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Real Long-Term Mortgage Loan Modifications Are a Joke.

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As I’ve been saying the mortgage loan modification process is broken. People are not getting the type of long-term real mortgage modifications they need to really avoid foreclosure. In the meantime while they sit and sit and sit, waiting for their mortgage company to respond, their financial life goes further and further down the toilet. The report, the first comprehensive ... Read More »

    Maine Attorney General Sues Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Companies

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    The Maine Attorney General has filed three separate lawsuits in Kennebec County Superior Court against three out-of-state businesses and their principals. The defendants are: Elect Group, LLC, Anthony Ferlanti and Emmanuele Zuccarelli (Florida); Help Modify Now Debt Solutions, Inc., Help Modify Now, Inc. and Chas Bain (California and Nevada); and US Advocate Law Group, P.C. and Jeff Nemerofsky (California). These ... Read More »

      Green Tree Servicing Debt Collector Sued For Killing Man From Stress and Intimidation

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      Dianne McLeod recalls her husband, Stanley, getting so visibly upset when the debt collectors called that she had to take the phone away from him. She believes constant harassing phone calls and other tactics eventually killed him. “I think they were a major contributor to his death because of the stress and what I saw it doing to him,” she ... Read More »

        The Payday Loan Industry, Their Own Freaking Worst Enemy

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        It seems that Congress is looking to pass the Payday Reform Act. The bill’s sponsors say they want to make the payday loan industry, better than it is right now. Of primary concern to lawmakers are the fees charged by cash advance and payday loan companies. Yeah, but when you look at what a bank or credit card charges you ... Read More »

          I Can’t Sleep. I’m So Stressed About My Debt.

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          I don’t know why but tonight after two hours of sleep, I was wide awake. My solution was to head up to the guest room and watch some television in hopes I would fall back to sleep. No such luck. As I laid there watching the overnight infomercials on the little television I could not help but remember those days ... Read More »

            There’s Big Bucks in Bad Debts

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            For decades, credit-card companies and other firms would eventually give up after attempting to collect from deadbeat customers. Now, companies are packaging and selling many of those overdue accounts for pennies on the dollar to debt collectors. The collectors then aggressively pursue the debtors to repay, or they turn around and resell those same debts to other collection firms. This ... Read More »

              Bad Credit Debt Consolidation – Brutally Honest Advice

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              I could not help but notice the huge numbers of people searching for information for bad credit debt consolidation information. The phrase is almost an invitation for a bad outcome or maybe just an oxymoron. When you have bad credit it is not an invitation for a debt consolidation loan from a debt consolidation firm. People that lend money are ... Read More »

                Shakira Says Bankruptcy Changed Her Life for the Better

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                The popular singer Shakira found insight from the bankruptcy her family lived through as a child and used that experience to motivate herself and to help thousands around the world that are suffering. Colombian singer Shakira, whose hit “Hips Don’t Lie” is the most played record in American radio history, became a musical sensation and a global philanthropist because of ... Read More »

                  Your Credit is Riskiest if You Live in Mississippi or Texas.

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                  The TransUnion Credit Risk Index, a statistic developed to measure the changes in average consumer credit risk within various geographies, increased 1.98 percent from 124.79 in the fourth quarter of 2008 to 127.26 in the first quarter of 2009. On a year-over-year basis, the Credit Risk Index increased 7.10 percent (from 118.83 in the first quarter of 2008), the largest ... Read More »

                    Statute of Limitations Talk at FTC. Tricks of Collecting on Out of SOL Debt Described.

                    On December 4, 2009 the Federal Trade Commission held a roundtable discussion, actually it was more of a big U) about protecting the consumer in debt collection litigation and arbitration. As they said, “These events examine consumer protection issues in debt collection proceedings against consumers.” If you are the least bit sleepy I don’t recommend that you try to wade ... Read More »

                      How to Stop Debt Collector From Calling You – Video

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                      Here is a nice new video from the Federal Trade Commission to help explain what rights you have when facing debt collection. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Read More »

                        Credit Card Debt Trap Video – Must See!

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                        Dateline NBC did a great show about the issues surrounding consumer debt in America with my friend Elizabeth Warren was in it. She is a brilliant lawyer, consumer debt author and an overall good person. It’s worth taking some time to watch all the videos below. The information presented is eyeopening and will be disturbing to many that don’t believe ... Read More »

                          June Reyno Still At It In California

                          I contacted June Reyno recently for an update and instead what I got was the information below. I’m posting it solely so you can make up your own mind on the case. I read through the attachments and quite frankly I think this is a smoke and mirrors exercise rather than an attempt to address the underlying issue, June failed ... Read More »

                            Secret Credit Bureaus You Don’t Know About, But They Know About You

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                            So let me tell you a story about secret credit bureaus that you don’t know about. Most of us have some knowledge about the three major credit bureaus that hold our credit report and credit score. The three biggies are Equifax, Experian and Transunion. But there are more places that hold information about you. Have you ever heard about Innovis? ... Read More »

                              Nine Companies in NJ Slammed for Offering Mortgage Loan Modification Help

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                              The Division of Consumer Affairs has mailed notices of violation to nine New Jersey-based companies that allegedly offered loan modification services to consumers without being licensed. The nine companies each were cited for violating the state’s Consumer Fraud Act for engaging in unconscionable commercial practices by allegedly offering to negotiate mortgage modifications without being licensed as a debt adjuster by ... Read More »

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