Credit Answers Settles With Colorado

With receipt of $225,000, the state has resolved a case in which 615 Coloradans were financially harmed by a Texas-based debt-settlement company that was operating illegally in Colorado. The Consumer Protection Section of the Attorney General’s Office has entered a stipulation and final agency order with the now defunct CreditAnswers and its Chief Executive Officer … Read more

American Debt Mediators Scares Woman

“Dear Steve, She has been scammed, and it is affecting her health. I sometimes wish I hadn’t said anything to her. Please advise me how to help her. I have worked in small claims court and have a feel for the process. But I told her this was a scam and now she is scared … Read more

American Debt Mediators Debt Relief Offer, Reviewed

A reader sent in a copy of a mailer they got from American Debt Mediators. They said ADM is allegedly charging the first three months in fees. If true it looks like American Debt Mediators is using an attempted catalog by mail loophole to avoid the Telemarketing Sales Rules. The letter appears to be an … Read more

Indiana Going After or Looking at a Number of Debt Relief Companies

According to the Office of the Attorney General of Indiana, they are going after a number of debt relief companies and have filed recent suits. The Attorney General’s Office filed lawsuits against: Consumer Credit Group of Florida and Proactive Planning Solutions of Arizona for violating Indiana’s Do Not Call Law and Auto-Dialer Act known as … Read more

CreditArbitrators and CreditAnswers Targeted by New Mexico for Alleged Illegal Activities

Credit Answers and Credit Arbitrators have been on the radar here on the site for a long time. First it was with commercials they were running and later it was with an approach they were taking by mailing a catalog of services in what appeared to be an attempt to circumvent the Federal Trade Commission … Read more

Colorado Cancels or Revokes Debt Settlement and Credit Counseling Company Licenses

The State of Colorado has apparently revoked or canceled the licenses of Vortex Debt Group, Square One Debt Settlement, New Life Debt Relief, Nationwide Support Services, CSA, Credit Solutions of America, and Credit Answers. The following credit counseling group license was canceled through withdrawl, National Foundation for Debt Management. [Update: For clarification, please be advised … Read more

I Went with Credit Answers and Now Owe More Than My Original Debt With Chase. – John

“Dear Steve, Hello Steve, I hope you can help me with current situation. – Had $15K debt on Chase card after the divorce. And with income cut in half, I was having difficulty making payments. But I am still paying for two other credit cards ($7,500) – Sought help with Credit Answers in 2009, hoping … Read more

Morgan Drexen Running TV Commercial for Debt Settlement Clients. Says It Is Exempt from FTC Rules.

So what is the truth about Mogan Drexen? On one hand they claim, as was stated in the recent West Virginia Attorney General suit about them to “merely provide paralegal services to lawyers engaged in debt settlement activities on behalf of clients.” Even their own website says: Morgan Drexen provides integrated legal software and paralegal … Read more

Credit Answers Loopholing TSR With the Catalog Approach?

Recently I published a couple of articles on the Debt Mediation Initiative approach used by Credit Answers. See this article, and this one. What I had neglected to publish previously was something a great tipster (send in your tips here) had sent in showing how Credit Answers was continuing to collect monthly fees for services … Read more

Credit Answers Still Pushing Debt Mediation Initiative. USOBA Kicks Them Out.

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following mailer that went out recently to consumers. It is another version of the Credit Answers mailer I covered in Credit Answers Hides Behind DMI Mailer to Consumers. The mailer included a link that led to a web page that used the USOBA logo as … Read more

Credit Answers Hides Behind DMI Mailer to Consumers

Thanks to a great tipster (send in your tips here) I received a mailer that was sent to consumers. The envelope looks official and comes from: DMI 6200 Tennyson Parkway Suite 200 Plano, TX 75024 The letter inside is the first mention of Credit Answers in the small print on the bottom. It is also … Read more

National Debt Relief Initiative – Marketing Fakery. Shame on You Credit Answers.

I see consumers are still asking me about mailers they are getting that look like official government documents and have a return address of: National Debt Relief Initiative PO Box 96503 #10680 Washington, DC 20090-6503. As you can see by the image below, the self sealing mailer certainly appears to be an official mailing by … Read more

CreditAnswers Government Bailout – Debt Relief Television Commercial

Commercial Name: CreditAnswers Government Bailout Record Date: 11-08-2010 Network/Channel: Retro TV Description: 1-800-572-1308. This appears to be the exact same commercial which I reviewed in April, 2010, here. Here is what I previously said about this commercial. “Do you know if you qualify for the credit card bailout program?” “If your credit card debt is … Read more