Debt Defense Services is Back and Making Some Disturbing Claims

Recently a debt relief insider and tipster (send in your tips here) sent me documents that were being circulated by Debt Defense Services. I’ve written about them before, see this. This time they are trying to recruit people by telling them how debt settlement companies switch to selling their debt relief services once they hear … Read more

Defendants In Payday Lending Case To Pay More Than $294,000 For Illegal Garnishment Of Consumers’ Paychecks

Defendants in a payday lending case have been ordered to pay more than $294,000 for illegal garnishment of consumers’ paychecks. A federal court has ordered, at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), one of the individuals behind a payday lending scheme and two companies he controlled to pay $294,536 for illegally trying to … Read more

Are Stay-At-Home Mom’s At Risk For Being Denied Credit?

The Federal Reserve has recently proposed new rules in credit card lending to only consider one’s personal income and not the household’s income. Essentially, this sounds smart. They are trying to prohibit those without a steady income from taking on credit, especially those unable to repay their debt. However, Margaret Ryznar points out an outstanding … Read more

Does the Wave of Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA) Suits Benefit Consumers or Lawyers?

A tipster (send in your tips here) forwarded to me an article about Thomas Lyons, Esq. in Minnesota who was disbarred in 2010 for filing suits under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). While there is a need for consumers to have recourse in bringing legal suits … Read more

Forgotten Regulations That You Can Use to Make Your Creditors Treat You Fairly

If you are concerned about the way credit card companies and other lenders do business, you will be pleased to discover a little known regulation enacted for your protection. Regulation Z, or the Truth in Lending Law, regulates certain credit card practices and helps you know the true cost of credit and achieve a fair … Read more

Plastic Power: Smart Strategies for Making the Most of Your Credit Cards

At GetOutOfDebt.org, we help thousands of people with too much debt. So you probably figure we’d think credit cards are terrible, right? Wrong! Credit cards can be a great tool and can even save you money if you’re smart about how you use them. That doesn’t mean charging up a storm on things you can’t … Read more

The Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010

U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) will introduce legislation soon regarding payday lending. As she says, The purpose of the legislation is to ensure payday lenders can no longer send hardworking families into a spiral of debt. The Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010 protects borrowers by ensuring that short-term cash advances remain short-term. Senators … Read more

I Have a Big Truth in Lending Problem and Need Help. – Gene

Gene “Dear Steve, Getting to the point, I need a great Federal Attorney that can present a strong Truth in Lending action. In the current subprime meltdown my case will be a benchmark case that will be published and it will get National Exposure. Under Federal RESPA Section 6, and the similar statute in California’s … Read more