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

Joanne Garneau with JEM Group Sues Legal Helpers Debt Resolution. My How Times Change.

A tipster (send in your tips here) forwarded me a couple of documents from a case filed on March 27, 2012 by JEM Group and CDS Client Servicers against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution. JEM Group President and CEO is Joanne Garneau, a staunch investor of time, energy and resources in the concept of attorney model … Read more

Colorado Cancels or Revokes Debt Settlement and Credit Counseling Company Licenses

The State of Colorado has apparently revoked or canceled the licenses of Vortex Debt Group, Square One Debt Settlement, New Life Debt Relief, Nationwide Support Services, CSA, Credit Solutions of America, and Credit Answers. The following credit counseling group license was canceled through withdrawl, National Foundation for Debt Management. [Update: For clarification, please be advised … Read more

Target List of Debt Settlement Companies in Washington

Yesterday I published a story about The Scott Law Group in Washington that had just obtained a $1.5 million judgment personally against the owners of a now defunct debt settlement company, Debt Relief USA. Here is the current list of companies they are currently involved in debt settlement litigation against. Alliance8, Inc Amerix Corporation Ascend … Read more

Nationwide Support Services and Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Employee Speaks Out

The following guest post was contributed by an employee of Nationwide Support Services that handled Legal Helper Debt Resolution Accounts. They wanted to speak out anonymously to better help consumers understand the realities of the process. Any highlighted text has been added by me to make some key points stand out. If you would like … Read more

Nationwide Support Services Says What? Are Marketers Being Told the Truth?

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in the following graphic that was sent out by Nationwide Support Services in an attempt to attract new companies to send them clients. I added the arrows to the image to point out some items that caught my eye. Now it might just be that Nationwide Support … Read more

Debt Relief Companies Targeted by Scott Law Group in Washington

In response to an article I posted yesterday here in which I mentioned Darrell Scott, Esq. said he was going after 16 settlement companies, a reader sent in the actual list of companies. The tipster (send in your tips here) said: “The Scott Law Group, P.S. is currently involved in debt settlement litigation involving the … Read more

Details on Suit Filed Against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution by Illinois Attorney General Madigan

For the sake of disclosure, everything below is what is alleged in the lawsuit against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, also known as Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns. The suit kicks attorney model debt settlement and says it is no better than service delivered by a non-law-firm debt settlement provider. LHDR rarely, if ever, negotiates settlements … Read more

Let’s See if We Can Figure Out the Players in This Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Marketing Pitch

I just published a story about Legal Helpers Debt Resolution being hit with a class action suit in Washington. And then in my inbox lands an email with the Legal Helpers Debt Resolution marketing pitch. I’ve covered something like this before and I’d pass writing about it again but in light of the new class … Read more

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Hit With Class Action Lawsuit

Thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here) I got a heads up on a class action lawsuit just filed in Washington. The suit was filed against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC, JEM Group, Inc, and Marshall Banks, LLC. Marshall Banks is said to be a lead generator and marketer of debt relief programs. … Read more

Nationwide Support Services Sends Out “Don’t Be a Chimp” Email

A tipster (send in your tips here) send in the following email that was sent out by Nationwide Support Services. The “click here for product offerings” button lead to financialstrengthbuilder.com which offers the following services. Financial Strength Builders says it is TFG, Inc out of Las Vegas. It’s a minor technicality but there actually is … 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

International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators – IAPDA Certification Exposed

Loyal readers may have observed that I routinely never mention IAPDA, the International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA) or even mention that a company may display their logo as being a member. It’s not that I’ve not noticed their logo displayed on sites, it’s that many in the industry have disparaging things to say … Read more

I Went with Simon Bosch and NoteWorld and Don’t Have Enough Money to Settle. – Miguel

“Dear Steve, I sign up with Simon and Bosch in Sep last year .I have 29K in debt. The young lady said the would keep the first 2 payments of 378.00 for charges and the rest will accumulate in Noteworld. A law firm call me yesterday of one of my debtors and the said they … Read more