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Active Duty Soldiers Harassed For Debts With Threats Of Family Being Arrested

photo © 2007 The U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio)I would like to preface this next news story with my exact facial expression. I encourage you join me. Please, if you would, raise your eyebrows, drop your jaw about an inch and let the fire rage in your eyes when you read about this latest fraud find. Stephanie Lowinger, ... Read More »

    Nearly $700,000 and 27 Months Jail Due From Texas Energy Company Bookkeeper for Embezzlement

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    More than $659,000 was embezzled by Constance Bexley Iwanski, a Texas energy company bookkeeper. Iwanski will face up to 27 months in federal prison and be required to pay the company their money back. Iwanski had been with the company for 31 years and had been solely in charge of the books for 17 years. Between December 2002 and December ... Read More »

      Dubious Fax From The National Employee Benefits Group Sent to Avoid Mortgage Trouble

      A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following unsolicited fax they received from The National Employee Benefits Group (NEBG). The fax lists 202-403-0515 and 888-341-8999. Interestingly that toll-free number is listed as the contact number for United Employee Benefits Group in Nevada as well as NEBG on their fax. – Source, Source The fax claims to offer ... Read More »

        Credit Mastery Challenge Sends Out Crazy Email Promising to Wipe Credit File Clean

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        For those of us familiar with the debt and credit world. One of the things to avoid is anything that involves pre-paid services for credit repair services. That’s why when the following email was sent to me by a tipster (send in your tips here) I was shocked. Someone is going to fall for this load of bull but don’t ... Read More »

          Advanced Fee Loan and Credit Repair Scam Mastermind – Arrested by FBI.

          For six months Edward Louis Molz III, under the name Frank Sullivan, scammed 247 small business owners in an advance-fee scam under a phony corporation called 3rd Street Financial LLC. According to the Criminal Complaint and Affidavit of Special Agent Deen Abbott filed, the Dallas Division of the FBI received complaints from 44 victims between a time span of 13 ... Read More »

            Delta Discount Travel Fax – Stay Away

            Travel Fax Scam

            Here is a spam fax going around that you should stay away from. While the fax is not about debt it can result in problem debt from being scammed. The fax says you should call 877-807-7608 for a 6 day and 5 night vacation for $199 per person. The unsolicited fax even uses the Delta Airlines logo. Consumers online report ... Read More »

              Florida AG Goes After Assurity Financial Services

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              Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that his office has sued Colorado-based Assurity Financial Services for potentially deceptive practices related to refunds for insurance premiums, escrow accounts, and other funding sources. The company allegedly used misleading advertisements that claimed, among other things, false affiliations with the U.S. Veterans Administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and homeowners’ lenders. ... Read More »

                Colorado AG Goes After Assurity Financial Services

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                Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against Assurity Financial Services, one of the company’s managing members, Calvin B. Hamler (DOB: 6/20/1973), and the company’s former managing member, Troy P. Hamler (DOB: 4/24/1972). The defendants are suspected of violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act by using deceptive advertisements that claimed, among other things, ... Read More »

                  Total Scam – U.S. Debt Reform Administration, U.S. Consumer Debt Counsel

                  U.S. Debt Reform Administration

                  An awesome tipster (send in your tips here) just sent in this email they received recently announcing something called the U.S. Consumer Debt Counsel and U.S. Credit Reform Administration. Apparently the people behind this site have no idea which crap they just walked into by putting up this site and pretending to be a government agency. Even the email address ... Read More »

                    Free Government Grant Website Slammed Shut, as it Should Have Been.

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                    The Federal Trade Commission has reached settlements shutting down a website operation that allegedly deceptively touted free government grants for personal expenses or paying off debt, and then debited consumers’ bank accounts without their approval. The federal government does not provide grants to consumers for personal expenses or paying off debts. The settlements resolve FTC v. In Deep Services, Inc., ... Read More »

                      Terry Goddard Warns Consumers About Storm Repair Scams

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                      (Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 7, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizonans to be wary of unsolicited contractors coming to your door and offering help with repairs or clean-up related to this week’s strong storms across Arizona.“From the tornadoes that touched down around Flagstaff to the golf ball-size hail that fell in parts of Phoenix, these were unusually powerful ... Read More »

                        Court Orders Closure of Company and Refunds of $38 Million to Consumers From Telemarketing Sales Rule Violations

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                        At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has permanently shut down the illegal operations of a firm that placed bogus charges on the telephone bills of thousands of small businesses and consumers for Internet-related services they never agreed to buy. The court has barred the defendants from charging consumers’ telephone bills and barred them from ... Read More »

                          US Based International Clothing Retailer Rips Off Israeli Bank

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                          Owner of New Century Enterprises Sentenced to Four Years In Prison For Defrauding Israeli Bank Loretta E. Lynch, the U.S. District Attorney Eastern New York and Janice K. Fedarcyk, the FBI’s New York Field Office’s Assistant Director, announced a four-year prison sentence handed down in the case against Kwong Hung Lam. On October 21, 2010, Lam, also known as ìEric ... Read More »

                            Deceptive ‘Credit Card’ Marketers Settle FTC Charges; Cards Were Good Only for Buying ‘Low Pay’ Catalog Merchandise at High Prices

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                            As part of its ongoing efforts to stop deceptive marketing, the Federal Trade Commission halted an operation that deceived consumers into paying for bogus credit cards and charged them illegal fees. The marketers behind this operation agreed to a settlement that will halt their illegal tactics and provide money for consumer redress. The FTC reached a settlement with six defendants ... Read More »

                              GAO Takes Closer Look at Home Loan Modification Scams

                              The Government Accountability Office (GAO) comprised a report, Homeownership Preservation: Federal Efforts to Combat Foreclosure Rescue Schemes Are Under Way, but Improved Planning Elements Could Enhance Progress, based on “information available to federal and state agencies and nonprofit organizations, such as consumer complaints and the number of enforcement actions.” The report revealed two predominant schemes in this day and age ... Read More »

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