Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company Hit With Class Action

While the flood of lawsuits against debt settlement companies has slowed considerably yet one more class action has been added against Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. This time in Arizona. The complaint provides a very long description of the alleged actions and conspiracy between the debt settlement escrow company and the … Read more

Meracord / NoteWorld Still Taking a Beating Over Debt Relief Activities. Drags Many In.

Courthouse News is reporting a new class action suit has been filed against Meracord (NoteWorld) and other for debt settlement activities. This 50 page complaint was filed by Steve Berman ([email protected]) with Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro in Seattle and makes similar allegations as other suits have. The suit damns companies that have worked or are … Read more

Washington Class Action Suit Refocused on Lloyd Ward and Meracord

Back in July a class action lawsuit was filed against Meracord (formerly NoteWorld) and Lloyd Ward, the Dallas debt settlement attorney who has sued my wife and I. The first compliant filed was a bit meandering and did not focus that much on the activities of Ward and his debt settlement companies. It appears the … Read more

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

Scott Law Group Debt Settlement Litigation List Contains Some New Companies

The Scott Law Group in Washington State has been VERY active in going after debt settlement companies that allegedly injure consumers. It appears some new companies have been added to their list of current litigation, The new companies include FBL Associates, Lifeguard Financial, Please Reduce My Debt, and Think Outside the Box Solutions. – Source … Read more

A New Day is Coming for Debt Relief

Last night I did something I haven’t done in a while, I cruised the Craigslist ads looking for the latest claims and ads offering some magical debt relief solution. In the past it has been a treasure trove of problems and offers consumers should avoid. After looking at the ads in New York, Miami, and … 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

Target List of Debt Settlement Companies in Washington

Yesterday I published a story about The Scott Law Group in Washington that had just obtained a $1.5 million judgment personally against the owners of a now defunct debt settlement company, Debt Relief USA. Here is the current list of companies they are currently involved in debt settlement litigation against. Alliance8, Inc Amerix Corporation Ascend … Read more

CNI – Century Negotiations Wants to Raise My Fees. – Honeylou

“Dear Steve, I just received a letter from CNI regarding increasing their monthly fees (see attached), is this even possible?. I have been with CNI for 4 yrs and they closed 2 of my smaller accounts. The big debt that I have is still hanging and CNI told me that I need to grow my … Read more

Report From the TASC Conference. Attendee Sends in Their Notes,

Just in, an attendee at the TASC conference just held in Las Vegas has sent in their notes of what they felt was the highlights for readers. TASC – THURSDAY BOB LINDERMAN: GENERAL COUNSEL OF FREEDOM DEBT RELIEF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: “THIS IS A CONSUMER CENTRIC, REGULATOR SENSITIVE, BUSINESS FRIENDLY ORG THATS GOING TO MAKE … Read more

NoteWorld Involved in Georgia Class Action Case on Debt Adjusting. Raises Bigger Issues.

It seems the issues surrounding if payment processors in the debt settlement world is getting more complicated. This recent class action case is out of Georgia against NoteWorld and Noteworld Servicing Center; Hattie Burke v. NoteWorld. It appears that NoteWorld gets sucked in not because of their actions but because of the actions of who … 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