Debt Relief Scammer CEO and Customer Service Employees Go to Federal Prison for Years and Years

For years I’ve written about the company’s Nelson Gamble and Jackson Hunter Morris and Knight. Their leader Jeremy Nelson has been sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for his role in the debt relief efforts. You can see the past stories on Nelson here. Others involved in selling the debt relief scam received between … 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

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

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