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New Scam to Watch Out For: vivian00cole@gmail.com & the Rental Scam

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I had a friend start to get sucked in on a rental scam that goes like this. Vivian Coleman or Vivian Coleman posts a well written advertisement for a sublease of a beautiful furnished apartment for a below market rate. She says that she and her husband have been relocated out of the area and they are looking for someone ... Read More »

    I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Mihail Popritac

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    It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

      At What Point Do Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman Compromise Themselves For Sales?

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      This is just another one of those random thoughts that flows through my head every once in a while, so forgive me. I was thinking back on my old days when I ran a large credit counseling / debt management company and dealt with the balancing act of needing to get new clients versus always doing the right thing. I ... Read More »

        New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into Debt Collection Companies

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        ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO LAUNCHES INQUIRY INTO DEBT COLLECTORS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE Cuomo Shuts Down NY Collection Agencies That Threatened and Intimidated Consumers Into Paying Debts They Didn’t Owe Sends Subpoenas to Nearly 20 Debt Collectors Statewide Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has launched a statewide inquiry into debt collection companies. As part of the ... Read More »

          Two Women Running Credit Repair Firm Lose to Arkansas Attorney General

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          Two women who ignored a lawsuit filed against them by the Arkansas attorney general’s office have not responded to a federal judge’s order that they pay nearly $700,000 in penalties for defrauding at least 139 Arkansans through a credit-repair scam. Meanwhile, the two women, Sherrye Mance and Tiffany Morris, are believed to have simply changed the name of their operation ... Read More »

            Court Mediation Services (CMS) Agreement – Scanned Copy

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            I recently answered a question for Susan regarding Court Mediation Services (CMS) and she was kind enough to send in a copy of the agreement she signed. Original question is here I Signed Up With Court Mediation Services and Now I’m Being Sued by Citibank. – Susan. See below. I think others will find page one and two of the ... Read More »

              I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Adjolloh Amessika

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              It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

                Texas Attorney General Files Charges Against Four Debt Settlement Groups

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                Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged four debt settlement companies with orchestrating fraudulent debt settlement schemes. The defendants’ Web sites promised that they could eliminate their customers’ unsecured debts – such as credit card accounts – in as little as three years. According to the state’s enforcement action, the defendants unlawfully misrepresented and overstated the nature of their services. ... Read More »

                  A Question Update From Sarah – Communication, Relationships, and Debt

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                  “Hi Steve- I wrote you a few months ago regarding my upcoming marriage and fiance concerns. See I’m Getting Married But My Fiancee and I Don’t Seem to Be Money Compatible. – Sarah . Here is an update: My fiancee and I were not on the same page. We sat down and had a long talk (at a restaurant to ... Read More »

                    New York Attorney General Sues Two Debt Settlement Firms for Deceiving and Harming Consumers

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                    Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new development in his nationwide investigation into the debt settlement industry, filing suit against two debt settlement companies for fraudulent business practices and false advertising. Cuomo filed suit against CSA-Credit Solutions of America, Inc. (“CSA”), based in Richardson, Texas, which is one of the largest debt settlement companies in the country. He ... Read More »

                      I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Koffi Dzoke

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                      It is important for you to meet who we helped today through this site. As I mention, all over the place, revenue from people clicking on ads and using the service of advertisers is used to help sponsor people in poverty through Kiva. Please visit or use the services of advertisers on the GetOutOfDebt.org site so we can help more ... Read More »

                        Credit Card Industry to Punish Consumers for New Credit Card Protections

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                        There is no easy way to say this, credit card company greed makes me want to vomit. Today, credit card companies and the American Bankers Association have their britches all in a bunch because new credit card limits and protections for consumers will be voted into law within the week. The banks response, more fear mongering and scare tactics to ... Read More »

                          Dutch Debt Song – Warning: Funny but Contains Adult Language

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                          I was killing some time and wondered if I could find a song about the repo man. I sure did. but it contained some adult language in it. I could not remember if motherfucker was one word or two so I Googled it. It’s apparently one word, well at least according to Wikipedia, which I read. Anyway, this video came ... Read More »

                            Expert Testimony Worth Reading on H.R. 2309 the Consumer Credit Protection Act (Debt Settlement Industry Regulation)

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                            The Consumer Credit and Protection Act was recently introduced in the House of Representatives to specifically address issues in some industries, including debt settlement. As boring as it sounds, I was actually reading the testimony of the expert witnesses at the recent committee meeting on the bill and found the segment below to be of specific interest. It appears that ... Read More »

                              What You Buy Tells Your Credit Card Company How to Treat You

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                              Thanks to @lizweston of Twitter for pointing out this very important article that all debtros need to read. What Does Your Credit-Card Company Know About You? To understand how the credit-card industry got interested in psychology, you have to go way back, to a time when many Americans didn’t have a credit card, when almost every company charged the same ... Read More »

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