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Liberty Debt Consultants, Trying to Old Defective Novation Approach Yet Again

A tipster (send in your tips here) brought a site for Liberty Debt Consultant to my attention. It appears they are attempting to use the old “we’ll take over your debt” or novation approach. The process begins when our principle company actually assumes the liability of your debt using an official notarized document. – Liberty Debt Consultants Only one problem ... Read More »

    Credit Answers Still Pushing Debt Mediation Initiative. USOBA Kicks Them Out.

    Credit Answers Mailer DMI

    A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following mailer that went out recently to consumers. It is another version of the Credit Answers mailer I covered in Credit Answers Hides Behind DMI Mailer to Consumers. The mailer included a link that led to a web page that used the USOBA logo as you can see in the ... Read More »

      DebtOne Financial Solutions and EnDebt to Pay GA Nearly Half Million in Fines

      Ready to Collapse

      Hat tip to a wonderful tipster (send in your tips here) for a heads up on this one. EnDebt, LLC, doing business as DebtOne Financial Solutions, LLC, and EnDebt’s owner, Eric Delariva, were ordered by a Fulton County Superior Court Judge to pay fines and restitution for a series of violations of Georgia’s Fair Business Practices Act as well as ... Read More »

        Florida Finally Opens Investigation Into Nonprofit Credit Counselor United Financial Systems

        United Financial Systems

        The State of Florida has finally opened an investigation to look into the massive number of consumer complaints about the Florida nonprofit credit counseling organization, United Financial Systems. As of today there are 650 BBB complaints and 45 Florida Attorney General complaints filed. For past stories on I have written about the growing mess at United Financial Systems, click here. ... Read More »

          Another Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Site Grows Out of Freedom Debt Center

          I was reading a ripoff report complaint against Freedom Debt Center and when I clicked on the link for www.freedomdebtcenter.com it forwarded me to debtresolutioncenter.com which is owned by Jawad Nesheiwat. – Source, Source This is interesting because this is yet another site that pretends to be a law firm operating as Legal helpers Debt Resolution but is most likely ... Read More »

            Final Notice for Credit Card Accounts – A Mailer to Throw Away

            Express Settlement Services

            A tipster (send in your tips here) forwarded me the mailer going out below. It has all the hallmarks of a mailer consumers should avoid. First off it pretends to be an official looking mailer and references programs like “The 2011 Credit Card Financial Relief Program” and the “2010 Economic Stimulus Package.” First off, there is no such thing as ... Read More »

              Apparently Debt Quest USA Did Not Get the Memo From the FTC on Marketing

              Debt Request USA

              A wonderful tipster (send in your tips here) alerted me to the Debt Quest USA home page and the claims they are making. I was surprised to see a company still using advertising language that flies in the face of the FTC telemarketing sales rules. As you can see they say the typical client has their payments cut in half, ... Read More »

                National Relief Shows You What NOT to Do.

                National Relief

                A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me the link to the National Relief site and asked me to look at the top of the site. Just my opinion, but that’s how a company gets a target on its back. I would strongly advise against anyone advertising using either “100% FTC Compliant” or the FTC logo on their site. ... Read More »

                  Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and a Whole Bunch of Others Just Served With a Class Action

                  A tipster (send in your tips here) directed my attention to a recent class action suit file in New Jersey against a whole host of Legal Helper Debt Resolution friends. In fact the suit names the salesperson involved in the sale of these debt relief services. That will be a cold splash of water for many debt relief salespeople. Here ... Read More »

                    Debt Settlement Servicing Company Doesn’t Add Up

                    CA DSSC Search

                    A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me an email that went out to recruit affiliates. You can see the email below. But How Can They Get So Much Basic Stuff So Wrong The Debt Settlement Servicing Company says they are Debt Settlement Servicing Company, LLC and located at 655 S. Main Street #200-404, Orange, CA 92868. – Source. ... Read More »

                      Why is TASC Saying Consumers Pay Really High Interest Rates in Credit Counseling?

                      A tipster (send in your tips here) just brought this video to my attention. It features Dave Leuthold the executive director of TASC, until recently. I’m not sure what happened over at TASC but it looks like they cleaned house. In fact as of today they are down to 58 members and I can’t find a mention of Leuthold there ... Read More »

                        Debt Restructure Market Sends Out Affiliate Pitch

                        Debt Restructure Market

                        A super tispter sent in the following email being sent out by Debt Restructure Market to find affiliates. A couple of points really caught my eye. I know that NoteWorld is taking great exception to the phrase NoteWorld Approved. NoteWorld does not approve the company model and issues no public statement of approval. The pitch is that affiliates will earn ... Read More »

                          Consumer Debt Assistance Deceptive Mailer – Credit Card Balance Reduction Opportunity 2011

                          Consumer Debt Assistance TASC

                          One of the AACC members forwarded me a deceptive mailer a consumer had received. The number on the mailer, 888-354-8913, goes to Consumer Debt Assistance. The Consumer Debt Assistance site boldly displays the TASC logo but guess what, that appears to be deceptive as well. According to TASC membership records, Consumer Debt Assistance is not a member. – Source The ... Read More »

                            Peter Popoff Debt Relief Scammer? Erase Your Debt With Supernatural Massive Intervention Using Miracle Spring Water.

                            Peter Popoff

                            I’m not sure what to say about this. I know if I come across as cynical I’m going to be attacked by some since this involves religion. I am not attacking religion. If anything I’m attacking a caught scammer who is manipulating people using religion to eliminate their debt problems. A fantastic tipster (send in your tips here) sent in ... Read More »

                              IRS Wants More Than a Million Dollars Back from Ossenfort of Pioneer Credit Counseling

                              Ossenfort 990

                              Back in the middle of December I got a tip that Todd Ossenfort of Pioneer Credit Counseling had received a notice from the IRS that he had to repay over a million dollars from an issue surrounding private benefit transaction. At the time I looked at their 990 return and noticed two areas. One was the internal family relationships I ... Read More »

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