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Alleged Fiji / Thailand Based Jennifer Yoffe and Tim Gibbons Spam Faxes Are Out of Control

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A reader just forwarded to me yet another fax that was just sent by United Benefits / United Employee Benefits Group (uebg.org) that is sending out fake spam faxes to work fax numbers to sell some sort of debt relief / debt restructuring service. This would not be the embarrassingly stupid scheme if it wasn’t for the fact that the ... Read More »

    My Husband Died in the UK and I Paid His BarclayCard Balance But Now Assisted Probate Services Wants More. – Jax

    “Dear Jon, In december 2009 I lost my husband in a road accident.In january 2010 I received a statement from barclaycard with a balance of £110 that had paid for my christmas gift from my husband to me.I paid the balance in full and cancelled the card after explaining the circumstances.The card was solely in my late husbands name and ... Read More »

      17 Year Old Kills Father Over Debit Card Dispute

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      In yet another tragic example of how money problems can lead to the most horrible on consequences, typically murder or suicide, a dispute of a debit card transaction led a 17 year old to shot her father in the head with a towel wrapped rifle. Trinity Copeland of Troy, New York is in the Rensselaer County jail following the dispute ... Read More »

        Help Save X Trial. Oh, and Never Get Stuck by Friends Again Who Promise to Pay, and Don’t..

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        Have you ever been in that uncomfortable position of being the organizer of some event or trip between friends and someone didn’t pay what was promised and you got left funding the difference? Yea, me too. Crowdtilt has launched in 2012 and makes it their mission to make sure you don’t get left holding the bag. With this service, people ... Read More »

          Consumer Billing and Debt Safeguards Under Obamacare / Affordable Care Act

          Like it or not, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land now and it’s time to start really understanding what the Act provides consumers. While you might have had a visceral reaction to the law, a review of the 974 page compilation of patient protection under the Act brings some favorable safeguards and protections to all. Under ... Read More »

            I’d Like to Get My British Passport Back. I’m in New Zealand and Left Debt in the UK. – Nicola

            “Dear Jon, Hello Jon, I have a similar situation to a previous enquirer. I left the UK in 1995 and had about 3k worth of debt. I was extremely ill and was diagnosed schizophrenic in New Zealand. I was hospitalized in NZ a year later in 1996. I only meant to stay in NZ for a short time but my ... Read More »

              Obamacare, the Hook for the Latest Scam

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              It’s enough to make you sick. No sooner had the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act than scam artists began working the phones. They say they’re from the government and that, using the Affordable Care Act as a hook, they need to verify some information. They might have the routing number from your bank, and then use ... Read More »

                Scammers Stealing Credit Reports Using Stolen Credit Cards and Debit Cards

                It seems crooks today are becoming more productivity conscious and leveraging one stolen credit or debit card into an entirely new enterprise. Scammers are targeting the motherlode of information, your credit report. By purchasing your credit report online scammers are getting access to a comprehensive report about all of your current and past credit activity. Using that information they could ... Read More »

                  Loan Delinquencies Fall to Lowest Points Since Recession

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                    Circuit Court of Jefferson County Temporarily Enjoins Fast Auto Loans

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                    Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced today that Virginia-based Fast Auto Loans, Inc. was ordered to stop collecting payments, seizing vehicles, and entering into new loans with West Virginia residents until a hearing on August 24, 2012. The Order, entered on July 3, by the Honorable David H. Sanders, Judge, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, also requires the defendants, Fast Auto ... Read More »

                      York County woman arrested after stealing more than $300,000 from elderly aunt

                      7-12-12 Rita Wynegar

                      A York County woman was arrested last week on charges that she stole more than $300,000 from her elderly aunt. Attorney General Linda Kelly identified the defendant as Rita Wynegar, 52, 431 Dartha Drive, Dallastown, York County. According to the criminal complaint, in April 2010 the York County Area Agency on Aging received a complaint that an elderly woman, who ... Read More »

                        Resurgent Capital Services’ and LVNV Funding Dismiss Thousands of Maryland Collection Lawsuits

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                        Maryland District Court Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn wiped the slate clean on about 3,600 lawsuits to collect debt that was initiated as the result of Resurgent Capital Services’ and LVNV Funding going after consumers. The companies reached a settlement with the State of Maryland that included paying a $1 million dollar penalty and dismissing the 3,564 active lawsuits against ... Read More »

                          Next Step MasterCard Targets Addicts. Makes Them Jones for It to Work.

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                          The new Next Step MasterCard has a special purpose, it’s supposed to make it harder for addicts to partake of their vice and use their debit card as the needle. The debit card restricts use at locations that people might be tempted to unload their debit card to feed their habit. Places like liquor stores, bars, gambling places, ATMs, tattoo ... Read More »

                            Attorney General Gansler Warns Consumers About New Utility Scam Don’t be a victim: “Obama administration grant” to pay utility bills is a hoax

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                            Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is warning Maryland consumers not to be fooled by a new utility scam claiming to provide a federal government grant that will pay off utility bills. “Consumers should never give up their hard-earned money until verifying the legitimacy of an offer – no matter how enticing it may seem,” said Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. ... Read More »

                              Illinois Calls Legal Helpers Debt Resolution a Scam, Yet Again. This Time Announcing Settlement.

                              Well I supposed you have to give props to Legal Helpers Debt Resolution for settling their conflict with the State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The State was direct in their continued criticism of the Legal Helpers Debt Resolution legal model for debt settlement. “This company was fronting as a law firm claiming to ... Read More »

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