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Native American Tribal Indian Payday Loans Found to Be Operating Illegally

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The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against a payday lending operation that allegedly piled on undisclosed and inflated fees, and collected on loans illegally by threatening borrowers with arrest and lawsuits. The FTC has asked a federal court to stop the allegedly illegal business tactics while the agency pursues its case against the defendants. Like other payday lenders in ... Read More »

    Cash Grant Scam Leads to Millions and Millions Paid to FTC

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    Cash Grant Institute Called Consumers on the Do Not Call Registry, Promised Cash Grants That Didn’t Exist In response to charges by the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge has ordered the defendants behind a deceptive robocall scheme to pay a total of $30 million in civil penalties and give up more than $1.1 million in ill-gotten gains for violations ... Read More »

      What to Do When You Don’t Have Enough Money for Food

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      Dear Dollar Stretcher, I only have a little money to spend on food this month, about $80 for a family of 4. What kind of meal suggestions can you give? Red Feeding a family of four on $80 is a challenge. But, for many families, it’s a reality. And, although it is hard, it is not impossible. Begin by checking ... Read More »

        Matching Financial Tactics to Your Goals. Don’t Think Like a Race Car Driver.

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        The other Saturday I went to the drag strip with some friends of mine. It’s an annual event for us. We’re a bunch of car enthusiasts who get to spend a day with some truly amazing equipment. For those of you who are not familiar with drag races, here’s a brief explanation. Each race is a two-car competition to see ... Read More »

          Bankruptcy in Texas

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          Bankruptcy entails a legal process, which involves either an individual or an organization that is experiencing financial troubles. Such proceedings are generally filed by the debtor. A successful execution of such a process eventually makes the debtor free from most outstanding payments and debts. However, if you are thinking to file for a bankruptcy, then you need to first go ... Read More »

            Bankruptcy Questions

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            Bankruptcy offers a legal blanket of protection to those who are overloaded with debt. This can be a fresh financial start. Many people choose bankruptcy as a method of easing stress and worry due to out of control finances. Below are some commonly asked bankruptcy questions and answers which you may find helpful. What is bankruptcy? Bankruptcy is a plan ... Read More »

              Delray Beach Bankruptcy Attorney – Maureen Gour

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              For years we have assisted consumers in Delray Beach and across the country to eliminate their specific consumer debt challenges. Very rarely will someone want us to conclude that they must declare bankruptcy. However, quite often when people speak with a bankruptcy attorney to learn how a bankruptcy filing would look with their specific situation, they find that it can ... Read More »

                Bankruptcy Lawyers In Baltimore, Maryland

                Bankruptcy Lawyers In Baltimore Maryland

                Throughout the years we have assisted a lot of clients located in Baltimore Maryland to fix their unique debt challenges. Rarely will a consumer seek out our guidance praying that we will conclude they must file for bankruptcy. Most of the time it’s the exact opposite that will be true. Individuals come to us for a strategy which will allow them ... Read More »

                  The Debt Relief Most Bizarre Lawsuit of the Year, So Far, Goes to Regner v. Devoto

                  Yesterday I wrote about how former Lloyd Ward compatriots Kevin Devoto and Lloyd Regner were in the middle of a tiff with Devoto suing Regner. See No Apparent Honor in Debt Settlement. Kevin Devoto Sues Lloyd Regner. Well today comes one of the most odd lawsuits I’ve seen. Frankly this one reads like a movie script. Trust me, it’s worth ... Read More »

                    SC Law Group Sends Out Similar Mailer They Claim They Denounce

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                    The other day I did a story about SC Law Group, here. In that story I discovered that SC Law Group had the same core of lawyers that were associated with another firm, NHT Law Group, that was being sued by a mortgage company for sending out allegedly bogus mailers. The mortgage company suit said: At some point in December ... Read More »

                      Non-Profit Credit Counseling Service United Financial Systems Signs Florida Judgment

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                      I’m going to say it, sometimes it does feel good to be proven right. One such example is that of the non-profit credit counseling group United Financial Services run by Christopher Boulahanis. Back in April of 2010 I published a warning, Debt Management Plan With United Financial Systems Runs Off the Rails. And so it did. Between then and now ... Read More »

                        Mortgage Banker Faces Jail Time While Others Already Sentenced for TBW and Colonial Bank Fraud

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                        Delton de Armas, a former chief financial officer (CFO) of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. (TBW), pleaded guilty today to making false statements and conspiring to commit bank and wire fraud for his role in a more than $2.9 billion fraud scheme that contributed to the failures of TBW and Colonial Bank. The guilty plea was announced March 20, ... Read More »

                          Former Bishop Charged in Ponzi Scam

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                          The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) and United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut David B. Fein recently announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Bridgeport, Conn., has returned an indictment charging Julius C. Blackwelder, 59, of Utah, formerly of Stratford, Conn., with nine counts of money laundering and mail ... Read More »

                            Mitchell Stein Mass Joinder Lawyer Ordered to Pay Up And Called Defeated Puppy

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                            A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of Brookstone Law PC and all other defendants in a significant court decision against embattled attorney Mitchell J. Stein by dismissing Stein’s $1 billion lawsuit against Brookstone and ordering Stein and other plaintiffs to pay all legal costs. The case is Legaspi v. Spivak Case BC469228 State of California, County ... Read More »

                              JK Harris Former CEO Arrested

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                              The Post and Courier is reporting that John K. Harris, the former CEO of the tax resolution firm JK Harris, was arrested on Sunday March 11th. Apparently a contempt of court warrant had been sworn out against him and Sheriff Office deputies picked him up for a free ride to jail. More information is online here. Hat tip to the ... Read More »

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