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Your Tips, Information and Reports
Are Welcome Here

As you see, our work is primarily composed of providing news and information to consumers about the field of debt relief.

Frankly, we’d love to say we find the majority of the stories that finally appear on the site but the truth is the best stories are often sent in by anonymous tipsters inside the debt relief industry and by consumers that have received mailers or information from a debt relief company.

If You Are a Consumer and Want to Submit a Tip

Please share information you’ve received from a debt relief company if it raises concerns for you. Many of the paranoid security tips below may not apply if the company has already sent the information to you. Any information you share will be scrubbed to attempt to remove all information that might publicly identify you, like name, address, account number, etc.

If You Are a Consumer And Would Like to Submit a Review About a Company You Used

Use the debt relief company review submission form.

If You Are a Debt Relief Company And You’d Like to Submit a Press Release

Use the press release submission form here.

How to Leak Information From Inside to Help Protect Consumers

I might be brave to publish some of the things I do but information often starts from a an even braver tipster inside the debt relief industry.

While the safest way to get me the information would be to arrange a secret drop at midnight under the third tree from the right, we don’t live in a spy movie world.

Sharing information electronically is an inherently risky proposition. But here are some ways to reduce the risk.

  • Don’t use your work computer to communicate with me.
  • Don’t e-mail documents you want to leak to your private account from your work computer. Print them out or take a picture of the document displayed on your computer screen with your personal phone. Then send me the picture from a Wi-Fi network not at work or at home. Stop by a coffee shop and use their free Wi-Fi.
  • Documents you find lying around at the printer or fax machine are far easier to leak anonymously than digital ones.
  • Make sure the document you want to release has been shared widely enough so that the digital trail linking you to it won’t incriminate you.
  • If you must communicate with me electronically, use a throwaway e-mail account, preferably on a computer you don’t own and especially not from a work computer. Don’t use your real name and details to register the account, and use an open Wi-Fi connection at a cafe to send your communication.
  • Don’t tell anyone — except your priest, rabbi or imam — that you’re the source.
  • Don’t read or talk about the leaked story at work — UNLESS someone sends it to you.
  • If you have a salacious memo in PDF form, don’t email it to me. Print it out (but be careful—the printing can be logged) and take it to a FedEx Kinko’s. Scan it in and email the scan from a public computer terminal. Be sure to pay for the scan and the computer time in cash.
  • Alternatively, screenshots are a good way to capture something on the screen, like documentation or PDFs, rather than email the digital original.
  • Use Tor. Tor is a software bundle that makes it impossible for your computer’s IP address to be tracked back to you. The only downside is that it slows down your internet connection considerably. Everything has a trade-off.
  • Upload Anonymously – If you want to upload files to us anonymously click this link.

This Site is Better When You Participate

If you have information you feel you want to share with us please use the methods below.

There are some easy ways to get information to me.

  1. If you feel you have been scammed and would like to report it, please complete this form.
  2. If you want to reach Steve, you can use this form.
  3. Upload – If you have scanned documents or files you want to share then you can upload them when you submit the form below.
  4. Upload Anonymously – If you want to upload files to us anonymously click this link.
  5. If you have advertising or marketing information you’d like to get paid for submitting, take a look at the I Buy Junk Mail program.

You Can Submit Your Tip Here

Use this form to send me your tip or complete the form below.

Fill out my online form.