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  • Apparently Tim McCallan is in Jail Writing Letters

    A routine check on what was going on with former debt relief bigwig Tim McCallan with his bankruptcy case seems to have discovered him in jail. McCallan has been either directly involved in or tangentially involved in...

    • Posted November 13, 2017
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  • Andris Pukke and Sanctuary Belize Update from Insiders

    In the past I’d written about Andris Pukke from AmeriDebt fame. Pukke went on to become affiliated with a real estate development in Belize named Sanctuary Belize. I just received the following user supplied content on events...

    • Posted November 28, 2016
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  • Whatever Happened With My Money From Allegro Law, Americorp, and Tim McCallan?

    Question: Dear Steve, I was a victim of Allegro Law and have received my partial distribution. Why has Allegro Law now not permitting us to ask questions? Why have they not updated their site with information in...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Andris Pukke
    Andris Pukke From Ameridebt Still Dealing With Courts

    A tipster (send in your tips here) mentioned something about Andris Pukke still dealing with his criminal case filed by the United States in 2010. Pukke, as you may remember, was charged with crimes related to his...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • Still Dealing With Andris Pukke, DebtWorks, and AmeriDebt

    Not much shocks me in the debt world but this announcement from the Federal Trade Commission, did. The FTC just announced, “FTC Sends More Than $1.79 Million in Refunds to Consumers Defrauded by AmeriDebt Scam.” The AmeriDebt...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Sanctuary Belize, Andris Pukke, Todd Cook, Peter Baker & Ameridebt

    Please see updates on July 15, 2013 and July 23, 2013 to this article at bottom. Recently tips and information has been trickling in regarding an old debt relief industry name I had not heard for awhile,...

    • Posted June 13, 2013
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  • Former Ameridebt Credit Counseling CEO Headed to Jail

    Andris Pukke, the former head of the nonprofit credit counseling group Ameridebt was sentenced to 18 months in jail yesterday. This marks his second trip back to jail for activities that began with his credit counseling operation...

    • Posted May 17, 2011
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  • Why the Debt Relief Industry Needs

    photo © 2008 Dan Perry | more info (via: Wylio)In the early 2000s I received a call from a regulator friend that changed my life and eventually led to the work I do here reporting on the...

    • Posted February 28, 2011
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  • Andris Pukke Pleads Guilty in AmeriDebt Coverup. Probably Headed to Prison.

    In court documents just released, former Ameridebt founder and leader, Andris Pukke has pled guilty to obstruction of justice in his effort to hide millions of dollars of money from his debt relief enterprise. As part of...

    • Posted January 24, 2011
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  • Credit Counseling Groups in the Crosshairs With Pay For Performance History

    This comes straight from a tipster (send in your tips here) who directed me to the site of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy. I reached out to CPM for additional information but as of the time of publication...

    • Posted December 15, 2010
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  • Interesting Connection Between Ameridebt, Debt.Com and Harborfields High School

    Just this morning I reported about the trials and tribulations of Stephen Todd Cook and getting slammed by the FTC. Well thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here) it appears Cook has a long...

    • Posted December 6, 2010
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  • Debt Settlement Industry Invaded by the Mafia, Mob, and Organized Crime

    I have been doing a number of reviews of companies in the debt settlement industry lately and one thing has become very clear, the industry seems to be rife with some really bad people. Now nobody wears...

    • Posted January 25, 2010
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  • Tim McCallan And His Nine Lives in the Debt Relief World

    Timothy T. McCallan may be the smartest person in the underworld of debt relief industry. Under his direct and indirect manipulation the debt management and debt relief world has changed invisibly over many years. I would argue...

    • Posted January 24, 2010
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  • Receiver’s Application in FTC vs. Ameridebt Regarding Contempt of Andris Pukke and Peter Baker

    I’m publishing this in relation to another story I’m working on and the material will be relevant to future postings. Case 8:03-cv-03317-PJM IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND SOUTHERN DIVISION RECEIVER’S APPLICATION...

    • Posted January 22, 2010
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  • FTC Files Lawsuit Against AmeriDebt

    FTC Files Lawsuit Against AmeriDebt November 19, 2003 Agency Alleges that “Credit Counseling” Firm Misrepresents Costs and Nature of Its Services The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal court charging that a national organization...

    • Posted January 21, 2010
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  • The American Consumers Nuclear Winter

    With so little time before the next presidential election it is a good time to take a quick look at some important issues that are impacting the wallets and purses of the American consumer. Under the Bush...

    • Posted January 17, 2010
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  • Consumer Debt Resources Review

    Address: New York: 535 Broadhollow Rd. Suite A-21 Melville NY 11747 Maryland: 702 Russell Avenue Suite 401 Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Florida: c/o Andris Pukke 3129 Cape Circle Margate, FL 33063 Website: Description: Consumer Debt Resources, Inc. is...

    • Posted January 17, 2010
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