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Are You at Risk of Refunds Back Two Years if Your Debt Settlement Clients File Bankruptcy? Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Judgment Says Yes.

Not long ago I was having a conversation with someone and we were talking about the big refunds debt settlement companies may face from having charged consumers advanced fees for services but not delivered them. The point was also mentioned that for debt settlement clients that enrolled in and paid fees for debt settlement services that later filed bankruptcy, for ... Read More »

    Novation Marketing Center and Novation Law Center Get a Shot Over The Bow

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    HARTFORD – Attorney General George Jepsen is warning consumers that the California companies, Novation Marketing Center and Novation Law Center, are not licensed in Connecticut to provide mortgage loan modification services and are not affiliated with Webster Bank. Jepsen received reports that the companies contacted Webster Bank customers in Connecticut with mortgage modification offers, falsely suggesting an affiliation with the ... Read More »

      West Virginia Gets a Permanent injunction and Summary Judgment Against CCDN


      Back in August of 2010 the State of West Virgnia went after Robert Lock, Phillip Manger and Credit Card Defense Network (CCDN). What makes this suit interesting, unlike this other one where CCDN was a target for their novation approach, is that the State of West Virginia is going after CCDN as a debt settlement company. In the complaint the ... Read More »

        Field Attorney’s Working in Debt Settlement Apparently Get Paid Diddly-Squat

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        A tipster (send in your tips here) just sent me in a document that outlines the fees paid to attorney’s that represent debt settlement clients for Persels & Associates and Consumer Law Associates. I can always use your help. If you have a tip or information you want to share, you can get it to me confidentially if you click ... Read More »

          Bank of America Debt Settlement Statement of Compliance

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          It appears that the Bank of America debt settlement statement companies must sign may pose a problem to certain legal model debt settlement companies. The first page says that Bank of America will only work with law firms that have provided in-person and direct face-to-face meetings. That’s just not happening. And in many case it’s with a notary or other ... Read More »

            Mass Joinder Marketing Fraud Alert Issued By California

            A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me an email that alerted me to an alert that has been published by the California Department of Real Estate. Alert from California Department of Real Estate California Department of Real Estate ** CONSUMER ALERT ** FRAUD WARNING REGARDING LAWSUIT MARKETERS REQUESTING UPFRONT FEES FOR SO-CALLED “MASS JOINDER” OR CLASS LITIGATION PROMISING ... Read More »

              Global Client Solutions and Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust Still Can’t Shake Free of KY Case

              Global Client Solutions and Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust were named in a case that had been filed back in May of 2010. The two entities have tried to get out by enforcing an arbitration clause, but the judge didn’t agree. On February 17, 2010 Judge Heyburn issued an opinion regarding the requests to dismiss GCS and Rocky on the ... Read More »

                The Life Raft Plan to Rescue Consumers Abandoned by a Closing Debt Settlement Company

                photo © 2008 Thomas | more info (via: Wylio)I’ve suggested to several debt settlement companies that they participate in a life raft rescue plan I’d like to put together to help save consumers that may be abandoned as debt settlement companies fail. The response from the companies I’ve talked to has been good and I’d like your feedback on the ... Read More »

                  Intertwined Safe Trust Financial, Vertexsoft, and P&E Solutions All File Bankruptcy. Blame FTC.

                  On February 7th Safe Trust Financial, Vertexsoft Corporation and P & E Solutions all filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. What follows is a review of the documents filed in that case to date. As of the date of this article, the case is ongoing and clients have been receiving notices from the bankruptcy court. 2-7-2011 Safe Trust Financial Bankruptcy ... Read More »

                    Arizona Attorney General Reaches Deal WIth Principal Reduction Group

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                    Attorney General Tom Horne today announced recently a settlement agreement with Scottsdale based Principal Reduction Group, LLC, and Brian Cutright, owner and operations manager of Principal Reduction Group, LLC. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, Principal Reduction Group and Brian Cutright agree to no longer engage in any activity, directly or on behalf of any third party, that involves originating, closing, ... Read More »

                      Mass Joinder Mortgage Litigation Secret Shopper Call Transcript. Not Good.

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                      Last week I made a secret shopper call to one of the companies that are advertising for mass joinder plaintiffs. My concern with the mass joinder mortgage litigation marketing is that the massive commissions being paid are going to lead to marketing abuses. In this call the marketing representative shared some interesting information. They told me that: I’d be financially ... Read More »

                        Brookstone Law, PC, Fights Defamatory Statements From Individuals Posing As Potential Clients and Representing Themselves As Associated With Brookstone

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                        Law Firm Dedicated to Protecting Consumers’ Rights Denounces Defamatory Internet Postings, Plans Aggressive Defense To Stop Negative Internet Campaign Newport Beach, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 11, 2011 An investigation by Brookstone Law PC has revealed allegedly illegal usage of the name and likeness of industry leaders Brookstone Law PC and Mitchell J. Stein, Esq. and their current lawsuits, according to Vito ... Read More »

                          BBB Canada Issues Warning About U.S. Debt Settlement Companies, Vortex Debt Group and Cambridge Life Solutions

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                          Looks like debt settlement troubles have headed up to Canada and a couple of U.S. based companies have made a noticeable splash. A Canadian newspaper is warning consumers to be wary of two specific U.S. based debt settlement companies. The Now is reporting: In the last two months, numerous companies identifying themselves as debt settlement experts or credit counsellors have ... Read More »

                            Mass Litigation Alliance Sends Presentation Showing Phillip Kramer and Mitchell Stein Working Together With MLA

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                            Mass Litigation Alliance just sent me the following presentation which is confusing because it sure looks like Mitchell Stein and Phillip Kramer are working together through Mass Litigation Alliance on selling consumers access into mass joinder mortgage litigation. The last slide is the one of most interest in making a connection between Kramer and Stein. I can always use your ... Read More »

                              Mesa Law Group Sending Out Form 1012-R Mass Joinder Mailer

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                              An awesome tipster (send in your tips here) uploaded a copy of the Form 1012-R mass joinder mailer they received. They said: After receiving 2 of these today I came to my computer to google the information which led me to your site. I did not find World Savings listed. I did however see your request for the entire mailing, ... Read More »

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