I Need Your Vote on This Rescue One and Arete Financial Freedom Situation

Some may feel I’m just some hack with a laptop but I actually make a concerted effort to report on the debt relief industry factually and accurately. Additionally, I enjoy answering reader questions and share my experience in the debt relief world since 1990. Update 12-23-2019 I received permission from Branden Millstone to add this … Read more

Recent Debt Relief Case Turns Into a Rabbit Hole for Conspiracy Theorists

While some people can find the biggest conspiracy in the smallest discrepancy, I don’t embrace that approach. Instead, I try to look for verifiable facts that can be supported with outside documents. The recent case against American Financial Support Services, Arete Financial Group, Arete Financial Freedom, CBC Conglomerate, 1file.org, Diamond Choice, Interest Rate Solutions, J&L … Read more

Rescue 1 Financial Employee Lawsuit Seems to Disclose Other Information

In doing the rounds to check on updates in the industry I came across the following lawsuit by an employee of Rescue 1 Financial. In the interest of disclosure, Rescue One and this website have a storied past but this reporting has no relation to that history. On September 9, 2019, a former employee of … Read more

Rescue One Financial – Simple Path Financial – Consumer Complaint – September 26, 2019

Consumer Statement: Rescue One Financial does it again! I see they have scammed others and they did it to me too! They are liars and cheats and I have proof of their fraudulent behavior. Consumer Action Taken: They have done nothing. All they care about it taking your money. They do not care about all … Read more

Have You Heard of Rescue One? LOL

Question: Dear Steve, Have you heard of rescue one? I have $85k in cc debt this is what they offered me: Underwriting has confirmed you are approved and qualified for a non-credit based consolidation option. This consolidation reduced repayment option complies 100% with the strict rules dictated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and is … Read more

Is Simple Path Financial a Legit Company or a Scam?

Question: Dear Steve, I’m in a total of $33,000 in debt with credit cards and one loan. I spoke with a person at Simple Path financial. I asked if I could have the contract emailed to review it but the person said that it would be reviewed over the phone with me. I would sign … Read more

Multiple Fake Consent Orders in Baltimore – Will Judges Remedy Their Own Prior Restraints Procured by Fraud?

by Paul Alan Levy Pursuant to the settlement in Smith v Garcia and Chief Judge Smith's ensuing order in that case, counsel for Richart Ruddie arranged to have a motion filed in the names of Bradley Smith and his debt relief company, Rescue One Financial LLC, asking a state court judge in Baltimore Maryland to … Read more

Update on Case Involving https://getoutofdebt.org, Rescue One Financial, and Fake Lawsuits

by Paul Alan Levy Over the past few months, I have reported, to some extent jointly with Eugene Volokh, on a purportedly pro se lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Brought against a fictional defendant and submitted with a forged proposed consent order, the proceeding resulted in … Read more

Update on Case Involving GetOutOfDebt.org, Rescue One Financial, and Fake Lawsuits

by Paul Alan Levy Over the past few months, I have reported, to some extent jointly with Eugene Volokh, on a purportedly pro se lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Brought against a fictional defendant and submitted with a forged proposed consent order, the proceeding resulted in … Read more

Update on Interesting Issue That Involves GetOutOfDebt.org and Truth

The following article is reposted with permission from Public Citizen. Dozens of suspicious court cases, with missing defendants, aim at getting web pages taken down or deindexed  PAUL ALAN LEVY AND EUGENE VOLOKH There are about 25 court cases throughout the country that have a suspicious profile: All involve allegedly self-represented plaintiffs, yet they have … Read more

Did Bradley Smith and Rescue One Financial Get Duped to File This Fake Lawsuit?

Recently the kind people and the brainiac attorney Paul Levy at Public Citizen contacted me and asked if I had any knowledge about a lawsuit filed in Rhode Island by a “Bradley Smith” in California against an alleged “Deborah Garcia” in Rhode Island that resulted in a court order to remove pages from GetOutOfDebt.org from … Read more

Where Are the Howard Law Bankruptcy Cases?

A court filing by Howard Law and Vincent Howard in the Morgan Drexen v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau case piqued my curiosity. The filing said, “The range of legal services that Howard Law provides to its clients includes, but is not limited to legal representation in business litigation matters, personal injury matters, consumer protection and … Read more

Rescue One Financial Hit with Class Action Suit by Howard Law

While working on another article I came across the case below. I’ve written articles recently about debt relief companies and the exposure of Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims. Michael Perri v. Rescue 1 Financial “1. Defendant Rescue 1 Financial, LLC (“Defendant” or “Rescue 1”) is a national financial services company that focuses on consumer debt … Read more

Rescue One Financial – Consumer Complaint – February 6, 2015

Consumer Statement: Rescue One Financial sent me a mailer pre approved for a personal loan, one easy payment, low apr. did application online. next day got a call from a person telling me I was not approved.said that they have an affiliate company that had this program where you send in money monthly and they … Read more