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Timeshare Selling and Listing Scam.

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TImeshares are an anchor around your neck. They are hard to unload and cost you a pretty penny as you sit and hold them. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Read More »

    The U.S. Income Gap. Yikes!

    U.S. Income Gap

    Here is a great graphic from the folks over at Mint showing the growing income gap in America today. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Read More »

      Want to Know Who Is Buying Loads of Shoes?

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      Here is a very interesting infographic from the folks over at Permuto. I’d have to say I do own over ten pairs of shoes but that’s not because I shop for shoes a lot, I just never throw them out. Just last weekend I was out in the backyard working in a pair of sneakers that must be at least ... Read More »

        Bad Credit Car Loan Marketing Company, Direct Marketing Associates, Settles Charges With FTC

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        A marketing company that solicits prospective customers for automobile dealers has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it falsely told low-income and “credit-challenged” consumers that they were pre-approved for auto loans and improperly obtained their names from a consumer reporting agency. According to the FTC, the company prepared sales solicitations for automobile dealers telling consumers that a specific ... Read More »

          Phony Tax Relief Scams Need to Be Avoided

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          As tax day approaches, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today urged Californians to avoid “phony tax-relief companies” that charge taxpayers up to $3,000 in up-front fees to reduce or eliminate back taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but provide no actual relief. “Every tax season, phony tax-relief companies emerge to exploit cash-strapped Californians who owe back ... Read More »

            3.3 Million Student Loan Borrowers May Now Be At Risk of Identity Theft

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            This massive student loan identity theft attack was reported by the Wall Street Journal. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Company and federal officials said they believed last week’s theft of identity data on 3.3 million people with student loans was the largest-ever breach of such information and could affect as many as 5% ... Read More »

              Casting Director is Looking For Spending & Shopping Addicts for New Television Series

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              I got the following email below and I’m sharing it with you in case you know some that might be interested. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Hi there! My name is Lisa Ganz and I am a casting director in NY. We are presently casting a groundbreaking new documentary series looking for Men ... Read More »

                Beware of Debt Settlement Scams Says CBS News

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                A report on the CBS “Early Show” had some very strong warning about debt settlement companies. Minnesota Attorney General Lisa Madigan said, “You would be more likely to settle your debt by buying a lottery ticket than by signing up with a debt settlement company.” You can watch the report from CBS below. Read More »

                  Debt-Settlement Fraud Rising with Lack of Regulation Says Washington Post

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                  Baltimore resident Gloria Snowden thought she had found a way out from under her $10,000 credit card bill when she signed up with a company that promised to negotiate with creditors to settle the debt for less than she owed. It was 2003 and the nascent debt-settlement industry was just taking off. Traditional credit counseling and consolidation organizations devise payment ... Read More »

                    Crazy James the Debt Buster Hunting for Scumbags

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                    More debt videos from people that should never have published them. [flashvideo file=/wp-content/uploads/crazyjames.flv /] This video scared me at first. Boo! But you’ve got to watch the whole thing it’s way too funny. Bonus Odd Movie Prevent yourself from spending. Tape your credit card to the bottom of the toilet with “Mexican solder.” Odd. Very odd. Get Out of Debt ... Read More »

                      Up-Front Fee Debt Negotiation Program, Credit First Financial Solutions – BANNED BY FTC

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                      The telemarketing business will be permanently off limits to a deceptive pitchman whom the Federal Trade Commission sued last year for allegedly tricking consumers into paying hundreds of dollars for a credit card that could only be used to buy merchandise from his companies’ Web sites. Under a settlement order with the FTC, pitchman James Nicholson and a group of ... Read More »

                        DebtGoal is Way Too Expensive to Justify. Walk on By.

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                        A press release about this company DebtGoal crossed my desk today. DebtGoal is actually GoalSpring Financial, Inc. Anyway here is the press release about this service that I think is way too expensive. “SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ — DebtGoal (www.debtgoal.com), the leader in online do-it-yourself debt management, today announced the appointment of two personal finance experts to the company’s ... Read More »

                          Ten Debt Relief Videos That Should Have Never Been Made Public

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                          Here are ten videos that were put online in hopes of promoting or selling some sort of debt relief services. These people should have thought twice before they put these up. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? The Debt Terrorist MLM Debt Settlement and Credit Restoration Disturbing eBay Auction to Start Your Own Credit ... Read More »

                            Prince of Darkness Charged in Real Estate Scam

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                            Photo: Annia316 A Nepalese con-man known as “the Dark Prince” managed to fraudulently obtain ownership of some luxury condos in San Francisco and then took out $2.2 million in an equity loan against the properties. Besides “the Dark Prince” Kaushal Niroula, 29, a former tennis instructor Winston Lum, was arrested along with Jay Shah and Melvin Emerich. Niroula and four ... Read More »

                              Debt Settlement Company Robo Calls BBB Office

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                              You know this happens all the time. An automatic dialer from a debt settlement company calls an Attorney General office by mistake. In this case the call went to a BBB office in Texas where it was recorded. Okay, before you get your britches in a bunch I know the BBB has no regulatory authority but they are the wrong ... Read More »

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