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Real Timeshare Marketing Executive Facing 25 Years Behind Bars. – Mugshot

Jennifer Kirk

Jennifer Kirk, 31, formerly of Lake Worth Florida has pled guilty to fraud as part of her scam to defraud consumers with promises she could resell their timeshares. Kirk faces up to 25 years in prison for the activities her company, Real Timeshare Marketing engaged in. “I’m glad she’s getting what she deserved,” said former customer Millie Pimentel of Middletown, ... Read More »

    Former Escort Madam Busted For Screwing Investors

    Michelle Braun

    A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following story. Thanks tipster (send in your tips here)s. Former Hollywood, California madam, Michelle Braun was just arrested and charged with operating a boiler room in Florida to sell a stock fraud product to consumers. The Sun Sentinel says Braun is still on three years probation for her high-class California ... Read More »

      Jeremy Johnson Nabbed With Pockets of Cash and One-Way Ticket

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      Jeremy Johnson, the guy nailed by the FTC for deceptive marketing of government grants and other business opportunities, was recently picked up by the Feds as he was attempting to “flee” the country. Well, his version is slightly different, he was just taking a casual one-way trip to Costa Rica where he had relocated his wife and kids after his ... Read More »

        Legal Helpers – Consumer Complaint

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        Date This Problem Happened: October 10, 2010 State You Live in: North Carolina Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $1,700 Company Name: Legal Helpers Company Address: 1834 E. BASELINE RD. SUITE 102 WILLIS TOWER, Chicago, IL Website of Company: Consumer Statement: Legal Helpers were suppose to settle a credit card debt I have with Citi Bank. After several ... Read More »

          Ameristate United Financial – BBB Issues Warning

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          A reader and tipster (send in your tips here) alerted me to this recent warning posted by the BBB regarding Ameristate United Financial or 99 Monroe Ave, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The BBB says: ““Calls and complaints to the regional BBB will at least have the latest information and an“F” report on this never-ending loan scam” claimed BBB president ... Read More »

            Jeremy Johnson Denied Funds to Support a “Fiscally Irresponsible Lifestyle.”

            Jeremy Johnson, a guy I’ve written about before, has just had his request for funds, from frozen accounts, released so he could make his mortgage payments. Johnson, who was arrested on June 11 while he was changing planes on his trip back to Costa Rica, will now have to possibly face the loss of his home and other assets from ... Read More »

              Innovative Wealth Builders – Consumer Complaint 6-22-2011

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              Date This Problem Happened: March 19, 2012 State You Live in: Alaska Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $2,195 Company Name: Innovative Wealth Builders Company Address: 28059 US Highway 19 North Suite 300, Clearwater, FL 33761 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: Attempted to cancel and after investigation my credit card company sided with them and charged me ... Read More »

                Precept Financial Solutions – Consumer Complaint

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                Date This Problem Happened: Sunday, July 8, 2007 State You Live in: Texas Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $3,400 Company Name: Precept Financial Solutions Company Address: 12225 Greenville Avenue, Suite 300, Dallas, Tx 75243 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: Precept Financial offered to negotiate settlement terms on our behalf. They instructed us to pay them money ... Read More »

                  Real Wealth & Lance Murkin, Work At Home Scammers Told to Pay Millions to FTC

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                  Real Wealth, Inc. and its owner, Lance Murkin were told to to pay $10.4 million, the full amount of harm caused to thousands of consumers nationwide who were victimized by the Defendants’ work-at-home and grant scams. The Court also banned Real Wealth and Murkin from marketing or selling work-at-home or grant-related products, and from assisting others in doing so. The ... Read More »

                    Housing & Economic Recovery Program PL 110-289 Mailer – Scam

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                    A tipster (send in your tips here) has just sent in a new mailer that is labeled Housing & Economic Recovery Program (PL 110-289). It turns out this is just the latest version of a similar mailer I covered before in my story Deceptive Mailer – Housing & Economic Recovery Program (PL 110-289. Inside the mailer it gives a web ... Read More »

                      BOLO and Scams

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                      A tipseter just sent in copies of email that they received that look very similar to the scam I covered in the article SCAM ALERT: Avoid CNBC7 News Work at Home Email Pitch. BOLO – Be On The Lookout for the Following Scam Emails Scam Email 1 I needed to make certain this all worked before I said anything about ... Read More »

                        Mass Joinder Scam Investigative Video

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                        Here is a very nice video from John Mattes at about the mass joinder sales pitches. If you’d like to know more about the latest on mass joinder lawsuits, click here. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Read More »

                          [SCAM ALERT] Avoid

                          Credit Park

                          Readers and tipster (send in your tips here)s are reporting that the website has led them to become victims of the advanced fee loan scam offered by Bellview Financial Group. The website appears to be targeted towards U.S. residents but it is really an international scam. The web server is located in Panama so all the components ... Read More »

                            Bellview Financial Group – Consumer Complaint

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                            Date This Problem Happened: May 10, 2011 State You Live in: Alaska Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $6,000 Company Name: Bellview Financial Group Company Address: 1192 Hansen Road, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I too was scammed by Bellview Financial Group. I was told that I could get a $42,000 loan; all ... Read More »

                              Get Rich Quick in Real Estate Promoter Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison


                              In April, 2011 I wrote about Eric Farrington who was a get rich in real estate “self-made millionaire.” At the time he was selling courses and seminars about how to get rich in real estate. Well Farrington, who proclaimed he had 25 years of experience as a motivational speaker, just got about half of that time to spend in a ... Read More »

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