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Deceptive Mailer – Housing & Economic Recovery Program (PL 110-289)

PL 110-289 Front

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following mailer they received for the Housing & Economic Recovery Program (PL 110-289). You will notice the mailer looks like a government document and uses the HUD equal housing symbol. The front references P.L. 110-289 which is actually The Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 and something called the “Economic Stimulus ... Read More »

    Let’s See if We Can Figure Out the Players in This Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Marketing Pitch

    LHDR Marketing

    I just published a story about Legal Helpers Debt Resolution being hit with a class action suit in Washington. And then in my inbox lands an email with the Legal Helpers Debt Resolution marketing pitch. I’ve covered something like this before and I’d pass writing about it again but in light of the new class action suit I decided to ... Read More »

      Bogus U.S. Debt Reduction Initiative Form T-09-A Still Being Sent Out

      Form T-09-A Envelope

      In June, 2010 the BBB released a copy of a bogus mailer that was being sent to consumers. I published a copy of that mailer here. It appears despite warnings that the mailer was deceptive, it is still going out. Here is an image of the envelope and mailer that I received from a tipster (send in your tips here). ... Read More »

        Nationwide Support Services Sends Out “Don’t Be a Chimp” Email

        Dont Be a Chimp

        A tipster (send in your tips here) send in the following email that was sent out by Nationwide Support Services. The “click here for product offerings” button lead to financialstrengthbuilder.com which offers the following services. Financial Strength Builders says it is TFG, Inc out of Las Vegas. It’s a minor technicality but there actually is no registered company called “TFG, ... Read More »

          Mortgage Modification Letter Gives the Telephone Number of Legal Helpers Debt Resolution?

          Priemer Consulting Group

          The strangest tip just came in from someone that was helping a consumer with their mortgage problem. The tipster (send in your tips here) said: I got a call from a client. He’s the seller of a short sale we’re about to close on this month. His message, “I finally got my loan mod, it just came in the mail ... Read More »

            Hey Debt Care Processing. How is This Complaint?

            Debt Care Processing

            A wonderful tipster (send in your tips here) sent in this email Debt Care Processing, a TASC member, recently sent out in an effort to recruit affiliates. What struck me was the statement that the program was FTC compliant but claimed to offer “face-to-face” signing and a setup fee. The face-to-face signing benefit seems to be a service offered by ... Read More »

              National Economic Relief Program Bogus Mailer. Stay Away.

              National Economic Relief Program

              A reader sent in the following mailer they received from something called the National Economic Relief Program at 2020 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20006. This is nothing more than yet another mailer pitching debt relief services under the guise of it being a government program. This is not true. There is no government National Economic Relief Program and it is ... Read More »

                The J. Murphy Firm Offers Consumer Money Back Guarantee to Get Debt Suit Stricken

                CreditCases.com

                A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following mailer they received from a lawyer promising a money back guarantee to get a debt suit dismissed or stricken from the record. From the CreditCases.com website comes this further clarification on the guarantee: If we get the complaint dismissed or if the other side drops the case, we keep ... Read More »

                  Credit Answers Hides Behind DMI Mailer to Consumers

                  DMI-Front

                  Thanks to a great tipster (send in your tips here) I received a mailer that was sent to consumers. The envelope looks official and comes from: DMI 6200 Tennyson Parkway Suite 200 Plano, TX 75024 The letter inside is the first mention of Credit Answers in the small print on the bottom. It is also the first place we learn ... Read More »

                    Premier Debt Resolvers Deceptive Mailer – Government Economic Stimulus Act

                    615 Degraw St-Front

                    This mailer comes from Premier Debt Resolvers at 615 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11217. 877-845-6161. The two issues that jumped out immediately to me were the use of a government act that has nothing to do with debt settlement and the use of the equal housing logo on the bottom right. I also have a problem with the mailer making ... Read More »

                      US Credit Card Hardship Benefits Mailer – Bogus and Deceptive

                      US Credit Card Hardship Benefits

                      Another fantabulous tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following scanned copy of yet another government looking self-mailer that sells debt relief services. This one is for the 2010 US Credit Card Hardship Benefits program. As you can see it purports to be an official looking government form with form number 10-PNH3. It states that the pending hardship ... Read More »

                        Preferred Financial Solutions, CCR Now, Credit Card Relief Claims to be Attorney Debt Settlement Firm

                        As part of my project to capture debt relief television marketing claims I captured the video below which claims to be the debt settlement industry leader and the only true attorney driven national mediation debt settlement law firm program in the country. [quicktime]http://getoutofdebt.org/member/video/CreditCardRelief-20101210.mov[/quicktime] So I called the number in the commercial, 800-936-1263 and it was answered by a representative that ... Read More »

                          Credit Card Relief, Inc. – Debt Relief Television Commercial

                          Ready to Collapse

                          Commercial Name: Credit Card Relief Attorney Debt Settlement Record Date: 12-10-2010 Network/Channel: CNBC Description: The commercial makes claims that it is for an attorney driven national law firm but after researching the company behind the commercial and the one that receives the calls from the commercial, they are not. They are in fact Preferred Financial Solutions, Inc., Credit Card Relief, ... Read More »

                            US Legal Services Group Contract Raises Some Real Concerns for Consumers

                            uslsgroup.com

                            Recently a tipster (send in your tips here) passed a consumer contract for debt relief services from US Legal Services Group (uslsgroup.com) According to the US Legal Group website they resolve consumer debt problems and they work with financially distressed consumers. They indicate they have attorneys in the following states. As part of the site they provide a number of ... Read More »

                              I Bet Debt Solutions USA is Going to Be Contacted About This

                              A recent comment on the site pointed out a Debt Settlement Scams website at debtsettlementscams.com. The site lists the following companies and says they are the subject of Attorney General investigations. Accelerated Debt Relief Aces Credit Solutions ADA Tampa Bay, also known as American Debt Arbitration, of Tampa Allegro Law Firm. American Debt Foundation Inc. American Financial Service Anquella Davis ... Read More »

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