NC Woman Scams People by Collecting and Settling Debts Owed to Others

U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced that Carissa Eugenia Brown, 33, of Charlotte, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer and pleaded guilty to orchestrating a $1.9 million debt collection scheme. Matthew D. Line, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, Charlotte Field Office (IRS-CI) and Tommy D. Coke, Inspector…… Continue reading NC Woman Scams People by Collecting and Settling Debts Owed to Others

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Will Capital One and Discover Work With Me to Settle My Debt?

Question: Dear Steve, I have 2 charged-off accounts, and I want to call and try to pay towards debt but can only afford about 100 per month. Will they work with me.. capital one and discover Will, the creditors work with me. Hope Answer: Dear Hope, The answer is not what you would expect. Here…… Continue reading Will Capital One and Discover Work With Me to Settle My Debt?

Learning to Pay Yourself First

Exactly what does it mean to pay yourself first? Overall, it means that your top priority should be to put a certain amount of money into your savings and/or investment accounts before you pay your monthly expenses, such as your rent or mortgage payment, car payment, student loan payment and so forth. This could help…… Continue reading Learning to Pay Yourself First

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Submit Your Comment to the CFPB if Debt Collectors Should Not Collect on Debt Outside the Statute of Limitations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has extended the time for people to submit public comments on time-barred debt disclosures. The CFPB proposes to prohibit collectors from using non-litigation means (such as calls) to collect on time-barred debt unless collectors disclose to consumers during the initial contact and on any required validation notice that the…… Continue reading Submit Your Comment to the CFPB if Debt Collectors Should Not Collect on Debt Outside the Statute of Limitations

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Debt Relief Credit Card Processing Leads to $40 Million Settlement With FTC

One of the biggest payment processing companies and its former executive will pay more than $40.2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they knowingly processed payments and laundered, or assisted laundering of, credit card transactions for scams that targeted hundreds of thousands of consumers. According to the FTC’s complaint, Atlanta-based First Data Merchant Services,…… Continue reading Debt Relief Credit Card Processing Leads to $40 Million Settlement With FTC

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