I Want My 321 Loans Money Back. Give It to Me Now.

One of the side effects of writing about debt relief industry is sometimes consumers get confused that I somehow have their money from a company I wrote about. It’s the formula of a bit of anger plus some inattention that results in me receiving messages like “had account with you for over 2 years, payments … Read more

FTC and FL Announce Massive Debt Relief Scam by Jeremy Marcus, Craig Smith, and Yisbet Segrea

Defendants falsely claimed they would pay, settle, or obtain dismissals of consumers’ debts and improve their credit At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida, a federal court has temporarily halted a massive phony debt relief operation that bilked tens of millions of dollars from financially strapped consumers, including the … Read more

Berges Law Group and Consumer Protection Counsel Still in Suit With a Twist

I got my hands on a copy of a recent court document on a suit by a consumer against Otto Berges, Berges Law Group, Paralegal Staff Support, and Consumer Protection Counsel. The suit out of Wisconsin alleges the companies and entities may have been intertwined in a effort to sell credit repair services. The motion … Read more

Perplexing Suit Filed Against Consumer Protection Counsel and Others

A reader brought a recent lawsuit filed by Betty Bennett against Otto Berges, Berges Law Group, Consumer Protection Counsel, Debt Be Gone, Paralegal Staff Support, and United Legal Group. What had me scratching my head was the complaint says, “In or around September 2013, a person alleging to work for Defendant Consumer Protection Counsel contacted … Read more