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An Open Letter to Lloyd Ward and Amanda Ward

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Dear Lloyd Ward, Esq. and Amanda Ward, Yesterday I published a new story that named you both and your debt relief related affiliated companies you either own, have an interest in, or work for. You can find that story here. I just wanted to be clear for the public record that I truly hold no animosity or grudge against you, ... Read More »

    Receiver Asked to be Appointed in TX to Collect Judgment Against Lloyd Ward Judgment Debtors

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    A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a copy of documents filed on March 1, 2012 in a case Kelly Hawkins v. Lloyd Ward, Lloyd Ward, PC, Lloyd Ward & Associates, and Lloyd Ward Group, PC. The case was originally filed in Kansas. The Texas application for turnover relief and appointment of a turnover receiver was filed by ... Read More »

      Integrity Debt Solutions – Let’s Play “Do They Comply?”

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      Error Report 2-11-2016 I received an error report on this story from a Gary Wayne. Thank you Gary for the update. Here is what Gary just sent in. “The story in question located at the URL provided is claiming that our benefits to clients are either unsupported or unfounded. My name is Gary Wayne and I am the Owner & ... Read More »

        Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force – StopFraud.gov

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        The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force website, which can be found at StopFraud.gov, is comprised of senior-level officials from a broad number of federal financial and criminal investigative agencies. While this is not a brand new agency, with the continued focus on consumers and financial fraud, it’s one that you should be aware of. With more than 20 federal agencies, ... Read More »

          RIMS – Radiology Images Made Simple. New Home for Tim McCallan and Tom Roland

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          A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a message that troubled AmeriCorp company owner Tim McCallan and Tom Roland have embarked on a new endeavor outside of debt relief. This time it’s medical imaging. The new company, Radiology Images Made Simple, Inc is registered at 135 Crossways Park Drive, #203, Woodbury, NY 11797. Coincidently that happens to be ... Read More »

            CFPB Lays Out What It Will Look For as an Abusive or Deceptive Practice

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            The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released material which lays out how it will investigate and/or identify unfair, deceptive or abusive acts and practices. This has a serious impact on the entire debt relief industry, non-profits included. The rules and regulations, to me, appear to be clear that the underlying issue is if the material and activities by the ... Read More »

              Hero Reader Sends in More Evidence of B.S. 2010 U.S. Stimulus Plan

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              A reader and tipster (send in your tips here) just sent me this ridiculous example of a deceptive debt relief mailer. I’ve previously published examples of the 2010 U.S. Stimulus Plan mailer that has been sent out but what makes this so ridiculous is that the same consumer gets the same mailer about a week apart, both proclaiming this is ... Read More »

                Nationwide Referral Services Says Sharing Fees With Lawyers for Debt Settlement Fees is Illegal

                A reader sent me a tip that a case between Safeguard Support Services and Legal Helpers Debt Resolution in Florida was still ongoing but in talks to settle. I’ve written about the case before. See Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Accused of Orchestrating Conspiracy by Safeguard. The reader said: The other and most recent has both sides mutually filing with the ... Read More »

                  Silverleaf Debt Solutions Hit With indiana Default Judgment

                  On February 10, 2012 Silverleaf Debt Solutions of Dallas, Texas was hit with a default judgment by the State of Indiana. Apparently Silverleaf Debt Solutions received this default judgment because they failed to respond to the Indiana inquiries. According to the default judgment against Silverleaf Debt Solutions, LLC entered, the company, Silverleaf, failed to “appear, plead, or otherwise respond” to ... Read More »

                    Indiana Going After or Looking at a Number of Debt Relief Companies

                    According to the Office of the Attorney General of Indiana, they are going after a number of debt relief companies and have filed recent suits. The Attorney General’s Office filed lawsuits against: Consumer Credit Group of Florida and Proactive Planning Solutions of Arizona for violating Indiana’s Do Not Call Law and Auto-Dialer Act known as the robo-call law. Both companies ... Read More »

                      Debt Solutions Research Group Makes Me Mad as Hell, Even After Sleeping On It

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                      Yesterday a consumer posted a complaint about Debt Solutions Research Group – Royal Pacific Financial. You can see it here. I’ve seen enough complaints and shenanigans that not much stuff makes me downright boiling mad, but the way this consumer was treated sure did. And if you are in the debt relief industry, it should make you mad as hell ... Read More »

                        Consumer Delinquent Debt Falls in Q4 2011 But Slows. See Detailed Charts.

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                        The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has just released their latest study on household debt and credit. Aggregate consumer debt fell $126 billion to $11.53 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2011. This represents a 1.1 percent decrease from the $11.66 trillion reported in the prior quarter’s findings. The report also revealed further declines in real estate debt and ... Read More »

                          Golden Financial Services Misplaces BBB A+ Rating

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                          Yesterday I wrote Golden Financial Services Says the Darndest Things About Being a Law Firm. The article came to the attention of the BBB who apparently decided they were going to take some sort of action. According to the new BBB page for them, “! BBB Business Review on Golden Financial Services Debt Settlement Corp. is being updated by BBB ... Read More »

                            Golden Financial Services Says the Darndest Things About Being a Law Firm

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                            A debt industry professional tipster (send in your tips here) sent me the following email from a Paul Paquin who is promoting an attorney based debt settlement company. The email says: Why Are You Still Doing the Face-to-Face Debt Settlement Model? There’s NO “Face to Face” Necessary! | You’ll Close 50% More Business! Our Multijurisdictional Law Firm Does All the ... Read More »

                              Debt Collection Industry Sees Compliance and Customer Service as Key in 2012

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                              I need to vent for a moment. Have I not been saying now for some time now that in the debt relief industry both compliance to rules and regulations, along with exceptional customer service is the key to moving forward? In fact in my latest article on this subject I was talking about how critical these issues are for the ... Read More »

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