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Free Debt Relief Industry Regulation and Legislation Tracking

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I’m happy to announce today that both consumers and debt relief companies will now have FREE access to debt relief industry compliance, regulation, and legislation resources. This site module for the GetOutOfDebt.org site will give site visitors fee access to be better informed and educated about debt relief industry regulations. In this module you will find: Updates on current debt ... Read More »

    All About ZipDebt.com

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    Company Name ZipDebt.com Owners/Managers Charles J. Phelan Physical Street Address 1835 S Centre City Parkway Suite A-507 Escondido, CA 92025 Contact Information Charles J. Phelan Toll-free 866-515-2360 charles@zipdebt.com Website http://www.ZipDebt.com Description of Services Provided Since 2004, ZipDebt.com has offered Charles Phelan’s Do-It-Yourself Debt Negotiation Training & Coaching Program™. Clients receive the EXPERT COACHING needed to achieve professional results WITHOUT the ... Read More »

      NFCC and Nonprofit Credit Counseling Must Be Dreaming They Are Falling

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      Recently there was a meeting of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (“NFCC”) where the State of the Union was laid out for credit counseling groups attending. It was actually called the 2011 State of the Credit Counseling and Financial Education Sector Address The published remarks from that speech by Susan Keating, President and CEO of NFCC, paint a somewhat ... Read More »

        Get Your Debt Relief Company Featured for Free on the GetOutOfDebt.org Site

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        Frankly I’m not sure why I didn’t launch this feature earlier but here it is now. In an effort to help educate consumers about the debt relief companies that are around and serving people I’m happy to feature companies on the site. IT’S FREE TO BE FEATURED. “OK Steve, what’s the catch?” You’d think there should be a catch since ... Read More »

          Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Global Client Solutions Named in NJ Class Action

          Dora Smith v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Global Client Solutions, Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns On September 22, 2011 this New Jersey class action case against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Global Client Solutions was moved to Federal Court. The case states: “On March 17, 2010, Plaintiff and Defendant Legal Helpers Debt Resolution entered into an agreement by which ... Read More »

            Nationwide Debt Direct – Site Review

            Company Name Nationwide Debt Direct Address Nationwide Debt Direct, LLC 3803 Parkwood Blvd., Suite 100 Frisco, TX 75034 Additional Contact Information 866-586-0942 866-206-5231 jdelage@csoacorp.com Company Description Nationwide Debt Direct is a debt settlement company that helps consumers across the country develop a solution to deal with intolerable amounts of credit card debt and other unsecured debts. We at Nationwide Debt ... Read More »

              Credit Counseling, Inc. Hit With Georgia Class Action Suit

              Credit Counseling, Inc., a Florida company, was hit with a Georgia Class action suit that was just moved to Federal Court. The issue appears to be charging Georgia resident more than the law allows for debt relief services. Alan Silverberg is the president of Credit Counseling, Inc. and is name as a Defendant as well. At issue is a problem ... Read More »

                Leaked Document Says DebtConnect Online Part of Settlement Process for Persels & Associates

                Persels & Associates

                A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a document from inside Persels & Associates that lays out current client debt settlement success rates. The percentage of settlements is interesting but what really caught my eye was the statement that after implementing the DebtConnect Online solution that it was easier to secure some better settlement offers for clients. DebtConnect ... Read More »

                  Cambridge Life Solutions in Canada the Focus of Additional Investigation

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                  I’ve previously written about Cambridge Life Solutions in Canada and how it is a U.S. company that is targeting Canadians for advanced fee for-profit debt settlement services. A company in Canada did their own investigation on Cambridge Life Solutions and a tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a link to their investigation. I did enjoy how Total Debt ... Read More »

                    NFCC Appears to be Talking Out of Both Sides of Their Mouth

                    Recently the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (“NFCC”), the nonprofit franchise operation for credit counseling outfits, filed a public statement in which they were winging about the amount of funding they get from creditors. Historically, a significant amount of support for those activities came from creditors in the form of “fair share.” In recent times, however, and due in a ... Read More »

                      World Law Debt and Others Sued by FTC for Misrepresentation

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                      The FTC has stepped in and sued some debt relief companies in an effort to get them to stop impersonating federal agencies. This case is important since it targets the claims made by a debt relief agency and requires the claims made to be true. The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court to halt the ... Read More »

                        Persels & Associates and Care One Settle Nationwide Class Action. Lawyers Win.

                        A reader and tipster (send in your tips here) sent me in a copy of the class action settlement agreement that has been presented to the court in the Persels & Associates class action case that began in November of 2010. Actually this looks like it was a fairly speedy affair. The class action settlement states there were 125,012 consumers ... Read More »

                          Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Accused of Orchestrating Conspiracy by Safeguard

                          According to court documents, a former Legal Helpers Debt Resolution marketer is none too happy with either Legal Helpers Debt Resolution or Nationwide Referral Services. The following information is alleged or stated in court documents filed in Federal court on September 8, 2011. Safeguard Support Services (“Safeguard”) is located in Florida and was a branch office of Legal Helpers Debt ... Read More »

                            Atlas Consumer Cooperative and Fingo Group is a Big Mistake I Think? – Valerie

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                            “Dear Steve, I am in CC debt for $47,000.00 and signed up with Atlas/Fingo in April 2011. I was looking for a way to lessen my debt so i could have a chance of paying it off in a reasonable amount of time. I saw the question from Jenny regarding the Atlas/Fingo group and hope i didn’t make a big ... Read More »

                              Consumers Who are Current, Targeted for Debt Relief Sales

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                              A new trend is emerging of companies that are targeting consumers that are current on their bills for debt relief services. This probably grows out of the fact the number of consumers behind and in trouble continues to diminish as time ticks by since the peak in 2009. It’s a devious trick to target these consumers. The sales pitch will ... Read More »

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