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Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Mailer

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Letter

An awesome tipster (send in your tips here) just sent me a copy of the following letter received by a consumer that was being solicited for debt settlement services. What would be intriguing to find out is how they received the consumer name and mailing address. On this previous post a commenter said according to Florida Bar rules “Lawfirms and ... Read More »

    Let’s Play Do They Comply – CreditCard-Debt.us.com


    A tipster (send in your tips here) brought the following site to my attention, CreditCard-Debt.us.com. The tipster (send in your tips here) said: Who is buying leads from this company? They are clearly lead gen based. They may be selling leads to companies that are not aware of what they are saying to a consumer to have them fill out ... Read More »

      Attorney Model Debt Settlement Companies, Affiliates, and Marketers are Not Going to Like What’s Coming From the FTC


      This past weekend I held a meeting titled the “Rally in Raleigh” where a number of debt relief companies, and some guest regulators got together to talk openly and honestly about the current state of the debt relief industry. We wound up focusing more on debt settlement since it is a subset of the debt relief industry that is going ... Read More »

        The US Credit Card Relief Plan of 2010 – Deceptive Mailer

        2010 US Credit Card Hardsjip Mailer - Cover

        I’d like to give a big hat tip to USOBA for sending me the mailer below that a consumer received. It is entirely deceptive and consumers need to be warned to watch for this in their mail. As you can see from the cover of the mailer it appears to contain information about the recipients Visa or MasterCard account. It ... Read More »

          Court Slams the Door on Ring of Debt Relief Providers Violating Telemarketing Sales Rules

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          At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal district court in Chicago has shut down an international robocall ring that allegedly conned consumers out of $995 each with false promises that it would reduce their credit card interest rates, but provided little or nothing in return. As part of its crackdown on frauds that seek to take advantage ... Read More »

            Rally in Raleigh Quick Video Recap

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            While we are busy working on the footage fro the Rally in Raleigh on November 13, 2010, we were able to put together this quick recap. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? I can always use your help. If you have a tip or information you want to share, you can get it to ... Read More »

              Ohio Sues National Homeownership Assistance Foundation, American Debt Relief Foundation, and VA Payment Reduction Notification

              OH Complaints

              According to the Dayton Daily News and Randy Tucker, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is going after some bad actor mortgage modification companies. Cordray is seeking civil penalties and restitution for homeowners who paid an average $2,500 up front to have their mortgages modified to reduce payments. Three interrelated companies are at the center of the most recent spate of ... Read More »

                The Rally in Raleigh November, 2010. Aftermath.

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                This past weekend my first ever Rally in Raleigh was held in order to bring together members of the debt relief industry to try to engage in a conversation on how to make the debt relief industry a safer and better place for consumers. Alex Viecco from New Era Debt Solutions offering some feedback as everyone listens. The following people ... Read More »

                  Debt Relief Marketers Advised to Avoid Any of These Items

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                  A tipster (send in your tips here) forwarded me the marketing agreement of a debt relief company that its affiliates must sign. It is a big document and I’m working my way through it but I did want to point out what the agreement says the marketer cannot say. What do you think, will a marketer steer clear of these ... Read More »

                    Located in Florida or Calling Florida Residents? You Better Have a Telemarketing License.

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                    If you are a debt relief company that has a call center located in Florida, your business address is in Florida, or you call Florida residents, you had better make sure you have a business telemarketing license and your individual employees hold a commercial telephone salesperson license from the State of Florida. In the past the need for a telemarketing ... Read More »

                      John Orcutt, Esq. Bankruptcy – Debt Relief Television Commercial

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                      Commercial Name: John Orcutt, Esq Bankruptcy Record Date: 11-10-2010 Network/Channel: WLFL Description: Stop foreclosure, stop repo, stop creditor harassment, modify mortgages, 800-Lawyers, 800-529-9377, free consultation with bankruptcy attorney. [quicktime]http://getoutofdebt.org/member/video/JohnOrcuttEsq-20101110.mov[/quicktime] The debt relief commercial above is presented only as an example and archive of debt relief marketing and NOT AS AN ENDORSEMENT by this site. The commercial is archived for research ... Read More »

                        CareOne – Debt Relief Television Commercial

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                        Commercial Name: CareOne Today Record Date: 11-09-2010 Network/Channel: Retro TV Description: Stressed over credit cards and other debts maybe through no fault of your own. Commercial Describes CareOne providers give help. 800-977-6248. Credit card companies trying to keep us in debt. Lower payments, reduce interest rates, pay-off debts. We can help with credit card and other debts. Promotes CareOneToday.com. [quicktime]http://getoutofdebt.org/member/video/CareOneToday-20101109.mov[/quicktime] ... Read More »

                          InCharge Debt Solutions You’ve Exceeded Your Limit – Debt Relief Television Commercial

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                          Commercial Name: InCharge Debt Solutions You’ve Exceeded Your Limit Record Date: 11-09-2010 Network/Channel: Retro TV Description: Man is walking into office building elevator and everyone he comes in contact with is uttering statements normally heard from creditors. “You’ve exceeded your limit.” “Your late charges are stacking up.” “We didn’t get a payment from you last month.” “We are going to ... Read More »

                            BestDebtSettlementProgram.net Makes Some Big Promises, But Are They True?

                            A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a request for me to look at BestDebtSettlementProgram.net and look at the claims the site actually buys the debt of the consumer. The site claims to: We Buy Your Debts! Much Faster Results Than Most Debt Settlement Programs Pay Only 55 Cents for Every Dollar You Owe – Guaranteed! The site ... Read More »

                              Morgan Drexen Loses Bronze Accreditation From DSCP

                              A tipster (send in your tips here) brought the following item to my attention from the Debt Settlement Consumer Protection site. Morgan Drexen’s Accreditations have been revoked When we originally reviewed Morgan Drexen on Debt Settlement Consumer Protection, we gave them a bronze accreditation (lowest DSCP accreditation). Because of public outcry we have removed any accreditation from Morgan Drexen. Their ... Read More »

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