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FreeScore.com – Debt Relief Television Commercial

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Commercial Name: FreeScore.com Car Dealership Record Date: 11-06-2010 Network/Channel: WRAZ Fox Description: Man is sitting at car dealership and is denied for loan. Men in spandex standing behind him, one short guy in hockey mask. Just one bad credit score can really hurt you. Track your credit score at FreeScore.com. Shows screen that says “3 Free Credit Scores.” [quicktime]http://getoutofdebt.org/member/video/FreeScore.com-20101106.mov[/quicktime] The ... Read More »

    Mortgage Help Center – Debt Relief Television Commercial

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    Commercial Name: Mortgage Help Center Record Date: 11-06-2010 Network/Channel: WRAZ Fox Description: Mortgage Help Center 1-800- 211-5251 Claims your mortgage payments can be cut in half. Struggling to make mortgage payments? Lower your mortgage payments to affordable level. Reduce interest to record low percent. Don’t worry about foreclosure anymore. Don’t worry about your bills. [quicktime]http://getoutofdebt.org/member/video/MortgageHelpCenter-20101106.mov[/quicktime] The debt relief commercial above ... Read More »

      J Hass Group Becomes the Fingo Group?

      Thanks to a brilliant tipster (send in your tips here) I received word that the J Hass Group has allegedly closed down and reopened as a tax exempt company known as Fingo Group in Arizona. And apparently in the same office. The address for Fingo Group was also used by J. Hass Group as well. (7590 E GRAY RD #204, ... Read More »

        I Am An Attorney Affiliate of Legal Helpers Debt Resolution (LHDR) But Have Concerns

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        “Dear Steve, I am an attorney affiliate for LHDR. They have told me that it complies with FTC regulation because I am having a face to face meeting. In addition they have added a litigation defense clause in their agreement so it is not merely a loop hole to the FTC. My concern is after the fees are paid what ... Read More »

          Debt Management Company to Pay $4.5 Million to Settle Debt Management Complaints

          Amerix Corporation

          Attorney General John Kroger today announced a $4.5 million multi-state settlement that resolves allegations that AscendOne Corporation misled consumers about their debt management services. “Consumers who are struggling to manage their debt need help, not deceptive marketing of debt management plans,” said Keith Dubanevich, Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to Attorney General Kroger. Today’s settlement is with AscendOne Corporation, ... Read More »

            Metron Services and Miracle Debt Group Hit With Class Action Suit for Debt Relief Activities

            Metron Services and Miracle Debt Group have just been sued. Here are the allegations from the suit. They might sound very familiar to some. Allegations By July 2009, Plaintiffs had accumulated consumer credit card debt totaling more than $101,000 (the “Debt”). In July 2009, Plaintiffs received a mailed advertisement Miracle Debt wherein Miracle Debt claimed that it could settle consumer ... Read More »

              Listen to Secret Shopper Call to Advocate Group to Settle My Debt

              Here is a secret shopper call I made to a group that presents themselves as a company that is backed by attorneys, which I could not confirm, and they claim they are only registered in two states. They also charge a 10% fee based on the amount of debt, 100% up-front. Debt Advocate Sales Pitch Highlights From the Call I ... Read More »

                DMP Payments Late Through Americorp from First Consumer Debt Consolidation/Hess Kennedy. Who’s Responsible?

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                A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me the following statement and I’m posting it in hopes of hearing from others with information about the situation to see if anyone has any additional scoop on the situation. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Need More Help? Tipster says: “Thank you for your site. I am a ... Read More »

                  Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Makes Odd BBB Claim and Says Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

                  LHDR Credible

                  A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me an email and pointed out the following prominently placed statement on the Legal Helpers Debt Resolution website (lhdrhelp.com): CREDIBLE Legal Helpers Debt Resolution is a true national law firm with offices in 50 states. They have a favorable rating with the BBB and all attorneys are licensed with their state bar ... Read More »

                    Debt Care Processing / Debt Care USA Affiliate Marketing Pitch

                    A tipster (send in your tips here) sent the following email in that was received from Debt Care Processing (site archive) / Debt Care USA (site archive). The offer seems to be very light on FTC TSR compliance and how to stay out of trouble. It does mention face-to-face meetings with the traditional and hybrid models but hopefully anyone wandering ... Read More »

                      Yet Another “Avoid the TSR” Pitch – RE: COLLECT DEBT SETTLEMENT FEES IN ADVANCE! ELIMINATE FACE-TO-FACE WORRIES.

                      Credit-Maxx

                      Thanks to an awesome tipster (send in your tips here) I received the email and attachment below. By itself it’s nothing new but it was the non-disclosure agreement that caught my eye. The document says it was created by Gil Medeiros who I remembered writing about, here. (Additional information) The tipster (send in your tips here) that sent this information ... Read More »

                        P&E Solutions Admits to Client Data Stolen. – Debi

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                        IN JUNE OF THIS YEAR I SIGNED UP WITH DEBT SELECT TO HELP ME WITH MY DEBT SHORTLY AFTER THE PERSON WHO I SIGNED UP WITH WAS NO LONGER WITH THE COMPANY ( A CO WORKER SIGNED UP TOO) BOTH MY CO WORKER AND I JUST RECEIVED A LETTER FROM P&E SOLUTIONS SAYING OUR PERSONAL INFO HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM ... Read More »

                          I Can’t Get Through to the Credit Exchange. – Victoria

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                          phone number change or disconnect. I’m with the Credit Exchange for debt settlement. I’m attempting to find a phone number for the Credit Exchange that I can use to get through to them. I also need a fax number that hasn’t been changed or disconnected. If anyone knows, please help. Thank You, Victoria It’s time to put debt behind you ... Read More »

                            Secret Shopper Debt Settlement Call. How Do You Think They Did?

                            Yesterday I made my first secret shopper call after the FTC TSR went fully into force. My vote of the call yesterday was a FAIL. You can read my comments on that call here. So today I decided to call the exact same company back and confirm what the sales representative had told me yesterday. That didn’t happen. Today I ... Read More »

                              I Wonder How They Are Getting Around Fee Splitting?

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                              I’m in possession of an email sent out by Coast to Coast Financial Counseling that is promoting the huge big new opportunity for debt settlements affiliates, surprise…bankruptcy. Yes, you know that thing you’ve been selling against all this time, well guess what, the ugly girl you were making fun of is now your girlfriend. Subject: Bankruptcy: Hitting a Home Run ... Read More »

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