Latest Posts
Home > Debt Articles > Scam (page 9)


Mortgage Assistance Scam Targets U.S. Consumers But Operates From Dominican Republic

Ready to Collapse

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted a nationwide scam operating from the Dominican Republic – but pretending to be in Chicago – that allegedly peddled fake mortgage assistance relief to financially distressed Spanish-speaking homeowners in the United States. The defendants promised to dramatically lower homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments in exchange for a ... Read More »


    Ready to Collapse

    COURT ORDERS LAKOTA CASH AND TWO OTHER INTERNET PAYDAY LENDERS TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THEY SHOULD NOT BE HELD IN CONTEMPT FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S INVESTIGATIVE SUBPOENAS In a case that has implications nationwide, the Circuit Court of Kanawha County issued an order on October 24, 2011, holding that Payday Financial, which did business as Lakota ... Read More »

      Idahoans Can Apply for Refunds from Vehicle Service Contract Seller

      Ready to Collapse

      Idaho consumers who bought vehicle service contracts from Missouri-based US Fidelis may receive refunds, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced. Wasden and 11 other state attorneys general reached an agreement with US Fidelis, a vehicle service contract dealer that routinely misled consumers before shutting down and filing for bankruptcy in 2010. The agreement, which has been approved by the bankruptcy court, ... Read More »


        Ready to Collapse

        Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against a Kansas-based debt collection agency that has illegally sought to collect on payday loan debts in Arkansas. The Pulaski County Circuit Court lawsuit claims that National Credit Adjusters LLC of Hutchinson, Kan., violates the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act in its attempts to collect on payday and high-interest installment loan ... Read More »

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

          Screen Shot 2012-07-16 at 3.12.18 PM

          A reader just forwarded to me yet another fax that was just sent by United Benefits / United Employee Benefits Group ( 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 »

            Obamacare, the Hook for the Latest Scam

            Ready to Collapse

            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 »

              Circuit Court of Jefferson County Temporarily Enjoins Fast Auto Loans

              Ready to Collapse

              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 »

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

                  Ready to Collapse

                  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 »

                    Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s Settlement with DP Nets $1.7 Million in Refunds and Cancelled Debts for WV Consumers

                    Ready to Collapse

                    West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw today announced an agreement with DP & Associates of Irvine, CA, that requires the debt collection company to pay a total $1.7 million in refunds and cancelled debts. The company engaged in unlawful and threatening debt collection practices and attempted to collect debts without a license. An investigation by the Attorney General’s Office led ... Read More »

                      Attorney General McGraw Announces Settlement to Hand Over Rogue GI Website to Veterans Affairs

                      Ready to Collapse

                      West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced today that the rogue website “” will be transferred to the control of the Department of Veterans Affairs and $2.5 million will be paid to states by the website’s owner as part of a consumer protection settlement with 20 state attorneys general in a bipartisan, multistate enforcement action. Attorney General McGraw, Kentucky Attorney ... Read More »

                        BBB Warns Consumers About Bankruptcy Firm – Affordable Law Center

                        Low Cost Bankruptcy | Divorce | Attorneys | DUI | Lawyers | Nevada (20120627)

                        The BBB is warning consumers about Affordable Law Center which claims to offer consumers bankruptcy services at highly competitive rates. Turns out the owner of the company, Ed Jonak, is not a licensed attorney and does he employ counsel admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota, where bankruptcy proceedings are handled. “There’s a clear pattern of ... Read More »

                          Forensic Mortgage Loan Audit Scam Kicked in Nuts by FTC

                          Ready to Collapse

                          At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted an operation that allegedly preyed on financially vulnerable homeowners, convincing them to pay $1,995 or more by holding out bogus promises that they could help them avoid foreclosure and renegotiate their mortgages. The complaint was filed against Consumer Advocates Group, Paramount Asset Management Corp, National Financial ... Read More »


                            Ready to Collapse

                            Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a federal judge has shut down a Florida-based operation that offered bogus credit-repair services nationwide after the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division brought the company’s activities in Arkansas to the attention of federal authorities. Latrese and Kevin Hargrave and the companies they control are responsible for the rectangular red signs that dot Arkansas ... Read More »

                              Attorney General McGraw’s Settlement with Five Collection Agencies Nets $772K for WV Consumers

                              Ready to Collapse

                              West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw today announced agreements with five out-of-state companies requiring them to pay a total $772,286 in refunds and cancelled debts to settle charges that they engaged in unlawful debt collection within the state. McGraw opened investigations of the companies after receiving complaints that four of them were not licensed in West Virginia and all five ... Read More »

                                Get My FREE Get Out of Debt Guy Newsletter

                                It is the smart thing to do.

                                I promise to keep your email safe and secure.


                                I want to keep you posted each weekday with just one email about the latest get out of debt news, scam alerts and information to beat back debt.

                                You can unsubscribe at any time with just one click.

                                After you subscribe, check your email to confirm your subscription. If the confirmation email does not appear in your inbox in a few minutes, check your spam folder for it. Sometimes it likes to annoyingly hide there.

                                • It will keep you posted on the latest scams.
                                • You will be alerted to the latest articles.
                                • You will wind up smarter than everyone else dealing with debt.