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Superior Debt Relief Services And Their Incomplete Settlement Averages

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A reader sent me a link to the Superior Debt Relief Services page on “Past Settlement Averages” and wanted my opinion on what it presented. Well if we were looking for a good example of what not to do in presenting fair and balanced information to consumers, this would be it. I’ll give them a half prop for trying to ... Read More »

    FTC Issues Advertising Data On Why Using “Up to” in Ads is Problematic

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    The Federal Trade Commission today released an FTC-commissioned study indicating that when marketers use the phrase “up to” in claims about their products, many consumers are likely to believe that they will achieve the maximum “up to” results. The study describes what a test group of consumers thought about ads for replacement home windows that purportedly would provide “up to ... Read More »

      The Credit Repair Group Named in Robocalling Suit

      The Credit Repair Group, allegedly located at 12802 Valley View Street, Suite 4, Garden Grove, California 92845. was recently named in a lawsuit that alleges they were making robocalls to at least one consumer and repeatedly calling his cell phone. The suit states: “Within the last year, CRG contacted Plaintiff using an automated telephone dialer system (hereafter “Robocalls”). CRG placed ... Read More »

        Are Primerica Representatives Really Ready to Properly Sell Debt Management or Debt Settlement?

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        With the recent announcement that Primerica representatives are going to start promoting debt relief services it’s just got to open a whole new can of “what not to do” and pour it on consumers. Primercia representatives that sell investment and insurance have to take a whole series of exams to become licensed to sell those products. But what they don’t ... Read More »

          National Distressed Asset Relief Program – DARP, It’s B.S. Watch Out.

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          A hero reader with a debt relief company sent in a recent mailer for National Distressed Asset Relief Program they received on behalf of a client. The mailer fine print says it is somehow related to a law firm but makes no mention of the firm. The claims in the mailer give the recipient the impression they have just received ... Read More »

            DDS Debt Defense Services Still Up to Old Tactics

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            A reader sent me in an email Jason Pestritto sent out from a company called DDS, who I believe to be Debt Defense Services. This email came from the same Phoenix Marketing Managers that I raised issues about in “Debt Dispute: Phoenix Marketing Managers Claim to Offer Next Big Debt Relief Product – Debt Defense Services.” And while the service ... Read More »

              Is DebtConsolidation.com Smoking Dope?

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              A company called DebtConsolidation.com just put out a press release making some rather odd statements. They claim they are “a leading information and referral source for debt management and credit counseling” but seem to be instead providing misinformation instead. The reader who sent this to me was most upset by the statement they make, “”There is no signup fee for ... Read More »

                Credit Counselor or Debt Collector? Midland Credit Management Applies Clever Approach.

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                I just had an opportunity to look at the website for Midland Credit Management and I must say, for a collections agency they certainly appear more like a credit counseling group. Don’t get me wrong, it appear they provide full and apparent disclosure they are a debt collector, “Please understand that this is a communication from a debt collector. This ... Read More »

                  Nonprofit 501(c)3 Credit Counseling Group Kind of Offering Debt Settlement

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                  It seems like it’s been several years now since I first started talking about the need for nonprofit credit counseling groups to offer debt settlement as a tool they can use to assist consumers with. A reader sent me an email and pointed out that Community Credit Counseling Corporation out of New Jersey is now doing that openly. Apparently they ... Read More »

                    Brookstone Law Mailer. The Line Between Clever Advertising and Too Much.

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                    A reader shared the following mailer from Brookstone Law. In the past I have been very critical of attorney mailers selling real estate related services that appeared to be official government looking forms or notices. Those forms did not disclose they were attorney advertising and some even had official looking government seals and logos. This mailer from Brookstone Law raises ... Read More »

                      Oh Dear – Debt Help and Answers Site Needs Help

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                      Someone asked me to look at debthelpandanswers.com, and so I did. Clearly what we have here is a small player who is trying to attract potential customers. The site appears to be for a Marcella Hill. My clients are everyday American’s who are facing financial crisis due to the current economy and personal hardships. My clients are served by me, ... Read More »

                        Bogus National Debt Relief Hardship Program Mailer Still Being Sent

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                        First off I would like to applaud the debt relief company that sent me in this mailer. Good debt relief companies that care about consumers and who want to play a role is stamping out bogus advertising that hurt the entire industry, can play a role by forwarding material to me at [email protected] I’ve covered bogus mailers on The National ... Read More »

                          The Resolution Law Group Sued Over Claims in Mailer by First Mariner Bank

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                          It looks like another company marketing services against lenders has run into trouble as a result of their mailers. It’s somewhat similar to the claims made against another company, NHT Law Group. You can read that story here. It looks like mortgage lenders are going after these mass joinder like mailers more often. In the complaint filed against The Resolution ... Read More »

                            Debt Dispute: Phoenix Marketing Managers Claim to Offer Next Big Debt Relief Product – Debt Defense Services

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                            A tipster (send in your tips here) forwarded me an email from a company called Phoenix Marketing Managers that claims to have a superior product for the debt relief industry and is seeking affiliates. Only one problem, it seems like it is way too expensive and will draw the attention of regulators with some of the unsupported claims made. From ... Read More »

                              Beware of U.S. Federal Stimulus Package Mailer Promising Debt Help

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                              A reader sent in a mailer they recently received. I can’t believe these mailers are still being sent out. The mailer says, “You are hereby notified that benefits set aside, through the 2010 U.S. Federal Stimulus Package, in the name of [x] are set to expire as of 1/4/2012 at 12 Midnight E.S.T. If said benefits have not been redeemed, ... Read More »

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