FTC Sending More than $147,000 in Refunds to People Affected by Student Loan Debt Relief Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is sending more than $147,000 in full refunds to people affected by a student loan debt relief scam. According to an amended FTC complaint filed in 2019, corporate defendants Impetus Enterprise, Inc., Fig Tree & Co., LLC, Capital Sun Investments, and individual defendants Tuan Duong, Brenda Avitia-Pena, Brian Colombana, and Jimmy … Read more

Three Defendants in Student Debt Relief Scheme Banned from Selling Debt Relief and Telemarketing

Three defendants in a student loan debt relief scheme have been banned from telemarketing and selling debt relief, and ordered to pay millions in resolution of Federal Trade Commission allegations that they deceived consumers by promising to reduce or eliminate consumers’ student loan debt. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found … Read more

FTC Adds U.S. Debt Relief and Others to Student Loan Debt Relief Lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission has apparently found a few more parties to add to their ongoing court action against a host of other companies and people who are thought to have sold services in violation of FTC rules. The original suit can be found here. The new parties added are Studora, U.S. Debt Relief, Capital … Read more

FTC Halts Deceptive Student Debt Relief Scheme that Bilked Consumers out of Millions

It appears two past names in debt relief got together again to launch a new debt relief scheme. Back in 2010, I wrote a piece about Provident Law Group that was involved in the mortgage modification business. “I was told Duong is not an attorney and has a background in brokering sub-prime mortgages. It is … Read more

LegalWing / Brian Colombana – Consumer Complaint – January 6, 2016

Colombana Files Error Report Brian Colombana sent in the following error report regarding the consumer complaint submitted below. “Everything is wrong with it. It was published by an ex colleague that I evicted from his residence so he’s fabricating information to get me in trouble with authorities. I’ve filed a lawsuit against him and your … Read more

NPV Report. Brian Colombana is Back in the Mortgage Modification Business. This Time With a Report.

A recent commenter on this site pointed out in a comment on this article that disbarred California Attorney, Brian Colombana, formerlly associated with Liberty Law, is back in the troubled mortgage business. This time he is selling reports to help people know if they meet the federal guidelines for the HAMP program. The NPV Report … Read more

The Critical Flaw in The Attorney Model for Debt Settlement

It seems in the face of proposed regulation over the debt settlement industry many debt settlement companies are running for the hills and trying to convert their business into one of the many attorney models out there in order to continue their advance fee approach. The companies who are running for the attorney model cover … Read more

How the Provident Law Group Loan Modification Program in California is Alleged to Try to Sidestep the Upfront Fee Ban

California has been tough on loan modification companies and in fact passed laws to prevent upfront fees. One of the companies that recently came under attack was a company I wrote about, Liberty Law Firm. After my piece KTLA did their own investigative report on Liberty. According to an confidential source, that contacted me at … Read more

Liberty Law Firm in California. Is It Brian Colombana, Esq. or American Financial Modifications?

I’m curious if anyone has used the loan modification services of a company that was called American Financial Modifications and they are now called Liberty Law. – Source Here is what I know so far. There are two sites for California companies that say they are Liberty Law Firm. See llfirm.net (source) and libertyfirm.org (source). … Read more

Liberty Law Firm – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are … Read more