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Bank Errors Taint Credit Reports and Lower Credit Scores

by Marian Wang, ProPublica, We’ve pointed out cases in which banks’ miscommunication and disorganization have caused mistaken foreclosures [1], but as several recent [2] reports [3] have noted, that’s not the only way in which bank mistakes have affected homeowners. Some consumers have been surprised to see damage to their credit score after requesting information … Read more

Picasso Pawn – Debt Relief Television Commercial

Commercial Name: Picasso Pawn Record Date: 11-25-2010 Network/Channel: Jerry Springer Description: Commercial informs viewers to turn to pawning items in order to meet bills and other obligations. Interesting how it is sold as having no impact on your credit. [quicktime]https://getoutofdebt.org//member/video/PicassoPawn-20101125.mov[/quicktime] The debt relief commercial above is presented only as an example and archive of debt … Read more

Western Sky Financial – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

Please share your experience with this lender and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this lending company. Here are some potential questions … Read more

My Cash Now – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

Please share your experience with this lender and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this lending company. Here are some potential questions … Read more

Money Mutual Montel Williams – Debt Relief Television Commercial

Commercial Name: Money Mutual Montel Williams Record Date: 11-8-2010 Network/Channel: WLFL Jerry Springer Show Description: Montel Williams is spokesperson for MoneyMutual.com. Facing unexpected bills. You can get $1,000 by tomorrow. Payday loan. Promotes viewers to forget about overdraft charges, bounced checks, and late fees. Misleading that those apply to the underlying loan. I assume the … Read more

Horizon Cash Advance – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

Please share your experience with this lender and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this lending company. Here are some potential questions … Read more

American Unsecured – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

Please share your experience with this lender and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this lending company. Here are some potential questions … Read more

Loan Modification Help Hotline – Debt Relief Television Commercial

Commercial Name: Loan Modification Help Hotline Record Date: Retro TV Network/Channel: 11-8-2010 Description: Commercial is for mortgage modification help. 1-800-943-1416. Claims to be able to cut your mortgage payment in half and reduce interest to 1%. Picture of people at end makes it look as if it is a law firm but the small print … Read more

100 Day Loans – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

Please share your experience with this lender and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this lending company. Here are some potential questions … Read more

The Center for Legal Justice – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are … Read more

NPV Report. Brian Colombana is Back in the Mortgage Modification Business. This Time With a Report.

A recent commenter on this site pointed out in a comment on this article that disbarred California Attorney, Brian Colombana, formerlly associated with Liberty Law, is back in the troubled mortgage business. This time he is selling reports to help people know if they meet the federal guidelines for the HAMP program. The NPV Report … Read more

Nonprofit Lender Sends Lady Rejection Letter Saying She is a “Crazy Ass Bitch”

A woman in Seattle had applied with a local nonprofit lender for a loan to help her with her business. An employee of the lender had penned a letter that eventually made it’s way to Ms. Jones, the original applicant. In the letter Ms. Jones is called a “crazy ass bitch” along with other insults. … Read more

GAO Takes Closer Look at Home Loan Modification Scams

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) comprised a report, Homeownership Preservation: Federal Efforts to Combat Foreclosure Rescue Schemes Are Under Way, but Improved Planning Elements Could Enhance Progress, based on “information available to federal and state agencies and nonprofit organizations, such as consumer complaints and the number of enforcement actions.” The report revealed two predominant schemes … Read more