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Debt Relief Scam Network Hit With Racketeering RICO Lawsuit

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I’m researching a question a reader asked me and came across this RICO complaint that I wanted to post. The complaint is long but contains the elaborate scheme of how people who are in financial trouble can be sucked into an idea and lose a lot of money by believing in the validity of such approaches. I’ll be referencing this ... Read More »

    Quick Designer Coffee For a Fraction of Starbucks With a Keurig – Love It!

    The Keurig Coffee Maker

    I’m not a big coffee drinker. But every once in a while a nice cup hits the spot. Not sure how you like your coffee but I prefer milk and a couple of sweeteners in mine. The problem I always ran into in the past with trying to have coffee around was it just never got used. At one time ... Read More »

      California Attorneys Disbarred For Loan Modification Activities and Rolls Out Tough New Regulations Regarding Mortgage Foreclosure Consultants

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      Threatening possible criminal and civil prosecution, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today ordered 386 mortgage foreclosure consultants to post $100,000 bonds and register with his office. He also ordered more than two dozen companies to justify suspicious loan modification claims made in “slick advertising,” online and through the mail. The companies that were specifically targeted for potential misleading ... Read More »

        How to Get Out of Debt – Part 1

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        What People Usually Say About Getting Out of Debt All day, every day, I read and hear the same pleas and wishes from people that want to get out of debt. See if any of these sound familiar to you. “I need fast help in gettin out of debt for free.” “I don’t know how to get out of debt ... Read More »

          Grandparent Scam, One to Be Avoided

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          A scam picking up steam in Canada is one to warn people about. We need to help shield grandparents everywhere from this one. Typically, the con artist will call claiming to be one of the victim’s grandchildren. Crying to disguise his or her voice, he or she often claims to be in either Toronto or Quebec, needing money for some ... Read More »

            Child Support: Answers to Your Commonly Asked Questions

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            Parents have an obligation to financially support their children, whether the parents are married or divorced. Children, likewise, have the right to be supported. Usually, when parents decide to separate, courts require the parent who does not have custody of the children to pay a monthly amount to the parent who has custody to help pay the child’s day to ... Read More »

              How to Cut Your Holiday Bills in Half Without Feeling Cheap

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              How to Cut Your Holiday Bills in Half Without Feeling Like Scrooge If you usually find yourself in January and February facing a stack of bills from holiday shopping, resolve that this year you aren’t going to let the spending get out of hand. Decide that your holiday memories are going to be happy ones, not headaches! Following are strategies ... Read More »

                Debt Fact – Most Pro Football, Baseball and Basketball Players Go Broke

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                Sports Illustrated estimates that 78 percent of former National Football League players, within two years of retirement, are bankrupt or “under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.” Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60 percent of former National Basketball Association players “are broke.” Recession or no recession, many NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball players have a penchant ... Read More »

                  Death Sentence Given for Woman in Ponzi Scam

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                  A former high-flying businesswoman was sentenced to death in Zhejiang Province for orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme. The scam lifted 770 million yuan (US$112.77 million) from 19 investors in less than two years. Jinhua City’s Intermediate People’s Court found Wu Ying, 28, guilty of running the scheme. The court also ordered all of Wu’s personal property confiscated, China News Service ... Read More »

                    Business Noticing Increase in Credit Card Purchases. Not a Good Sign.

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                    Business noticing increase in credit card purchases Bay News 9, FL - 1 hour ago Americans now owe an estimated $850 billion in credit card debt , which is four times as much as in 1990. Consumers aren't the only ones affected by the ... Read More »

                      I’m Lending Money to People So They Can Consolidate Their Debt. Want Some?

                      Lending Club Investment Screen

                      I’ve written in the past about LendingClub.com. They are a peer-to-peer lending network where people just like you and me lend money to others and cut the banks out all together. I had $375 that was available in my account to invest so I just logged in and reinvested it. Since I was last on the LendingClub.com site they’ve made ... Read More »

                        Jamaican Lottery Scam Cleaning Out Savings of Elderly People

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                        Some elderly people have been pressurised into handing over their life savings to the operators of a lottery scam. The new Jamaican-based lottery scam has already seen some people in the UK lose several thousand pounds, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said. Victims received phone calls from operators claiming to be lawyers, bank officials or lottery organisers. But then ... Read More »

                          I Want You to Meet Who You Helped Today – Mercedes del Socorro Espinoza

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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 site so we can help more people. ... Read More »

                            Maryland AG Stops Foreclosure Rescue Scam to Strip Equity

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                            Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced that his Consumer Protection Division has won a judgment in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of nearly $1 million against Rodney Spellen, Mid Atlantic Consulting, Inc., Jemel Lyles, Absoloot Ventures Inc., Brian Boyd, 1st Choice Property Management Firm, Inc., Sahar Ali, Alan Muniu, Phillip George, Certified Title & Escrow, Inc., and Reggie Simmons ... Read More »

                              Man Probably Killed Himself After Falling For Love Scam By Woman Claiming to Be From Nigeria

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                              Police are warning people not to fall foul of financial scams, after one is believed to have cost a Grimsby UK man his life. Phillip Hunt, 58, lost £60,000 in a love scam before he was struck and killed by a train in August. Although officers cannot say whether Mr Hunt intended to take his own life, suspicious circumstances have ... Read More »

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