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What You Can Learn From the Preferred Financial Solutions Class Action.

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A class action case against Preferred Financial Solutions, Credit Card Relief, Thomas Dakich, Dakich & Associates, and Rhonda Roell-Taylor has just been moved from a Georgia Court to Federal Court. Rhonda Roell-Taylor is a Georgia attorney who the company allegedly worked with to enroll consumers into their debt adjustment program in Georgia. Thomas Dakich is an Indiana attorney who worked ... Read More »

    Illinois Files Suits Against Debt Relief Companies

    Ready to Collapse

    This week, Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits against three Chicago area companies for fraudulent mortgage rescue and debt settlement schemes that cheated consumers out of large thousands of dollars. Madigan filed the lawsuits in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the three companies took large upfront fees from consumers with a promise to help them obtain a loan modification on ... Read More »

      Colorado Attorney General Goes Hard After Thomas Roland for Unlicensed Debt Relief

      Ready to Collapse

      Looks like Thomas Roland and his company ESS are now into Colorado for almost $1.2 million in fines and penalties. In a press release, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers recently announced that his office has obtained a judgment for more than $594,000 against Thomas Roland for his role in an Orlando, Fla.-based unregistered debt management company that defrauded Colorado consumers. ... Read More »

        Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Sued in WA for Violating Debt Settlement Act

        LHDR Suit

        Yesterday a suit was filed in Washington State by Meghan Fitzgerald against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC, for violations of the Washington Debt Settlement Act, RCW 18.28, et seq. and the Washington Consumer Protection Act, RCW 19.86, et seq. The lawsuit states: In approximately August of 2010, Ms. Fitzgerald received a solicitation from LHDR offering to assist Ms. Fitzgerald with ... Read More »

          Lloyd Ward Group NAILED by Connecticut Over One Refund

          If you look at the recent action taken by Connecticut you’d realize how important it is to make sure your debt relief company is fully compliant with every state. In fact I even give you a free tool to check that out. Too bad Lloyd Ward Group, the Dallas based attorney model debt settlement firm, hadn’t used it. I’ve written ... Read More »

            Tim McCallan and His Intermark Communications Sued by Bank of America

            Not a great month for Tim McCallan of AmeriCorp fame. It looks like his case the bankruptcy trustee filed back in February 2011, trying to claw back money from McCallan’s involvement with AmeriCorp and Allegro Law is still ongoing. The latest event, a notice of appeal by McCallan and AmeriCorp. That suit is about allegations of fraudulent transfers, preference and ... Read More »

              Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Global Client Solutions Named in NJ Class Action

              Dora Smith v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Global Client Solutions, Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns On September 22, 2011 this New Jersey class action case against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Global Client Solutions was moved to Federal Court. The case states: “On March 17, 2010, Plaintiff and Defendant Legal Helpers Debt Resolution entered into an agreement by which ... Read More »

                Credit Counseling, Inc. Hit With Georgia Class Action Suit

                Credit Counseling, Inc., a Florida company, was hit with a Georgia Class action suit that was just moved to Federal Court. The issue appears to be charging Georgia resident more than the law allows for debt relief services. Alan Silverberg is the president of Credit Counseling, Inc. and is name as a Defendant as well. At issue is a problem ... Read More »

                  Persels & Associates and Care One Settle Nationwide Class Action. Lawyers Win.

                  A reader and tipster (send in your tips here) sent me in a copy of the class action settlement agreement that has been presented to the court in the Persels & Associates class action case that began in November of 2010. Actually this looks like it was a fairly speedy affair. The class action settlement states there were 125,012 consumers ... Read More »

                    Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Accused of Orchestrating Conspiracy by Safeguard

                    According to court documents, a former Legal Helpers Debt Resolution marketer is none too happy with either Legal Helpers Debt Resolution or Nationwide Referral Services. The following information is alleged or stated in court documents filed in Federal court on September 8, 2011. Safeguard Support Services (“Safeguard”) is located in Florida and was a branch office of Legal Helpers Debt ... Read More »

                      GHS Solutions and Global Client Solutions Named in California Lawsuit

                      GHS Global California

                      A California lawsuit against Global Client Solutions and GHS Solutions has just been moved to Federal Court. The case, Beck v. GHS Solutions and Global Client Solutions makes the following allegations: GHS Solutions, through its websites at ghssolutions.com and debtsettlementsource.com sold debt settlement services under the California prorating law. The Plaintiff states that after eleven months of payments and placing ... Read More »

                        Bank of Oklahoma Now Named in Global Client Solution Class Action Case

                        Notice of Removal

                        Global Client Solutions is facing yet another class action suit. What makes this one different is that it includes the bank they ran to, Bank of Oklahoma, after they ran from Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust. Apparently Global Client Solutions is like the enchanted wand you don’t want to touch or you’ll be sucked into a lawsuit. This case is ... Read More »

                          Global Client Solutions Named in Illinois Class Action as Debt Adjuster

                          On September 6, 2011, an Illinois class action case was filed by Karen Manczak against Global Client Solutions and Global Holdings. This case is related to another class action suit filed by the same person against First Financial Network. In this case, it is alleged Global Client Solutions is not a registered Illinois registered debt settlement provider but provides services ... Read More »

                            O’Neil – Father and Son Arrested by U.S. Secret Service in Debt Relief Scam

                            Following the arrest of Jeffrey Wayne O’Neil and his son, Nathaniel O’Neil aka Nathaniel Chilo, the indictment against the father son duo was unsealed. The indictment states Jeffrey Wayne O’Neil operated various debt relief businesses in the Houston, Texas area under J. O’Neil/Associaties, World Outlook, World Outlook Management, Fair Credit Investigation Company, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and Universal Restoration. Since ... Read More »

                              Champion Credit Services Named in CT Cease and Desist

                              Champion Credit Services

                              Champion Credit Services is the happy recipient of a Connecticut Department of Banking cease and desist notice. According to the State: Champion Credit Services is a Connecticut limited liability company with its place of business at 9 Mott Avenue, Suite 305, Norwalk, Connecticut. Champion Credit Services currently holds a license to engage or offer to engage in debt negotiation in ... Read More »

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