Thomas Lynch Named as Alleged Debt Relief Scammer Who Used Borrowed Root Canal Money to Start Competing Company

All I’ve got to say is WOW this makes for an interesting read. Grab a favorite beverage and take a look at the allegations made against debt relief industry famous name — Thomas Lynch. You may recognize his name from Legal Helpers Debt Resolution. I first wrote about Lynch in 2011 in this post. Clearly, … Read more

Details on Minnesotta Action Against Legal Helpers and Others

Earlier I reported that Legal Helpers was uninvited from offering services in Minnesota. See this article. I now have more details on the matter. According to a document signed by Steven Carlson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce, the state laid out the facts as they asserted them in a Cease and Desist order. Statement … Read more

Minnesota Tells Legal Helpers and Friends to Get the F Out

The State of Minnesota has issued notice to Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and some affiliates that they are not welcome in the state and calls them a sham. “Minnesota consumers struggling with debt asked Legal Helpers for assistance, but instead they reported that they were scammed out of money they couldn’t afford to lose. These … Read more

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Allegedly Winding Down Business After Settling Class Action for Millions

In an article out today by Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune, for which I was interviewed, we learn an interesting fact. Jason Searns, the firm’s general counsel, said publicity surrounding the lawsuit and settlement has made it hard for Legal Helpers to attract new customers outside Illinois, and the decision was made to cease … Read more

Macey, Aleman Face Illinois Disciplinary Charges for Misconduct From LHDR Activity. If Stands, Possible Death Blow for Attorney Loophole.

Thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here) I was alerted to a recent action filed against Thomas Macey and Jeffrey Aleman by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. You can find the full filing below. But to summarize, it appears that the charges are that Macey and Aleman, through Legal Helpers Debt … Read more

Scott Law Group Debt Settlement Litigation List Contains Some New Companies

The Scott Law Group in Washington State has been VERY active in going after debt settlement companies that allegedly injure consumers. It appears some new companies have been added to their list of current litigation, The new companies include FBL Associates, Lifeguard Financial, Please Reduce My Debt, and Think Outside the Box Solutions. – Source … Read more

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Contract Review. Is This Really The Best Deal Possible?

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a copy of what appears to be an agreement between a consumer and Legal Helpers Debt Resolutions Services. – Source What follows are just my observations of some of the pages of this agreement. You may view the entire agreement here. Click on image for larger … Read more

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and a Whole Bunch of Others Just Served With a Class Action

A tipster (send in your tips here) directed my attention to a recent class action suit file in New Jersey against a whole host of Legal Helper Debt Resolution friends. In fact the suit names the salesperson involved in the sale of these debt relief services. That will be a cold splash of water for … Read more

Tipster Wonders, How Does Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Avoid Legal Fee Splitting?

Thanks to all the great readers, I get the most amazing tip emails and items. Today I received one from a reader who raised some interesting questions. The folks at Legal Helpers Debt Resolution seem to be a very smart group of people but the tipster (send in your tips here) and others have concerns … Read more