley’s Debt Elimination Advisory” that promotes debt settlement. I get it, it’s a marketing approach to sell the $497 product. – Source I am uncertain who the guy in the video is. The video makes some interesting odd claims about debt settlement. “Only really one ... Read More »

                            We Have a Lot of Debt From Colon Cancer Treatment. – Valerie

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                            I recently used a non profit debt consolidation co. to reduce my credit card debt. Later that month I won a law settlement of $20,000. I thought this would be a good safety net to stay away from credit cards. A month later my husband was diagnosed with 3rd stage colon cancer. He had surgery. He started chemo. We have ... Read More »

                              Can I Get My Dubai Debts Forgiven Now That I’m in India and Divorced? – Sheeba

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                              Dear Sir, This is Sheeba. I lived in Dubai from April 2007 till November 2008. I have pending loans and credits in Dubai. Briefly, these loans and credits were forced by my husband for his personal use. He promised to clear it saying he wanted to start a business in Dubai. He could not apply himself as he wasn’t eligible ... Read More »

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