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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 and 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 »

                        Consumer and Business Debt Counseling Services – CBDC Sued by Colorado AG

                        Ready to Collapse

                        Consumer and Business Debt Counseling Services (CBDC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit credit counseling company I’ve written about before, here, has just been sued by the Colorado Attorney General. The scoop on CBDC was they has close working relationships and referrals from for profit companies that were charging high advance fees. The official release says: Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today ... Read More »

                          Debt Relief USA, James Wojcik and Valerie Leath Banned from Selling Financial Products and Services

                          Ready to Collapse

                          As part of its continuing crackdown on scams that target consumers in financial distress, the Federal Trade Commission settled charges against a debt relief operation that allegedly lured consumers nationwide into paying thousands of dollars in up-front fees, but in most cases failed to actually reduce their credit card debts, and in many cases left them even deeper in debt. ... Read More »

                            Persels & Associaties Sued By My Professional Advice and Legal Advice Line for Diverting Money

                            A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a copy of a recent complaint against Neil Ruther, Persels & Associates, Joann Ruther, Adam Ruther, WMS Partners, Silo Point Holding, Silo Point, Patrick Turner, Mark Sapperstein, Westport Property Holdings, and Ruther Inner Harbor. According to the suit filed in Maryland, My Professional Advice and Legal Advice Line were engaged in ... Read More »

                              Lawyer Suspended for Fee Splitting With Non-Lawyers

                              Ready to Collapse

                              The Florida Bar News is reporting that another lawyer has been suspended for engaging in marketing with non-lawyers. The claims made in the case sound incredibly similar to those in both the mass joinder and attorney model debt settlement activities. In this case, William Timothy O’Toole with Summit Legal was allegedly working in conjunction with non-Lawyers Randy Baker and Solomon ... Read More »

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