A tipster (send in your tips here) told me that things turned dire at World Law Debt last week. Apparently their Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization was forced into a Chapter 7 liquidation after an application to the court by the Oregon Department of Justice because a number of problems the debt settlement company faced. For years World Law has been ... Read More »
Yesterday the State of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Bar filed suit against Swift Rock Financial, World Law Debt, World Law Group, Orion Processing, World Law Processing, Derin Scott, and Global Client Solutions. This suit is different than many others I’ve seen in that it is a joint effort by both the State Bar and the Attorney General. ... Read More »
The following review was generated as the result of a request made by a tipster (send in your tips here) who wanted me to look at this allegedly new debt relief company. While the company says their corporate office is in Texas, a search of the Texas Secretary of State records could locate no company registered under the name of ... Read More »
World Law Debt Allegedly Sends Mailer That Leads to This Horrible Sales Call and Apple Law Group. Listen.
A reader received the following mailer and was concerned about the promises made. You know, at some point, after years of covering these things it feels like it will never end. It’s just one deceptive and misleading mailer sent after another. I begrudgingly picked up the phone and called the number on the “Resolution Pending” mailer and it was answered ... Read More »
Yesterday the case against Clear Your Debt in Ohio was dismissed and sent to arbitration. Interestingly, the co-defendant Global Client Solutions’s request for arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act was denied. The ruling provides yet another example of why consumers should carefully evaluate debt relief services prior to signing any contract and make sure they fully understand the agreement before ... Read More »
Global Client Solutions, Clear Your Debt, Orion Processing, Derin Scott, Shannon Scott and Pradeep Nair Hit With Lawsuit
On June 17, 2011 the following case was filed, Jalenna Bowie v. Clear Your Debt, Global Client Solutions, Orion Processing, Derin Scott, Shannon Scott, and Pradeep Nair. The case goes after the debt relief providers for violating the Credit Repair Organizations Act, violations of the Ohio debt adjusting statutes, violation of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, violation of the ... Read More »
Yet Another “Avoid the TSR” Pitch – RE: COLLECT DEBT SETTLEMENT FEES IN ADVANCE! ELIMINATE FACE-TO-FACE WORRIES.
Thanks to an awesome tipster (send in your tips here) I received the email and attachment below. By itself it’s nothing new but it was the non-disclosure agreement that caught my eye. The document says it was created by Gil Medeiros who I remembered writing about, here. (Additional information) The tipster (send in your tips here) that sent this information ... Read More »
The Better Business Bureau has issued an “F” rating on two Austin-based businesses, Clear Your Debt and Swift Rock Financial Services, due to allegations from consumers that promises of a solution to their mounting debt were unfulfilled. Consumers complain to BBB they contact Clear Your Debt and Swift Rock Financial Services and are offered assistance in settling their debt for ... Read More »
Out of Austin, Texas today comes the following warning to consumers. Two Austin debt-settlement firms have been sued by the Illinois attorney general, which alleges that they use deceptive marketing practices, charge excessive fees and do little to help consumers get out of their financial trouble. The Better Business Bureau of Central Texas has given Clear Your Debt and SwiftRock ... Read More »
Clear Your Debt, Endebt Solutions, Debt Consultants of America, DebtOne Financial, American Debt Arbitration – Sued by Illinois
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today filed four lawsuits against debt settlement companies, alleging that the defendants are engaging in deceptive marketing practices, charging excessive fees and doing little or nothing to improve consumers’ financial standing. Along with these suits, Madigan has proposed legislation that would crackdown on the industry’s abusive practices. “These companies are unfairly luring financially strapped consumers ... Read More »