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Steven Vanderhoof Defaults on Settlement for Credit Exchange

A tipster (send in your tips here) has just alerted me that Steven Vanderhoof, of The Credit Exchange fame, was just recently sued for non-payment of a settlement agreed to in the Hess Kennedy bankruptcy. Vanderhoof’s lead generation company was sued by the receiver in the Hess Kennedy bankruptcy to claw back money paid for marketing services. Under the terms ... Read More »

    Fresh Start and Crew Named Hard in GA Class Action Suit

    Update A class action suit has just been moved to federal court in Georgia. The suit is Davenport v. Fresh Start Advisors, Fresh Start Advisors of Boca Raton East, Fresh Start Advisors of Boca Raton West, Fresh Start Advisors of Lauderhill, Fresh Start Solutions, Settlement Management, WPB Partners, Flow Capital Ventures, Debt Settlement Solutions, National Settlement Solutions, Discount Debt, jason ... Read More »

      Debt Relief USA Owners to Personally Pay Millions in Court Award

      I don’t think the former corporate directors of Debt Relief USA will soon forget July 15, 2011. On that day a State of Washington court awarded a class action award of $1.5 million against the directors of a now defunct and bankrupt debt settlement company. James Wojcik, Kelly Reilly, and Alvin Bell will have to personally pony up this big ... Read More »

        American Debt Services, Quality Support Services, Global Client Solutions in California Class Action

        On June 29, 2011 a class action case in California was filed against American Debt Services, Quality Support Services, Global Client Solutions, and Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust. The case alleges a now common scheme of evading state state laws regarding debt adjusters or proraters. The complaint says that California consumers were induced by promises provided by American Debt Services ... Read More »

          Mortgage Elimination Program Lands Debt Relief Provider in Jail for 12 Years

          Linda Sadr, 52, of Manassas, Va., was sentenced a couple of weeks ago to 144 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a “mortgage elimination” scheme that caused more than $11 million in losses. Sadr was charged with two counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, and two counts of unlawful ... Read More »

            Tax Defense Network Former VP – Mugshot

            Dwayne Harmon

            A tipster (send in your tips here) is checking in today with an update regarding the Tax Defense Network that I previously wrote about in Tax Defense Network and Interesting Past Worth Knowing. According to news reports, Dwayne Harmon, 42, former Vice President of Marketing for Jacksonville-based Tax Defense Network, was charged with four felonies: organized fraud of $50,000 or ... Read More »

              EFA Processing, New Leaf Debt, Neil Ruther and Consumer Law Associates Sued in Kansas

              Thanks to great readers and tipster (send in your tips here)s I just found out about Hays v. Consumer Law Associates, Neil Ruther, New Leaf Debt and EFA Processing. The suit goes after the defendants for violations of the Kansas Credit Services Organization Act, Kansas Consumer Protection Act, and conspiracy. The suit alleges the following facts. On September 23, 2009, ... Read More »

                Lloyd Ward, Lloyd Ward & Associates, Debt RX USA, and Silverleaf Debt Solutions Hit With Employee Suit

                Ready to Collapse

                On June 13, 2011 Sabrina Bermudez filed suit against Lloyd Ward, Lloyd Ward & Associates, Debt RX USA, and Silverleaf Debt Solutions. The class action suit alleges the defendants did not pay proper wages for time worked. The suit alleges the following facts. Defendants specialize in selling and/or providing a variety of debt solution products and services, including debt settlement ... Read More »

                  Global Client Solutions, Clear Your Debt, Orion Processing, Derin Scott, Shannon Scott and Pradeep Nair Hit With Lawsuit

                  On June 17, 2011 the following case was filed, Jalenna Bowie v. Clear Your Debt, Global Client Solutions, Orion Processing, Derin Scott, Shannon Scott, and Pradeep Nair. The case goes after the debt relief providers for violating the Credit Repair Organizations Act, violations of the Ohio debt adjusting statutes, violation of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, violation of the ... Read More »

                    Allegro Law Still Suing AmeriCorp, Seton and Tim McCallan

                    A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in information with an update to the lawsuit resulting from the Allegro Law bankruptcy filing. For those who might not know, Allegro Law was an attorney model debt settlement company where the lawyers was disbarred and the firm filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. This suit was filed by the Chapter 7 ... Read More »

                      Sean Zausner, David Zausner, David Feingold Agree to Pay Millions to Settle With FTC

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                      David Feingold of Elimadebt was named as part of a $19 million settlement with the FTC over some of his other business activities. Today the FTC announced that under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court banned three men and their company from the mortgage modification business and ordered them to pay nearly $19 million for consumer ... Read More »

                        Enhanced Servicing Solutions and Thomas Roland Sued by Colorado Attorney General

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                        Enhanced Servicing Solutions and Thomas Roland have been sued by the Colorado Attorney General for offering services to Colorado residents through unregistered debt management services. This appears to be a follow-up action by AG Suthers after he took action recently and sued the Johnson Law Group, which Roland has a controlling role in for offering debt settlement and debt management ... Read More »

                          Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Slapped with Class Action Case in North Carolina. Local Attorney Said to Be Just a Front.

                          LHDR-Hyslip-CapitalOne

                          This case is so fresh I’m not sure if Legal Helpers Debt Resolution even knows about it yet. On June 9, 2011 Stewart v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns, CDS Client Services, Jeffrey Hyslip, and Linda Carol was filed. The suit alleges the Legal Helpers Debt Resolution (“LHDR”) holds itself out as a law firm that ... Read More »

                            Morgan Drexen Sued in Virginia. Called Parasitic. Allegedly Violated Credit Counseling Act.

                            MD Fees

                            A state court case against Morgan Drexen has just been moved to federal court. This case is Jenny Sykes v Morgan Drexen. The suit alleges Morgan Drexen is in violation of the Virginia Credit Counseling Act by not being licensed in Virignia to offer services in compliance with the act. The suit names Walter Ledda as CEO and says he ... Read More »

                              Law Firm Makes it Part of Their Practice to Go After Debt Relief Companies

                              Legal Assistance Center

                              A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me the link for the Legal Assistance Center in Florida that now has a defined part of their practice to go after what they call, “credit scams.” The page describing this part of their practice says: Many debt relief and loan modification companies simply charge large upfront fees with promises that are ... Read More »

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