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World Law and Orion Processing – Raided – Frozen

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Last week the CFPB raided Orion Processing’s headquarters after obtaining a search warrant. The CFPB filed a complaint last Monday, and obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) last Tuesday, which was under seal until late yesterday. With the TRO, the CFPB also obtained an asset freeze on all of the defendants’ assets. The defendants include Orion Processing, Derin Scott, David ... Read More »

    Helping America Group – You Used Them Yet?

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    I just published a post where I took a look at recent job postings. The post mentioned a debt relief company I was not familiar with, Helping America Group. It appears the company is a recently converted corporation to an LLC and the contact person for the company is Jeremy Marcus. – Source The company says, “We are a risk ... Read More »

      Who is Prospectus Financial in Boca Raton, Florida?

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      I received an email from a tipster (send in your tips here) about some company named Prospectus Financial in Boca Raton, Florida. I was unable to locate a website for the company but I did located job postings for Debt Resolution Specialists. – Source It is hard to interpret exactly what Prospectus Financial is offering but it sounds as if ... Read More »

        Andris Pukke From Ameridebt Still Dealing With Courts

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        A tipster (send in your tips here) mentioned something about Andris Pukke still dealing with his criminal case filed by the United States in 2010. Pukke, as you may remember, was charged with crimes related to his debt relief activities and wound up eventually serving jail time. You can see the back history if you click this link. FYI, it ... Read More »

          Survey Discovers One-Third Of Seniors Depend Entirely on Social Security

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          Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 20, 2015 One out of three Social Security recipients, about 31 percent, say they rely entirely on Social Security for all of their income, according to a new survey from The Senior Citizens League(TSCL). With Social Security benefits averaging $1,220 per month, this means an estimated 19 million retirees are living at or below 125% of ... Read More »

            World Law Debt Forced to Liquidate in Bankruptcy

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            A tipster (send in your tips here) told me that things turned dire at World Law Debt last week. Apparently their Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization was forced into a Chapter 7 liquidation after an application to the court by the Oregon Department of Justice because a number of problems the debt settlement company faced. For years World Law has been ... Read More »

              Morgan Drexen Bankruptcy Surprise Deposition

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              It’s not often that a deposition is made available regarding Morgan Drexen, the now defunct debt settlement company. Since I’m sitting down to read the entire 121 page document I thought if I came across anything I found interesting for no particular reason, I’d just share it with you. All the material below comes from this document. The deposition conducted ... Read More »

                Morgan Drexen Court Action Reads Like a Soap Opera

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                In just the past few days the Morgan Drexen case with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took some strange twists. The court documents lay out a series of alleged events which paints an unusual story. I’ll let the court documents write this story. From this point on, the information in this story will be from these recent court documents which ... Read More »

                  Howard Law Demands Removal of Morgan Drexen Related Articles

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                  Today I received the following demand from a law firm that says it represents Howard Law, another law firm. I’m not sure why Howard Law wouldn’t just contact me directly to clear up any confusion or answer questions instead of sending me a cease and desist letter. I contacted Howard Law by email previously but never heard anything back. In ... Read More »

                    Easy Money Scammers Nailed by FTC

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                    Eighteen elusive marketers who cheated American and Canadian consumers out of more than $7 million are banned from selling business or work-at-home opportunities under court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission. These orders, along with court orders against 14 other people and companies named in the FTC’s lawsuit, resolve charges that the defendants conned consumers into thinking they could ... Read More »

                      CFPB Takes Bite Out of Dental Financing

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                      The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered Springstone Financial, LLC to provide $700,000 in relief to victims of deceptive credit enrollment tactics. Many consumers who signed up for Springstone’s deferred-interest loan product at dental offices to pay for dental work were led to believe that the product was interest free. In fact, interest accrued from the date of the ... Read More »

                        When You Make Student Loan Payments on an Income-Driven Plan, You Might be in for a Payment Shock

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                        Aug 17 2015 By Seth Frotman Earlier this year, we asked you to share your #StudentDebtStress story. More than 30,000 of you answered, telling us about payment processing problems, servicing transfer snags, customer service confusion, and obstacles for borrowers in alternative repayment plans. You can check out the comments that were posted. For borrowers who are experiencing financial distress and ... Read More »

                          UK Bank Accounts Target of Huge Sure of Fraud

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                          Apparently financial criminals in the UK have managed to double down on their focus of fraudulently accessing consumer bank acccounts. Experian is reporting consumer bank accounts saw the rate of fraudulent activity nearly double from Q1 2015 to Q2 2015. The key to these attacks is reported to be simple identity theft. Identity theft accounted for 69 percent of all ... Read More »

                            Debt Relief Advocates and Debt Arbitrators Named Again in Ohio

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                            I think debt relief companies often get the wrong impression about why I write articles about debt relief lawsuits. It’s not to call out the company named but to help other companies see what strategies are being used to challenge debt relief companies. In this suit the Plaintiff used an interesting approach and target the very method by which mailing ... Read More »

                              What a Typical Debt Collector Payment Plan Looks Like

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                              When a debt collector has contacted you about a past-due debt and you are unable to pay the entire amount, or settle the account for less than the balance in a lump sum payment, you may have another option — a payment plan. A payment plan is not available on every account, but for those accounts that are eligible, a ... Read More »

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