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Practical Debt Relief Student Loan Program – Review. Are They a Scam?

Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

Company Name Practical Debt Relief Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers The Practical Debt Relief website student loan page seems entirely confusing to the average consumer. The page top is about student loans but the examples given are for debt settlement. Then they launch back into student loan information. The disclaimer on the bottom of the page ... Read More »

    Professional Student Loan Solutions – Review. Are They a Scam?

    Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

    Company Name Professional Student Loan Solutions Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers Our researcher was able to get information from this company much easier than from other companies. I do have to give them props for sending the client agreement and fees without forcing consumers through hoops. A positive sign. The email they sent said: “Our website: ... Read More »

      Worth Unlimited Scam Comment Leads to Missing Complaints and this Review

      Performance transparency seems to be hidden or missing.

      Shane Sorensen came into the site and left the following comment on this question. He might have meant well but what is he really advising the reader to do? “Bob, check out this. This is helping me reach my goals and I’m getting out of debt in 1/2 the time and I didn’t change my income or my budget or ... Read More »

        Help Student Loan Default – Review. Are They a Scam?

        Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

        Company Name Help Student Loan Default / College Education Services Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers I saw an advertisement that claimed people with defaulted student loans could end their default in less than two minutes. That seemed misleading or deceptive since it was not a logically factual statement. It made me want to learn more about ... Read More »

          Student Consulting Group / Fix My Student Loan – Review. Are They a Scam?

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          Company Name Student Consulting Group Marketing Message “It would be great if I had some extra cash right now.” Who hasn’t said that more than once? I sure have. Whether it was to pay for a nice dinner, to go on a vacation, or to just buy something I wanted. It really hurts doubly when you say that and you ... Read More »

            GetDebtAid.com Student Loan Reduction Program – Review. Are They a Scam?

            Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

            Company Name GetDebtAid.com Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers I spotted an advertisement for student.getdebtaid.com. The advertisement took me to a site that appears to be nothing but a lead generation site. The claim is that people may qualify for student loan debt relief but no programs are actually expiring. In my opinion the advertisement is misleading. ... Read More »

              Student Loan Consolidation Assistance Slippery Slope of Compliance

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              Recently the site has received a number of great comments about if student loan consolidation assistance services should be regulated or are already regulated under state laws.You can read all the article on this topic, here. When talking about compliance issues for student loan assistance programs the argument seems to come down to one of two statements. We Are Not ... Read More »

                Connecticut Spanks New Crop of Debt Relief Companies

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                The latest data is out from the Connecticut Department of Banking identifying the debt relief companies they’ve taken some action with since January 1, 2013. As I’ve said time and time again, you don’t mess with Connecticut unless you are licensed as a debt relief provider and comply with the laws of the state. They don’t take kindly to debt ... Read More »

                  Student Loan Assistance Companies Need a Good Debt Relief Lawyer

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                  The more I talk to regulators around the country the more I’m hearing that student loan assistance companies that charge advance fees are operating illegally in a number of states. The issue is a bit murky at the moment but the argument is student loan assistance companies are charging advance fees and charging a fee for a service to assist ... Read More »

                    National Debt Relief Needs a Time-Out for Bad Behavior

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                    A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a question that made me want to investigate further. The reader said: “I read your recent article on National Debt Relief (same ownership as Eagle One). They are notorious for allegedly setting up fake ratings sites to make consumers believe they are a top rated debt relief company. This erodes consumer ... Read More »

                      Nation Wide Consumer Debt Relief – Review. Are They a Scam?

                      Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

                      Company Name Nation Wide Consumer Debt Relief Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers My initial reaction is their claim to be able to improve your credit score for an advance fee seems to run into trouble with the Fair Credit Organizations Act. For a company that’s been around since 2006, they don’t appear to have spent any ... Read More »

                        My College Loan Support / Default Student Loan Specialists – Review. Are They a Scam?

                        Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

                        Company Name My College Loan Support Default Student Loan Specialists Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers Student loan consolidation services. However, the company can’t be verified, the management is a mystery, the local appears to not be a real address and the domain ownership is hidden. The company also did not send the client agreement for review ... Read More »

                          Student Loan Repair Center – Review. Are They a Scam?

                          Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

                          Company Name Student Loan Repair Center Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers Promises to lower student loan payments or get student loans forgiven. Makes big claims on home page of results but does not give any support if those are typical results. Address Not available on contact us page. Only available in privacy policy. www.loanrepaircenter.com 1424 Hammocks ... Read More »

                            Student Loan Managers – Review. Are They a Scam?

                            Audit Stamp Shows Financial Accounting Examination

                            Company Name Student Loan Managers Our Impression of What the Company Offers to Consumers The company appears to offer services for federal student loans only to consolidate and/or reduce monthly payments or discharge student loans. Yet these services are available for free directly through the Department of Education to consumers but the company is not transparent about that fact. Depending ... Read More »

                              How to Run a Clean Student Loan Assistance Program

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                              Since I started writing about student loan rescue or assistance programs that look like they take unfair advantage of consumers I’ve heard from some that would like to know what a “legitimate” student loan assistance program actually would look like. You can see the current list of articles on this subject of student loan assistance or rescue issues, here. My ... Read More »

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