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Mortgage Help Center – Debt Relief Television Commercial

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Commercial Name: Mortgage Help Center Record Date: 11-06-2010 Network/Channel: WRAZ Fox Description: Mortgage Help Center 1-800- 211-5251 Claims your mortgage payments can be cut in half. Struggling to make mortgage payments? Lower your mortgage payments to affordable level. Reduce interest to record low percent. Don’t worry about foreclosure anymore. Don’t worry about your bills. [quicktime]https://getoutofdebt.org/member/video/MortgageHelpCenter-20101106.mov[/quicktime] The debt relief commercial above ... Read More »

Listen to Secret Shopper Call to Advocate Group to Settle My Debt

Here is a secret shopper call I made to a group that presents themselves as a company that is backed by attorneys, which I could not confirm, and they claim they are only registered in two states. They also charge a 10% fee based on the amount of debt, 100% up-front. Debt Advocate Sales Pitch Highlights From the Call I ... Read More »

Secret Shopper Debt Settlement Call. How Do You Think They Did?

Yesterday I made my first secret shopper call after the FTC TSR went fully into force. My vote of the call yesterday was a FAIL. You can read my comments on that call here. So today I decided to call the exact same company back and confirm what the sales representative had told me yesterday. That didn’t happen. Today I ... Read More »

Just Made My First Post FTC TSR Undercover Call – Fail

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I’m not going to tell you the name of the company I called. Their site is a bit ambiguous if their settlement services are under the attorney model or not so I thought I’d hear what the pitch was. Sadly, it was just business as usual. Here was my scenario. I called as a guy $80,000 in only credit card ... Read More »

ABC Debt Relief Switches From Selling Lloyd Ward Debt Settlement to Selling World Law Plan

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me an email today letting me know that The Debt Answer/ABC Debt Relief have now started selling debt relief services under the name of World Law Plan. ABC Debt Relief is a company I have written about before. You can find previous articles here. With the new telemarketing sales rules going into ... Read More »

Let’s Play “Do They Comply” with Debt Help Center USA & Hulk Hogan

National Media Connection is still advertising the “Hulk Team” commercials for debt settlement leads. – Source. Keeping in mind that effective today the new FTC telemarketing sales rules went into effect, I’m curious to hear what you think. Do the ads below comply with the new rules? Post your comments below. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook ... Read More »

Did You Know “Debt Restructure” is Better Than “Debt Settlement?”

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What am I to think when a site says: “Debt Restructure” is better than “Debt Settlement” and is FTC complaint. What am I to think? Here is the full image of the site with the claim on it. What makes the statement even more ironic is that the company making the statement is called Next Generation Debt Settlement. So would ... Read More »

Say It Ain’t So. 79 Year Old Sold Work At Home Debt Settlement Business.


A tipster (send in your tips here) brought the article below to my attention. It’s by Kevin Leininger out of Fort Wayne. I’m pasting the entire article here since I could not adequately capture the issue in an excerpt. Now granted MacDermott is an adult and able to enter into an agreement but come on, does anyone think this was ... Read More »

Can We Make It Any More Complicated With Shielded Circle?


A debt settlement company forwarded to me a copy of a recent pitch they received from a company called Shielded Circle whose slogan is “Financial Integrity for Life.” Consumers are already confused by who is doing what in some of the debt settlement contracts. I can’t imagine how confusing it would be to add the layers of options and service ... Read More »

Debt Network USA Setting Off to Offer Face-to-Face Debt Settlement Presentations

I just had a great conversation with an attorney about what I learned from my experience with sending agents out to collect documents in the debt relief industry. I was sharing with him all the difficult lessons learned and why I would not suggest people do that. Maybe at some point I’ll write more about that experience. And then my ... Read More »

Consumer Law Group Bails Out of North Carolina After Attorney Model Fails

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WRAL television in Raleigh, NC is reporting Consumer Law Group of Florida, who was recently sued by the NC Attorney General, has agreed to pull out of North Carolina. Under North Carolina law, it’s illegal to charge an upfront fee to help negotiate debts, also called debt adjusting or debt settlement. Some companies promising debt relief, including Consumer Law Group, ... Read More »

C2C Announces Their New Legal Model for Selling Debt Settlement


Coast to Coast Financial Counseling (c2cfinancialcounseling.com) is apparently holding presentation meetings about their new “Face to Face” legal model for selling debt settlement services. The slides are below. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? I can always use your help. If you have a tip or information you want to share, you can get ... Read More »

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Beta Testing Face-to-Face Meetings

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me information that Legal Helpers Debt Resolution is moving ahead with their plan to continue selling advanced fee debt settlement services through their “hopefully” complaint avoidance of the new FTC telemarketing sales rules. Apparently in the Los Angeles – Orange County area they have had some agents going out and meeting with ... Read More »

Life After Debt System. A Way for Debt Settlement Companies to Make Extra $$$.

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A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a copy of a recent email sent out by the United States Organization of Bankruptcy Alternatives (USOBA). The email to other USOBA members is promoting a package called Life After Debt with the message; The Life After Debt System is a consumer financial education package allowing debt settlement companies to receive ... Read More »

Debt Settlement FTC TSR Ruling and Legal Model Informational Webinar by Tami Brown

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If anyone attends this webinar and wants to post a comment about what was discussed I’m sure we’d all love to hear what the compliant plan is. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Starts: Tuesday October 05, 2010 at 02:00PM EDT Ends: Tuesday October 05, 2010 at 03:00PM EDT Intended For: Debt Settlement Company ... Read More »

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