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Rescue One Financial Hit with Class Action Suit by Howard Law

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While working on another article I came across the case below. I’ve written articles recently about debt relief companies and the exposure of Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims. Michael Perri v. Rescue 1 Financial “1. Defendant Rescue 1 Financial, LLC (“Defendant” or “Rescue 1”) is a national financial services company that focuses on consumer debt management such as: debt settlement, ... Read More »

    Is Howard Law a Victim in the Morgan Drexen Case?

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    Rather than rehash the relationship between Howard Law and Morgan Drexen, click on the links to their names for the backstory. Recent court documents present an argument by Howard Law that the CFPB action and closure of Morgan Drexen should not involve them or their clients. “When the CFPB initiated the underlying action (the “Action”) against Morgan Drexen, Inc. (“Morgan ... Read More »

      Walter Ledda, Working as Temp in Poland, Caught By Surprise in Morgan Drexen Case

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      New public documents filed in the Morgan Drexen case paint a picture of Walter Ledda caught by surprise by the turn of events. These excerpts are from the documents shown with the source link. You can click on those documents to read the full original filing. In the first document, Ledda represents the recent CFPB action caught him by surprise. ... Read More »

        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 »

          Morgan Drexen Bankruptcy Update for August 25, 2015

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          As part of the public record, the bankruptcy trustee in the Morgan Drexen bankruptcy has just posted a very interesting update. The document was filed on August 24, 2015 and here is what it says. The Trustee states the Morgan Drexen business has been wound up and 15,000 letters were sent to “Affected Customers” notifying them of the facts surrounding ... Read More »

            No Big Changes Seen in Debt Relief Sales

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            For debt relief companies who sell services to consumers with unsecured debt, new data out from TransUnion says demand for debt relief services should remain relatively flat. “The credit card delinquency rate (the ratio of borrowers 90 days or more delinquent on their general purpose credit cards) remained steady at 1.19% in Q2 2015. The delinquency rate was relatively unchanged ... Read More »

              Recent Job Postings for Debt Relief Experience

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              Here are some current job posting in the debt settlement industry that I found. Student Zoom Debt Settlement Sales Representative Student Zoom, LLC – San Diego, CA $1,600 a month Hello, We’re looking for a highly motivated salesperson with experience selling Debt Settlement preferably through Freedom Debt Relief or DMB. Our ideal candidate is someone who enjoys helping others, is ... 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 »

                    Howard Law Responds to CFPB Claims

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                    Recently I wrote about filings by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the Morgan Drexen case. The CFPB said, “Aside from going to great lengths to continue Morgan Drexen’s debt relief scheme and collect fees from Affected Consumers, the Attorneys engaged in numerous tactics designed to ensure consumers would—at a minimum—be confused about their rights, if not misinformed.” – ... Read More »

                      And Oh How They Fall: Advanced Fee Attorney Model Debt Settlement Companies

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                      Yesterday I posted an update about how World Law, World Law Debt, World Law Group, or whoever they were at the moment; is being liquidated. You can read the details here. The latest closure of the advanced fee debt settlement company by regulators, legal action, or the courts has to make some think the model is doomed to fail and ... 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 »

                          Otto Berges Still in a Slog in Court Over Debt Relief Case in Florida

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                          From time-to-time I do the grunt work of going back and checking up on old stories to see what might be new in court cases. This time it was checking up on Otto Berges, a Florida lawyer who was/is selling debt relief assistance. You can see past stories, here. A case filed in Florida against Otto Berges, Berges Law Group, ... 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 »

                              Don’t Know How Much I Need to Warn Debt Relief Companies That Robocalls Suck

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                              I’ve written quite a few stories about debt relief industry problems with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and autodialers. If you’ve ignored me till now, maybe this record fine out of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will get your attention if your debt relief company is dialing for dollars. This week the FCC fined a company nearly $3 million over ... Read More »

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