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FTC and FL Announce Massive Debt Relief Scam by Jeremy Marcus, Craig Smith, and Yisbet Segrea

Defendants falsely claimed they would pay, settle, or obtain dismissals of consumers’ debts and improve their credit At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida, a federal court has temporarily halted a massive phony debt relief operation that bilked tens of millions of dollars from financially strapped consumers, including the … Read more

Jeremy Marcus and Debt Relief Players Meet Their Match With FTC and FL

Rumors have been circulating for the past couple of weeks of action against Jeremy Marcus and his debt relief empire. The documents have been unsealed and it looks as if the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have spared no effort to shutdown the Marcus empire. To see the history of stories I’ve … Read more

Pair of Attorneys Goes After a Number of Debt Relief Companies While Targeting Jeremy Marcus

On January 20, 2017 attorneys Chad Van Horn and Nathan DeLadurantey filed a complaint against Jeremy Marcus, Consumer Protection Counsel, Omni Management Partners, Breeze Financial Solutions, Cockburn & Associates, Instahelp America, Credit Health Plan, Aegis Florida, Aegis Legal Center, 321 Financial, 321 Loans, Gregory Fishman, Debt Be Gone, Otto Berges, Berges Law Group, and Kerr … Read more

Reader Sends in 321Loans Mailer From MarkSYS Which Raises Questions

An amazing reader sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. Recently I wrote about a company named 321Loans. A different reader had sent in a contract for me to review. If you read my article, here, you will see there were some questions raised that the company has … Read more

321Financial and 321 Loans – Contract Review and Disapointing Radio Silence

Information has been pouring in about companies in Florida and specifically about companies associated with Jeremy Marcus. People are using my tipster (send in your tips here) form to send information in. Recently I wrote about a company named Omni Management Partners and as part of that agreement was an agreement for the credit repair … Read more

Helping America Group – Apples and Oranges

A reader asked me to look at a couple of help wanted ads after my article this morning wanting to know who the American company was that was moving debt relief jobs to Panama. See this article. The ads say an American company, Helping America Group is looking to hire people in their Panama City, … Read more

So Who is Omni Management Partners in Florida?

I just spotted a comment from a reader who was asking about Omni Management Partners. The comment can be found here. I don’t know Omni Management Partners from a hole in the ground so I’ll do some public record research and share it with you below. Omni Management Partners says they are located at 150 … Read more

Helping America Group – You Used Them Yet?

I just published a post where I took a look at recent job postings. The post mentioned a debt relief company I was not familiar with, Helping America Group. It appears the company is a recently converted corporation to an LLC and the contact person for the company is Jeremy Marcus. – Source The company … Read more

Otto Berges Still in a Slog in Court Over Debt Relief Case in Florida

From time-to-time I do the grunt work of going back and checking up on old stories to see what might be new in court cases. This time it was checking up on Otto Berges, a Florida lawyer who was/is selling debt relief assistance. You can see past stories, here. A case filed in Florida against … Read more

Fraud in Money Transfers

You’ve won a prize! I’m in a foreign country, and I need cash. We’re temporarily unable to accept credit cards. Your dream apartment is available immediately at an incredible price! These are statements that get attention and often tempt the most reasonable, intelligent and trusting consumers into literally handing over their hard-earned dollars to complete … Read more