Doug Van Arsdale and Credit Solutions of America Settle With Maine

Just yesterday I was talking to a debt relief industry insider and saying, “Whatever happened with Credit Solutions of America, you don’t hear about them anymore.” And here they are right back in the news. Below you will find the press release published by the State of Maine. Attorney General William J. Schneider announced today … 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

Credit Solutions Announces it Will Comply FTC But Tipster Provides Interesting Info

Thanks to an awesome tipster (send in your tips here) I have heard that Credit Solutions held an internal meeting yesterday and announced to staff that the company will comply with the new FTC TSR, effective yesterday. In my opinion I think CSA has a potential issue with their statement: “Amount of time necessary to … Read more

Credit Solutions and Florida. Two Sides of The Same Story

Here is a great example of two sides of the same event. First from the Florida Attorney General, and then from Credit Solutions. Which side do you think was victorious? Florida Attorney General Press Release Attorney General Obtains Injunction Against Debt Settlement Company ~ Credit Solutions’ unfair fees prohibited by temporary injunction ~ TALLAHASSEE, FL … Read more

Doug Van Arsdale of Credit Solutions of America Loses Awesome Football Season Tickets to IRS

Tipsters have been sending in information about a rumor that Credit Solutions of America CEO just had the IRS seize and sell Dallas Cowboy season tickets he was using to make a little dent in the $4.5 million owed by his other company, Lending.com, to the Internal Revenue Service. The Dallas Morning News is reporting … Read more

Class Action Suit by Debt Settlement Employees Started at Credit Solutions of America

Recently I’ve written about class action lawsuits by debt settlement company employees against their employers for wage issues. The following companies, SO FAR, have been involved in this; ABC Debt Relief, The Debt Answer, Lloyd Ward & Associates, Debt RX USA, Silverleaf Debt Solutions. From what I have been able to find it looks like … Read more

Maine AG Queues Up and Sues Credit Solutions of America.

Attorney General Janet Mills announced today that she has filed suit against Credit Solutions of America, Inc. (CSA) and its president, Douglas Van Arsdale, for unfair and deceptive practices in the marketing and provision of debt settlement services to hundreds of Maine consumers. This lawsuit follows an investigation conducted by staff in the Attorney General’s … Read more

Credit Solutions of America and American Debt Arbitration, Debt Settlement Companies, Are Sued by State of Florida

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced his office has filed two lawsuits on behalf of Florida consumers against five debt settlement-related companies. According to the Attorney General’s lawsuits, the businesses promised consumers they could pay off their debts for a fraction of the amount owed, but instead collected large up-front fees and left customers … Read more

Attorney General Cracks Down on Abusive Debt Settlement Industry

Illionois Attorney General Lisa Madigan took further action to reform an abusive debt settlement industry that wreaks havoc on financially strapped consumers who are increasingly desperate to manage their rising debts in these difficult economic times. Madigan proposed legislation to prohibit debt settlement firms from engaging in unfair practices that harm consumers including charging upfront … Read more

Illinois Attorney General Cracks Down on Debt Settlement Industry

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today took further action to reform an abusive debt settlement industry that wreaks havoc on financially strapped consumers who are increasingly desperate to manage their rising debts in these difficult economic times. Madigan proposed legislation to prohibit debt settlement firms from engaging in unfair practices that harm consumers including charging upfront … Read more