Ohio Appeal Drags Out of State Debt Relief Companies Back to Ohio

The Knox County, Ohio Court of Appeals issued an interesting opinion that might be of interest to anyone selling attorney based debt settlement services in Ohio. In this case the consumer, Martha Bumpus, was sold debt settlement services by Texas based companies and now the companies will have to pay to fight their case in … Read more

Attorney General DeWine Launches New Program to Help Identity-Theft Victims

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a new statewide program designed to help victims of identity theft repair damage to their credit reports and rectify other problems associated with identity theft. “The effects of identity theft can linger for years, causing serious problems for the victim,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We’ve created this program … Read more

US Bank Stops Bitch Slapping Ohio Unemployed With Overdraft Charge

Those in Ohio who are receiving unemployment benefits will be getting a bit of a reasonable break come July 18, reports Policy matters Ohio. Seems that until now, the Reliacard prepaid debit cards that are issued by US Bank to deposit benefits on would hit the unemployed with a $17 overdraft charge. But you’ve got … Read more

Holy Fraud, Batman! Literally…

Yesterday, an Ohio resident was indicted for allegedly engaging in a fraud scheme that promised to fund more than $500 million in mortgage loans to around 20 churches and a dozen small businesses across the country. The man, Jamal Lawson, fraudulently obtained more than $300,000 in advance fees that he used for personal expenses instead … Read more

102-Count Indictment Charges 10 Ohio Men To Fraud, Fraud And More Fraud

On December 13, 2011 it was announced that a federal grand jury returned a 102-count indictment against ten Ohio men (ages ranging from 21 to 33) with crimes of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Clifford J. Smith (“CJ”), Musa Nassar, Jon Foster, Donte Stewart, Billy St. Clair, … Read more

New Jersey Commodity Pool Operator And Day Trader Faces 55 Years For Two Separate Schemes

Victor Cilli pleaded guilty on October 3, 2011 to an Information charge against him with one count of securities fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of tax evasion. Cilli was a commodity pool operator and day trader in New Jersey and directed two schemes to defraud investors and financial … Read more

In Ohio If You Are Working With a Credit Counselor You Can’t Be Garnished

And here is one of those little odd facts that appears from time to time that I never knew. Yes, I still learn new stuff frequently as well. The Ohio statute 2716.03 Commencing proceeding for garnishment of personal earnings says: No proceeding in garnishment of personal earnings shall be brought against a judgment debtor for … Read more

What Do You Do When The Town Is Laid Off? – Personal Finnance Bloggers Question of The Week

This weeks personal finance brain trust question was a tough one that caused many of our bloggers to not contribute because there really isn’t a good answer to it. I knew it was going to be a tough one. DHL just announced massive layoffs that will cripple the town of Wilmington, Ohio and the surrounding … Read more