How to Get Your Money Back From a Debt Relief Company if You Feel Like You’ve Been Scammed

Here is my definitive guide on how to get out of a scam and get your best shot at getting your money back. Warning, it will take some work, but it can be effective. “The steps listed in How to Try to Get a Refund From a Debt Relief Company should represent a consumer dropping … Read more

Flush – Meracord / NoteWorld

A fantastic reader / tipster (send in your tips here) sent me the following press release. Anyone know what Linda Remsberg is doing now? I looked at noteworld.com and that redirects to Evergreen Note Servicing (notecollection.com) (which appears to actually be Evergreen Escrow, Inc.)and Meracord.com goes to a non-existent site. Interestingly, Evergreen Note Servicing sounds … Read more

Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company Hit With Class Action

While the flood of lawsuits against debt settlement companies has slowed considerably yet one more class action has been added against Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. This time in Arizona. The complaint provides a very long description of the alleged actions and conspiracy between the debt settlement escrow company and the … Read more

Meracord / NoteWorld Falls to CFPB. Global Client Solutions to Follow?

Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced an action and settlement against Meracord, previously known as NoteWorld. Meracord was one of the two primary players assisting debt relief companies to collect money from consumers and then pass it on to debt relief companies. Global Client Solutions is the second. What makes this current episode all … Read more

NoteWorld / Meracord Loses Arbitration Agreement With Court

An interesting development in the NoteWorld / Meracord world and a court case involving an arbitration agreement. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case between Amrish Rajagopalan and NoteWorld. Apparently NoteWorld tried to rely on the arbitration agreement the debt settlement company had in their agreement to compel this situation out of court … Read more

Meracord / NoteWorld Still Taking a Beating Over Debt Relief Activities. Drags Many In.

Courthouse News is reporting a new class action suit has been filed against Meracord (NoteWorld) and other for debt settlement activities. This 50 page complaint was filed by Steve Berman ([email protected]) with Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro in Seattle and makes similar allegations as other suits have. The suit damns companies that have worked or are … Read more

New Life Financial Solutions, 1st United Consultants, and Expense Management America Exposed by Get Out of Debt Guy and Nailed by FTC

As far back as early 2011, the GetOutOfDebt.org site has been publishing information about and warning consumers about suspicious and concerning practices by a number of interrelated companies promising financial help and foreclosure relief. These schemes were not uncovered by the site alone. Readers and insiders also sent in critical information that led to the … Read more

Reader Sends in August Belmont Agreement for Debt Elimination Through Contract Review.

A reader sent in a recent contract for services from the debt relief company August Belmont. The tipster (send in your tips here) wanted me to read and review the agreement. The August Belmont & Company services are described by them on their site. They say, “August Belmont & Company is a Private Lawyer Referral … Read more

Lloyd Ward & Associates and Meracord Hit With RICO Class Action Suit Apparently Open to All Clients

Yesterday the law firm of Hagens Berman filed a class action suit (3:12-cv-05657) in the State of Washington against Meracord (Formerly NoteWorld), Linda Remsberg personally, Lloyd E. Ward, Lloyd Ward PC, Lloyd Ward & Associates, The Lloyd Ward Group, Lloyd Ward Group II, Ward Holdings Inc, and Settlement Compliance Commission. This marks the second active … Read more

Noteworld Could Not Settle My Discover Account and I Now Think It’s Expired Under the Statute of Limitations. – Mary

“Dear Steve, I was with Note World Settlement for a long time. After them not being able to settle with Discover after 7 year. They told me Discover could NOT do anything to me any more (staute of limiation law) I live in WI. Now I got a bill from Discover for the full amount … 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

I’m Confused About Debt Point, Legal Debt Pros, NoteWorld and Meracord. – LDZ

“Dear Steve, I accrued my debt in a confidence crime in 2010; I have a police case open, but was told that it would take a couple years to go to court. I was drowning in interest fees, so I contacted Debt Point last Feb. 2011 based on a report my mother saw on a … Read more

I Signed a Contract With Lifeguard Financial and I’m Paying NoteWorld. – Cyndi

“Dear Mitch, I signed a contract with lifeguard financial on August of 2009 and I have been making a payment of 637/mo to Noteworld. This month I still made a payment, I tried getting into my account at my.espda.com and its giving me an error, also I have tried contacting them via several phone numbers … Read more