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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Yet More Debt Collection Scams

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The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (“NACBA”) has asked its members ― I am one ― to post the following warning on their blogs: Telephone-Scam Soliciting Wire Transfers Prompts NACBA and Vermont Attorney General to Issue Consumer Warning Across the country, consumers are falling prey to a new scam targeting people who have filed… Continue Reading

More Debt Collection Scams

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I have written many times on debt collection scams, and they just keep on coming.  If the scamsters would devote their efforts to legitimate labor, they might be very successful. James Rufus Koren and Jim Puzzanghera wrote in the October 2, 2015, L.A. Times: Two auto lending companies controlled by low-profile L.A. billionaire Don Hankey… Continue Reading

Debt Settlement Scams

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You’ve got too much debt to ever pay off.  What can you do?  Some people facing gargantuan debt don’t want to avail themselves of bankruptcy, the most effective way of dealing with debt, and instead hire a debt settlement company to negotiate with their creditors.  The following exchange appeared in Liz Weston’s March 13, 2016… Continue Reading