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