Will This Court Opinion Hamper the Suit Filed by Credit Repair Groups Against CFPB?

Recently I wrote about the valiant effort of the National Association of Credit Services Organizations (NACSO) to get some clarity from the Court regarding the unfavorable language of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). It appears the intention of the lawsuit filed against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to invalidate the part of the … Read more

National Association of Credit Services Organizations Sues CFPB

Recently I wrote about the desire for the National Association of Credit Services Organizations members to raise money to sue the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Well it seems they raised the necessary funds they were looking for from members to sue the CFPB. Actually an attorney with the law firm Greenspoon Marder did as … Read more

National Association of Credit Services Organizations Versus the World

You have to give a hat tip to attorney Robby Birnbaum who is seemingly involved with a number of debt/credit niche associations. In a recent presentation, Mr. Birnbaum was introduced as the current president of the National Association of Credit Services Organizations (NACSO). Mr. Birnbaum is a long-standing attorney representing and advising clients in this … Read more

Alleged Debt Negotiation Services Representative Yells at Widow Who Just Wants Her Money Back – Listen

Please read the update below from Debt Negotiation Services. They deserve praise for the way they handled this issue and dealt with assisting the consumer to resolve the issue. Update 11-26-2019 AM From AFCC The AFCC has acted instantly and has issued the following statement that I received from Robby Birnbaum. I applaud the AFCC … Read more

Student Debt Doctor Raid Description and Receiver’s Report

Court Appointed Receiver reports are always an interesting first look inside an operation that has been raided by regulators. Here is the first Receiver report out on the Student Debt Doctor raid. The Receiver identified additional entities that Gary White owned or controlled in addition to Student Debt Doctor. These entities include Fidelity Credit Repair, … 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

Debt Settlement Industry Still Crazy After All These Years

On March 10th I wrote about a landmark lawsuit filed against a wide number of people in the debt settlement field. As per an email that was allegedly sent out by Ira Frazer of Consumer Legal Services of America. The email also said, “The suit filed also includes serious allegations against Global Client Solutions, LLC … Read more

Debt Settlement Industry – Sued in RICO Complaint

It what I can only describe as a bombshell of an email, apparently debt relief industry individuals received the email below from Ira Frazer of Consumer Legal Services America, that has explosive implications. The email reads like a conference listing of both sides of the debt settlement industry. I reached out to Ira Frazer yesterday … Read more

Debt Relief Soap Opera – Michael Harper, Hoffman Law Group, Greenspoon Marder

Up till now the most bizarre debt relief related lawsuit I had seen was this one which included the “Charlatan,” “Felon,” and “Architect.” But this court document sent to me has to either being the most bizarre of 2014 or be in top contention for debt relief lawsuit honors. It seems to be a soap … Read more

Association for Student Loan Relief Forms. Game On.Associations

For companies interested in selling student loan debt relief it appears a new organization has formed, led by noted debt relief attorney Robby Birnbaum of Greenspoon Marder. The group, Association for Student Loan Relief (AFSLR) is holding their first meeting in Las Vegas on December 12, 2013 at Mandalay Bay. Early sponsors of the association … Read more

Update on Case Filed by Florida Against Fidelity Land Trust, Ed Cherry, Larry Diodato and Others

Back in 2012 the Florida Attorney General filed a lawsuit to stop Fidelity Land Trust from continuing to sell services to consumers. For more information read this post. As part of that case an anonymous tipster (send in your tips here) has forwarded me a copy of the deposition of Larry Diodato from February 19, … Read more

Larry Diodato Screaming At Me Makes Me Want to Know More About August Belmont and Company

This story was written back in June, 2012 and we did not publish it at that time. But in light of the recent action by the Florida Attorney General against August Belmont & Company, Larry Diodato and others we are publishing it now since it is suddenly relevant in that it includes several of the … Read more

Reader Contributes Post About August Belmont & Company, The Paul A. Herman Law Firm & Defense Lawyers

August 20, 2014 – This was received from Peter Yurkins. “I was mentioned at the end of this post The writer has me mentioned as “Administrative Support” I was never part of Admin or management in any role. Also this person says I am scum. I never had any communication with this person at all! … Read more

Robby Birnbaum is Everywhere. Board Member of National Association of Responsible Credit Repair Advisors

A reader sent in a tip about an association, National Association of Responsible Credit Repair Advisors (NARCRA). This group says it “is an organization dedicated to improving the reputation and quality of the credit repair industry.” – Source Ironically the reader didn’t mention anything about Birnbaum being involved. They just wanted to let me know … Read more