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Mortgage Law Group to pay $59 million-scammed consumers

$59 million dollar judgment for deliberately scheming to evade the law and cause harm to their clients According to an article in news.bloomberglaw.com, 11/6/19, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB” won a $59 Million dollar judgment (restitution and civil penalties) against The Mortgage Law Group, LLP, Consumer First Legal Group, LLC, Thomas G. Macey, Jeffery J. […]

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5 Signs an Online Loan is a Debt Trap

The goal of a predatory loan (such as payday loans) is to trap the borrower in a nightmare of never ending debt.  The lenders know that no one is watching or, in some cases, cares that the poor are prayed upon by these unscrupulous lenders.

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Trump Removes Interest Rate Limits and Sacrifices the Consumer

New rule removes interest rate limits on subprime and payday lenders According to an article in Credit Slips, posted by Adam Levitin, the Trump administration has just proposed a rule that declares open season on consumers for subprime lenders. The Office of Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have released parallel […]

How to Determine Debt Collection Scam

Dealing with debt collection issues can be challenging—especially when you’re not sure if the person contacting you is a legitimate debt collector or someone trying to scam you.

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How Terrible is an Online Installment Loan?

Because of scams payday loans are on the way out, but installment loans have taken their place Payday loans usually have a very short period to repay – typically a lump sum payment in a few weeks. The interest rates are sometimes upwards of 700-800%.  Many times the borrower has to take out another loan […]

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Borrowers Trapped – Defaults on vehicle loans increasing

Vehicle defaults is the next financial crisis (after the mortgage crisis) According to the Wall Street Journal 33% of vehicle loans are upside down (meaning the vehicle is worth less than the debt).  Borrowers trade-in vehicles with existing loans, finance a new vehicle and carry over the debt from the old vehicle.  This results in […]

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How Bankruptcy Helps Your Credit Score

COLLECTION COMPANIES AND CREDITOR LIE TO BORROWERS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF BANKRUPTCY ON THEIR CREDIT A creditor has no right to come into your home… For more than three decades I have heard horror stories spread by collection companies and creditors about bankruptcy and a credit score.  First, always consider the source – collection agents […]

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Military Can Obtain Free Credit Monitoring

(reprint from FTC) Starting October 31, 2019, many members of the military will have access to free electronic credit monitoring, which can help them spot identity theft.

Worthless Student Loan Debt Relief – Consolidation & Forgiveness

Never pay upfront for “help” with your student loans According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) scammers stole millions from innocent student loan borrowers who were doing their best to workout their student loans.  These sleazes lied to innocent borrowers, saying that for $1,000 upfront, they could permanently reduce or eliminate the monthly payments. Lied […]