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FTC Publishes Banned From Debt Relief Listing

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The companies and people listed below are banned, by federal court orders, from participating in some or all types of the business of debt relief. Generally speaking, debt relief is any program or service that offers to renegotiate or change the terms of a debt between a person and one or more creditors or debt collectors, including a reduction of ... Read More »

    FTC Cracks Down on Debt Relief Schemes Targeting Student Loan and Mortgage Borrowers

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    The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have taken action against two operations charged with running phony student loan debt relief schemes, and defendants in a similar FTC action brought earlier this year have agreed to a ban on participating in any debt relief business, as part of a consumer protection crackdown to combat such frauds. “The FTC ... Read More »

      Connecticut One Strike Ruling for Consumer Law Group – Barred

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      The Connecticut Department of Banking has released information on a recent action they took against Consumer Law Group. It’s mostly the same stuff Connecticut goes after but in this case the State took a new action they might use more often; they barred the company from the state. The State said: “WHEREAS, Consumer Law Group, through its execution of this ... Read More »

        Debt Relief Scammer Denny Lake Folds to the FTC

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        The following legal action by a debt relief industry entity, should serve as a good example of the tie that binds both affiliates and marketers and the company who is providing the service. Denny Lake, the final individual defendant in a mortgage modification scam aimed at financially strapped homeowners, will be banned from selling debt relief and mortgage-related products and ... Read More »

          Jeffrey Aleman of Legal Helpers Does a Good Thing in Wisconsin

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          Attorneys who were involved in the debt settlement firm Legal Helpers Debt Resolution eventually faced all sorts of legal issues, lawsuits, and the loss of their law license. Now I don’t know if there was any bigger strategic plan for doing what I’m about to tell you but for once, an attorney in this mess looks like they stepped up ... Read More »

            Freedom Debt Relief Finally Resolves NH Issue

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            It took five years but an issue dragging along behind Freedom Debt Relief has finally been evicted. Back in the pre-TSR days Freedom was sued in New Hampshire. Freedom has used their own skills and settled the debt that was generated by the issue. According to the Union Leader, “Nearly 100 New Hampshire residents are dividing $133,604 in a settlement ... Read More »

              Pullin Law Another Victim in Connecticut

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              Yesterday I bitched about being surprised debt relief companies keep selling without a license in Connecticut and today comes another example made public by the State Department of Banking. WHEREAS, Allan Pullin is an individual who is not licensed to practice law in Connecticut, is not licensed as a debt negotiator in Connecticut, and has a place of business located ... Read More »

                Compliance Audit Group Grabs Connecticut Attention

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                It what seems like a broken record, I still can’t believe debt relief companies are selling to Connecticut residents, or ever sold to them without being registered. The Connecticut Department of Banking takes these issues seriously. Todays lesson on this comes courtesy of the Compliance Audit Group. The irony here is Compliance Audit Group referred to themselves as “America’s leading ... Read More »

                  Practical Debt Relief Learns the Connecticut Lesson

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                  I don’t know why debt relief companies don’t learn the lesson that Connecticut is a tough SOB state when it comes to debt relief issues. If a company allows someone to complain to the State rather than just giving a full refund and exceptional customer service, they get slapped by Connecticut. This happens over and over again. The latest company ... Read More »

                    Nationwide Debt Direct Hit Yet Again With Marketing Suit in OH

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                    Previously I wrote about Nationwide Debt Direct being his with a suit in Ohio regarding the marketing letters they were sending out. You can see that previous article, here. Well it looks like another law firm is using a similar approach in going after Nationwide Debt Direct. The suit filed on November 17, 2015 claims Nationwide Debt Direct sent marketing ... Read More »

                      Consumer Credit Counseling Foundation Hit With TCPA Suit

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                      I’ve been talking about the risks of Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits against debt relief companies for some time now. On November 18, 2015 another such suit was filed. This time against Consumer Credit Counseling Foundation and Ishwinder Judge. The suit filed by Christopher Reichman of Prato & Reichman says: Defendants made six (6) live calls to PAUL SAPAN’s home ... Read More »

                        Hope for Home Gets Unwanted Attention in Connecticut

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                        The State of Connecticut recently took action against Lamont Karriem and Hope for Home for allegedly operating as a debt adjuster or debt negotiator for residents. The State said: 1. Respondent is an individual, who at all times relevant hereto, was the sole proprietor of Hope for Home, which has an office located at 12523 Limonite Avenue, Suite 440-421, Mira ... Read More »

                          Reliant Account Management Fined by Connecticut and Gets Second Chance

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                          The State of Connecticut recently fined Reliant Account Management (RAM) for operating in the state without a money transmitter license. A consent order entered into by Gregory A. Winters agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty and to “cease and desist from engaging in the business of money transmission in the future in Connecticut without a license.” The company also ... Read More »

                            Debt Relief Companies and Individuals – Banned

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                            The Federal Trade commission is reporting more actions against debt relief providers that allegedly misled consumers about their services. While this is about a debt settlement company, all consumers should walk away with the fact they have a responsibility to know who they are doing business with. Buying defective debt relief help is no more egregious than buying a defective ... Read More »

                              It’s Over – Debt Relief Trial of Otto Berges and Consumer Protection Counsel

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                              In checking on recent updates, it appears the court case I reported on regarding Otto Berges, Consumer Protection Counsel, Berges Law Group, and Debt Be Gone; is over after a quick day or so trial. For those that want to read the backstory, click here. It looks like Berges and others named in the case by the consumer have lost ... Read More »

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