I’m Living in South Africa and Traveling to the U.S. But Have Unpaid NatWest UK Debts. Will I be Arrested at Heathrow? – Warren

“Dear Jon, I was living in London in 2004/2005 on a 2 year working holiday visa. I left to come back to South Africa and never closed my Natwest Account or cancelled my vodafone contract (the guy on the customer service line said I can just let the contract run out, it was for 18 … Read more

Will I Get Arrested in the UK Because of a Past Due NatWest Debt? – Marina

“Dear Steve, In 1999 i was student in London, UK. I had a NatWest credit card and when I left (1999) i owed 300(three hundred) GBP.I returned to my country and I send money a couple of times to my account which was linked to my credit card to pay the debt.I send the last … Read more

Nearly 1,000 Investors Across The World Defrauded Out Of $294 Million

Former managing director of a hedge fund (that was forced into receivership by U.S. government regulations), Philip Baker, was sentenced this month to 20 years in prison for fraudulently soliciting and obtaining around $294 million from around 900 investors across the world. Baker, who controlled Lake Shore Asset Management, and the Lake Shore Group of … Read more

I’m Studying in London But Owe 10K GBP And May Have to Leave the Country. – Danny

“Dear Jon, im a foreign student studying in london and i have a bank loan of 10K GBP and my visa is goin to expire late 2012. still has 3 years to pay before my visa expires.. im having problem coz they are not renewing student visa anymore,, what shall i do then. shall i … Read more

Debt Settlement Companies Setting Up Offshore Better Watch Out Says the OFT

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Nigel Cates, the Deputy Director of the Credit Group with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in England. The issue at hand was one that had been raised previously here. The allegations going around was that a law firm/marketing company was trying to recruit affiliates and possibly lawyers … Read more

Rumor – Debt Settlement Companies Plan to Beat the FTC Rules With UK Law Firm

This is a rumor and not confirmed but I thought it was worth discussing. The scuttlebutt is that a number of debt settlement companies and marketers plan to get around the FTC telemarketing sales rules on debt settlement and debt relief services by forming an offshore law firm in London and making the member companies … Read more