Freedom Debt Relief Sues Century Negotiations, Inc. My How Times Change.

For those that have been involved in the debt world for a number of years the names Freedom Debt Relief (FDR) and Century Negotiations, Inc. (CNI) were linked together through thick and thin under the trade group TASC, (The Association of Settlement Companies). In fact the honcho over at CNI, Dave Leuthold, was even the … Read more

I’m With CNI and Getting Sued by Discover. I Can’t Reach Anyone at CNI. – Gail

“Dear Steve, CNI is handling my debt but have a letter that I am being suited by discover and I can not reach anyone at cni. is there a way out of this agreement and find a debt company that can help me. Gail” Dear Gail, I believe the CNI you are talking about is … Read more

Freedom Debt Relief Sent My Account to Century Negotiations Inc. I’m Confused. – Adam

I recently contacted Freedom Debt Relief to try and get out of around 8000.00 in debt. I felt comfortable talking to them because they didn’t ask for any fees right away and seemed like they were better than a lot of the stories out there made them seem. I have been struggling with this debt … Read more

NoteWorld Hit With Class Action RICO Suit

Thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here) we discover that NoteWorld was just hit with a lawsuit on behalf of consumers against Noteworld, LLC (“Noteworld”), claiming the Tacoma, Wash. company has violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) by engaging in a conspiracy to defraud consumers by extracting exorbitant fees from … Read more

AFCC -35, TASC – 41. Lost in Translation? Bermuda Triangle of Debt?

A reader sent in an interesting question. They wanted to know why if TASC (The Association of Settlement Companies) changed their name to AFCC (American Fair Credit Council) then why did TASC report having 41 members and AFCC only reports 35. – Source Good question. What’s interesting about the AFCC membership list is that it … Read more

Let’s See if We Can Figure Out the Players in This Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Marketing Pitch

I just published a story about Legal Helpers Debt Resolution being hit with a class action suit in Washington. And then in my inbox lands an email with the Legal Helpers Debt Resolution marketing pitch. I’ve covered something like this before and I’d pass writing about it again but in light of the new class … Read more

I Contacted Debtmerica for Debt Settlement Services but Got a Contract Saying CNI Century Negotiations. – Stephanie

“Dear Steve, I want to consolidate/settle 3 credit cards. All equal less than 10k. I have been recommended to go through debtmerica and contacted a representitive. I just gave him the information, and the next day, I got a quote. It seems too good to be true. I would be paying 200/month for approx 25 … Read more

I’m in a Debt Settlement Program with CNI and I Got Sued by Amex. They Told Me to Ignore It. – Mary

“Dear Steve, I am already undergoing debt settlement with CNI. CNI has paid off a couple of my credit card debts. I received a lawsuit from American Express 6/30/09, and sent that in to CNI . CNI told me I dont have to do anything. Do I have to put something in writing to the … Read more

Eleven Companies Settle With The State Under New Debt-Management And Credit Counseling Regulations

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced 3-12-2009 that enforcement actions taken under debt management laws that came into effect last year have resulted in settlements from 11 companies. “In this current economy, consumers need to be particularly careful about offers to eliminate debts and erase negative information from credit records,” Attorney General John Suthers said. … Read more