Persels and Associates Closed and I’m Being Chased for a Debt They Settled

Question: Dear Steve, About 4 yrs ago, my husband and I were completely in credit card debt. We went through Persels and associates. I know what you’re thinking, NO DEBT CONSOLIDATION LOL! Anyway we were well on our way to being debt free. This past June, we paid off our last creditor. It felt so … Read more

FL Judge to Debt Settlement Companies. Fuck Me? Fuck You!

In 2012 there was a stinker of a class action settlement offered to consumers in a Florida class action case. An agreement was reached in that settlement where the attorneys got paid, cash awards were made to charities and the 125,000 harmed consumers got nothing. Consumer organizations objected as unfair. You can read about that … Read more

CareOne / Persels and Associates – Consumer Complaint – March 7, 2013

Consumer Statement: For the past six months I have worked for Careone and Persels and Associates. Recently I left the company due to a lack of trust in the company and the product they offer. I was a customer service rep in the debt settlment program. I wanted to bring to your attention one of … Read more

Persels and Associates – Consumer Complaint – December 22, 2012

Consumer Statement: Persels and associates went into my bank account and took out $500 after my wife had made a payment 4 days earlier. When we called them they stated that they had done this in era and would return the money. It took them 5 days to return the money and then they returned … Read more

Another Door Closes for Attorney Loophole Debt Settlement. Persels & Associates Gets a No in CT.

The State of Connecticut Department of Banking has issued a very interesting declaratory ruling in the matter of Persels & Associates. I find it interesting because it is yet another example of how attorneys might not have such a “free pass” when it comes to offering debt settlement services all across the country. In this … Read more

Persels & Associates Appears to Discover Millions of Dollars. CareOne Facing Bankruptcy?

Back in September, 2011 a class action lawsuit in Florida resulted in a very disappointing settlement for consumers. Basically consumers received no compensation and lost their rights, (here). People complained about the proposed and final settlement but to no avail. In the Florida case Neil Ruther from Persels & Associates said they could not fund … 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

Kansas Says No Exemption to Attorney Debt Settlement Companies

The Kansas Court of Appeals has issued a ruling in the case involving Consumer Law Associates, Persels & Associates, David Herron II, Stanley Goodwin, and Laura Simpson-Redmond. In this case the State of Kansas went after the named parties after receiving some complaints from consumers. The individuals named are licensed attorneys in Kansas but Consumer … Read more

Consumers Get No Money in Persels & Associates / CareOne Settlement

Thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here), I found out the Middle District Court of Florida court has ruled in the settlement offer proposed in Miranda Day v. Persels & Associates, 3C, CareOne Credit Counseling, Freedom Point, Ascend One, Ruther & Associates, Jimmy Persels, Robyn Freedman, Bernaldo Dancel. The settlement offer had been … Read more

Persels & Associates Named in Georgia Class Action With Host of Major Players in Debt Relief

On January 28, 2012 Carla Broyles, Charity Miaco and Melba Walker filed a class action lawsuit in Georgia against Persels & Associates, Ruther & Associates, Freedom Debt Relief, Consumer Law Associates, Amerix, Careone Services, Tiffany Rowe. The suit states it covers all Georgia resident debtors who have done business with Defendants since July 2003 to … Read more

Public Citizen Steps In to Oppose Persels & Associates and CareOne Class Settlement Offer to Consumers

The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen has stepped into a proposed class action suit involving a case against Persels & Associates and CareOne. The issues seems to be that the proposed class action settlement does not benefit consumers. A class of more than 120,000 people alleges that the law firm and an affiliated credit counseling … Read more

I’m With Persels & Associates But Have Questions. – Sandy

“Dear Steve, Two years ago, I was maintaining my credit cards and had excellent credit with them, then all of a sudden every single one of them raised their interest rates so high that if I paid anything on the cards themselves, I had no money left over for necessities. I called each and every … Read more

I Was With CareOne and The Persels and Associates But Now I Have a Judgment. – Jeff

“Dear Steve, I’m at a loss of what to do. I signed up with CareOne years ago, and even with a reduction in payments I fell into a time where I was unable to meet my monthly payment. I begged for them to suspend, but was told there was no way this could be done. … Read more

Leaked Document Says DebtConnect Online Part of Settlement Process for Persels & Associates

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a document from inside Persels & Associates that lays out current client debt settlement success rates. The percentage of settlements is interesting but what really caught my eye was the statement that after implementing the DebtConnect Online solution that it was easier to secure some better … Read more