Debt Relief Salesman Pleads Guilty and Faces 20-Years in Jail for Defrauding Consumers

A Newport Beach, California, man pleaded guilty today for his role as a salesman at fraudulent debt relief firms that offered to settle credit card debts but instead took victims’ payments as undisclosed up-front fees, the Justice Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced. John Vartanian, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of an indictment … Read more

Debt Relief Scammer Headed to Jail After Pleading Guilty

An Orange County, California, man pleaded guilty today for his role in operating fraudulent debt relief firms that offered to settle credit card debts but instead took victims’ payments as undisclosed up-front fees, the Justice Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced. Jeremy Nelson, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of an indictment alleging conspiracy … Read more

Two Debt Settlement Individuals Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud Consumers through Fraudulent Debt Relief Services Firms

Two individuals pleaded guilty today for their roles at fraudulent debt relief services companies that offered to settle credit card debts but instead took victims’ payments as undisclosed up-front fees, the Justice Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announced. Athena Maldonado, 30, and Christopher Harati, 31, both of Orange County, California, pleaded guilty to … Read more

Debt Settlement Executives / Sales Reps Face Up to 20 Years in Jail

A friend sent in this announcement from the Department of Justice. Wow! A grand jury in Santa Ana, California, indicted three individuals for allegedly operating fraudulent debt relief services companies that offered to settle credit card debts but instead took victims’ payments as undisclosed up-front fees, the Justice Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced. … Read more

RIP Nelson Gamble & Associates and Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight

So here is the predictable circle of life with some of the debt relief troubles I’ve written about. I write about a company. I get attacked that I don’t know what I’m talking about. The regulators take action. The company is toast. Sometimes the underlying people behind these efforts make a ton of money, stash … Read more

Jackson Hunter Morris Knight – Consumer Complaint – January 4, 2013

Consumer Statement: I started a debt settlement program with a company and it was working well – until they went out of business. Fast forward a few months I was contacted by Jackson Hunter morris & knight their address is 620 newport center drive suite 1100, newport beach, california 92660 their tel 800 676 9949 … Read more

Checkmate Debt Solutions / Financial Helping Hands – Consumer Complaint – December 18, 2012

Consumer Statement: Nelson Gamble & Associates; Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight LLP and Checkmate Debt Solutions entered into an agreement with me to handle my debts. I have not heard a thing from them in over 4 months. Their telephone numbers are not working web site is close. I have no way of contacting them. … Read more

Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight – Consumer Complaint – November 2, 2012

Consumer Statement: JACKSON MORRIS HUNTER&KNIGHT HAVE BEEN TAKING 548.17 OUT OF MY ACCOUNT FOR A YEAR THEY PROMISSED THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SOLVE MY DEBT & NEVER PAID A DIME . ALSO THEY CHANGED THERE NAME IN AUGUST TO A DEBT SOLUTION BUT NEVER CONTACTED ME TO TELL ME THAT THERE NAME WAS CHANGING … Read more

Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight – Consumer Complaint – 10-23-2012

Consumer Statement: Re: Jackson/Hunter Morris LLP….told me they would negotiate reduced credit balances and pay them off at the reduced rates if I allowed them to debit my checking account. For 2 years they have debited my cking account for $600/mo. until I stopped payments. Consumer Action Taken: On October 15, 2012 I mailed a … Read more

Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight – Consumer Complaint – 9-25-2012

Consumer Complaint Submission

Consumer Statement: We have been struggling for over 3 years to recover from loss jobs/income. During this time we have tried to negotiate with the credit card companies; inspite of the media suggesting “to negotiate” with the cr/crd companies this was not a good experience for us. Hence, here we are today and have settled … Read more

FTC Slams Shut Operations of Debt Relief Marketers We’ve Written About

Today the Federal Trade Commission announced actions against a number of debt relief companies. Ironically, one was BlackRock Professional Corporation that I wrote about last week, here. Another was Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight, which we’ve written about here. Also named in the action are Nelson Gamble & Associates, which we’ve written about here. The … Read more

Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight – Consumer Complaint – 7-8-2012

Consumer Statement: They never called my creditors and wont return my money. Consumer Action Taken: Over 100 emails and calls. All documented. Date This Problem Happened: May 15, 2012 State You Live in: South Carolina Race/Ethnicity: Other Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $200 Company Name: Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight Company Address: … Read more

Scott Law Group Updates Debt Settlement Companies They’ve Filed Against

The Scott Law Group is very active in suing debt settlement companies in the State of Washington. Their litigation page now lists 59 debt settlement companies or related entities in active litigation. – Source They have recently added the following companies to their active litigation page. Debt Pay Gateway, Inc. Debt Pay, Inc. Fidelity Debt … Read more

Nelson Gamble & Associates In More Trouble

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit against Jeremy Nelson of Trabuco Canyon, California, and his two companies for operating debt settlement businesses that took money from consumers to settle their debts but failed to deliver on their promises. “We will take action to protect Ohioans from unfair business practices regardless of where the … Read more

Ohio AG Files Against California Debt Relief Companies Who Did Not Give Refunds

On March 8, 2012 the State of Ohio filed suit against Nelson Gamble & Associates, Jackson Hunter, Morris & Knight, and Jeremy Nelson. The suit alleges that Nelson Gamble & Associates, a Colorado corporation, that said they were actually located at 18101 Von Karman Avenue, 3rd Floor, Irvine, California 92612. and Jackson Hunter Morris & … Read more