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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 »

                  U-Fi Student Loan Debt Reduction Mailer Review

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                  An amazing reader J sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. This mailer is for a purported student loan debt reduction or consolidation from U-Fi a Nelnet partnership. The mailer says you can “Save with a Refinance Loan from U-Fi.” There are a couple of concerns I have with the mailer. While the ... Read More »

                    David Fishman of Arbitronix and Debtbusters Thinks I’m an Idiot

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                    So I just got the following email from someone who says they are David Fishman, the President of Paladin Resolution consisting of Arbitronix and Debtbusters. I’m happy to let people express a point or opinion so here is his letter to the editor, so to speak. “Mr. Rhode. I am a subscriber to your daily blurb on the debt settlement ... Read More »

                      Former Legal Helpers Employee Wonders About Colonial Law Group

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                      I received a tip from someone who claimed to be a former Legal Helpers Debt Resolution employee who pointed out something I should look at and raised an interesting observation. The person wondered if Legal Helpers Debt Resolution may have some relationship or link with Colonial law Group since, as they observed, the client agreements are nearly identical. What! There ... Read More »

                        Law Offices of Angela Muller Hit With $100K CT Bill and CA Disciplinary Charges

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                        The State of Connecticut recently posted an action they took with Law Offices of Angela Muller, APC, and Angela Elizabeth Muller. It appears from the State Bar Court of California that Angela Mueller received a Notice of Disciplinary Charges on July 8, 2015. Another record shows five different case numbers filed on the same date. The Connecticut Department of Banking ... Read More »

                          Renaissance Debt Solutions Hit with TCPA Suit

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                          In yet another Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit, which seem to be coming fast and furious, Renaissance Debt Solutions is the unlucky named party. On July 29, 2015, Paul Sapan filed suit against Renaissance Debt Solutions over nine telephone calls “wherein they tried to pitch debt modification services.” In this case the consumer received two calls in January, four ... Read More »

                            Howard Feinmel, Paul Herman Both Suspended Debt Attorneys for Now

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                            Readers of this site will recognize the name of Florida attorney Howard Feinmel. Over the years he’s appeared in a number of articles. You can click here to see them. According to a document from the Supreme Court of Florida from July 24, 2015 it appears Feinmel will be have his ability to practice law in Florida, revoked for five ... Read More »

                              CFPB Says if Morgan Drexen Owes You Money You Are Potentially SOL

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                              The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finally taken down the old Morgan Drexen website and put up a message of their own. See MorganDrexen.com for the latest version of the CFPB informational message. But yesterday on the CFPB website they put up advice and information for consumers who were harmed in the Morgan Drexen / Walter Ledda debacle. The most ... Read More »

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