International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators – IAPDA Certification Exposed

Loyal readers may have observed that I routinely never mention IAPDA, the International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA) or even mention that a company may display their logo as being a member. It’s not that I’ve not noticed their logo displayed on sites, it’s that many in the industry have disparaging things to say … Read more

The Elusive USOBA Membership List Made Public

Below you will find a document that was given to me by a USOBA member with a soul. They sent it to me at click here. I’ve actually had this for some time and I was giving the United States Organization of Bankruptcy Alternatives (USOBA) multiple chances to release to me a current membership list. … Read more

Why Do TASC Member Debt Settlement Companies Appear to Fail Their Own TASC Audit?

I don’t know how in the world I landed on this press release from The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC, but I did and I wasn’t looking for it. The press release contained a very interesting statement. – Source The audit process is investigating and confirming member compliance with organization bylaws which dictate business practices … Read more

Debt Settlement America – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are … Read more

Regulation of Debt Settlement Companies Looming

This is a guest post by Kenneth Long, President of Fiscal Progress. If you would like to submit a guest post for publication, just send me an email to [email protected] Steve On September 25, 2008 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop to explore the for-profit debt settlement industry. Panelists representing debt settlement … Read more

I Am Working With Debt Settlement America But Now I’m Getting Sued By My Creditors. – Bee

Bee “Dear Steve, I was divorced in 1999 after 21 yrs of marriage and 2 bankruptcys with my ex, Since then,I have bought and sold 3 houses and purchased 3 brand new vehicles and re-built my credit. I had my credit cards current but didn’t feel I was getting anywhere, even tho the payments were … Read more

Chris Kesterson, President of Debt Settlement Trade Association TASC Settles Charges by State

The Association of Settlement Companies, a debt settlement trade association, proclaims to be the watchdog of the industry and to “promote good practice in the debt settlement industry.” But I’ve got to ask myself, if TASC is so focused on working on behalf of consumers then way did the TASC President, Chris Kesterson, (seen left) … Read more

Legal Care Direct Review

Address: 7771 W. Oakland Park Blvd Suite 217 Sunrise, FL 33351 800-305-6816 Website: LegalCareDirect.com Description: Over the last few years Legal Care Direct™ has diversified its line of products and now offers a best of breed line of discount programs in the legal, tax, identity theft, financial and personal counseling fields. Each of these programs … Read more

Debt Settlement America, TASC, and Chris Kesterson, What’s That All About?

Thanks to one of this sites readers who sent me a tip to [email protected] I was told about a festive holiday press release from Debt Settlement America that was sent out. December 24, 2009 – Debt Settlement America (DSA) has offered a special gift to three families this holiday season by allowing them temporary deferments. … Read more

New York Attorney General Announces Nationwide Investigation Into Debt Settlement Industry

Subpoenas Fourteen Debt Settlement Companies and One Law Firm in Connection with Probe Debt Settlement Companies Often Charge Huge Fees for Misleading Plans, Suggest Selling Blood Plasma to Raise Funds, and Leave Consumers in Worse Financial Shape NEW YORK, NY (May 7, 2009) – Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a nationwide investigation into … Read more