No quick fix to get out of debt
There are rules to help debtors who, against the advice of many consumer advocates, still seek the services of debt-relief companies. It is illegal for debt-relief services to charge upfront fees. Companies that sell their services over the telephone …
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Tax Relief Company Agrees to Turn over Million to Bilked Consumers
Under last year's settlement order, American Tax Relief LLC and its leader, Alexander Seung Hahn, were banned from telemarketing, and they and Hahn's wife, Joo Hyun Park, were permanently prohibited from selling debt relief services. As part of the FTC …
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6 On Your Side Answers: Why you should avoid debt settlement firms
A report by the Center for Responsible Lending says some debt settlement firms are using loose affiliations with law firms to circumvent the Federal Trade Commission's fee ban. That 2010 law says debt relief companies can not sell their services over …
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