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Personal Finance Scam Reports

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Coronavirus Scammers Want Your $$$

Coronavirus Scammers Want Your $$$

You’ve probably heard the news by now – the government is sending out relief checks as part of the federal response to the Coronavirus. Scammers heard the same thing, and they’re hoping to cash in on yours.

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Student Loan Debt? Read This

Student Loan Debt? Read This

Companies pitch their service with incomplete information and outright lies. They tell people that lower payments from an IDR plan will last for 20-30 years when, in fact, the lower payments are only guaranteed for one year

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Allegations of Fake Reviews on LendEDU

Allegations of Fake Reviews on LendEDU

Many consumers don’t buy anything without consulting third-party review sites or checking out the opinions of other customers. But how often are those ratings the product of buying and selling between the “independent” site and companies willing to pay for better play?

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The Top Frauds in 2019

The Top Frauds in 2019

During 2019, the FTC received more than 3.2 million reports from consumers. The following are the biggest scams and frauds reported in 2019

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Court Rules Against Mortgage Relief Scam

Court Rules Against Mortgage Relief Scam

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in a case against the operators of a scheme that deceived financially distressed homeowners by falsely promising to make their mortgages more affordable.

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Avoiding Credit Repair Scams

Avoiding Credit Repair Scams

There are counselors who can help you with your credit report, and others who take your money but don’t help you. These are the red flags to watch out for

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Is That Debt Collector Scamming Me?

Is That Debt Collector Scamming Me?

While there are many legitimate debt collectors in the financial marketplace, there are also a growing number of scammers who may try to get you to pay on debts that you don’t owe or on debts that don’t even exist.

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Debt Relief Scheme Halted by FTC

Debt Relief Scheme Halted by FTC

Operators of alleged scheme claimed to be affiliated with the federal government and falsely promised to help reduce or even eliminate consumers’ student loans

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The Fight Against Illegal Student Debt Relief Schemes

The Fight Against Illegal Student Debt Relief Schemes

You don’t have to pay for help with your student loans. After all there’s nothing a company can do for you that you can’t do yourself, for free…

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Beware Debt Settlement Scams

Beware Debt Settlement Scams

You’re already in a difficult positions – don’t led a scammer make things worse! Some companies offering debt settlement programs may engage in deception and fail to deliver on the promises they make

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Credit Scores: When Free’s Not Free

Credit Scores: When Free's Not Free

Be careful signing up for that “free” credit score report. The ad says free, the website says free – so why are millions of American’s getting bilked for $29.99 a few weeks later?

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True Stories: Debt Settlement Nightmare

True Stories: Debt Settlement Nightmare

A true story from the FTC archives – Dorothy Council’s debt settlement companies didn’t pay her credit cards and kept the money.

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Getting Your Free Credit Report

Getting Your Free Credit Report

The US Government has set your right to a free credit report into law. And getting your copy is very easy – here’s how:

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Bogus Debt Relief Program Costs Victims $1.2M

Bogus Debt Relief Program Costs Victims $1.2M

Man Found Guilty of Federal Charges Stemming from Fake Debt-Elimination Services with More than 500 Victims Identified

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Avoid Student Debt Relief Scams

Avoid Student Debt Relief Scams

Don’t Make Mistakes When Seeking Student Debt Relief. Be careful with the information you give and remember no company can promise to get you fast debt forgiveness.

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Bankruptcy: What to Know

Bankruptcy: What to Know

Filing for bankruptcy is a huge decision to make and not one to be taken lightly. It should only be considered when other steps have been attempted and failed such as debt relief or https://scamreport.com/dir/personal-finance/debt-relief/debt-consolidation/. If you do plan to file for bankruptcy protection, you must get

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Error on Your Credit Report?

Error on Your Credit Report?

Under the FCRA, both the credit reporting company and the information provider are responsible for correcting inaccurate or incomplete information in your report. Here’s how you do it.

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Car Title Loans: More Than Money

Car Title Loans: More Than Money

Albert needed some extra cash for an emergency and thought a car title loan sounded like a good idea. Is a car title loan the best solution?

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The Payday Lending Trap

The Payday Lending Trap

The Dangers of Payday Lending – John’s truck breaks down and he doesn’t have any money to fix it. Is payday lending the answer?

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$1.7m Set to be Returned to Credit Card Scam Victims

$1.7m Set to be Returned to Credit Card Scam Victims

FTC to Return $1.7m to Consumers Who Bought Worthless Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Programs. The court held defendants liable for 11 violations of the FTC Act and the Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule

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$315,000 Returned to Credit Card Victims

$315,000 Returned to Credit Card Victims

FTC Returns Nearly $315,000 to Consumers Who Bought Worthless Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Programs

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Bankruptcy or Debt Relief?

Bankruptcy or Debt Relief?

Debt got you down? You’re not alone. Consumer debt is at an all-time high. Bankruptcy is one option to deal with financial problems, it’s generally considered the option of last resort.

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Law-breaking Credit Repair Scheme Closed by FTC

Law-breaking Credit Repair Scheme Closed by FTC

FTC Stops Operators of $6.2M Fake Credit Repair Scheme. Alleges scammers charged upfront fees and falsely promised to improve credit scores.

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Agents Laundered Millions in Credit Card Charges

Agents Laundered Millions in Credit Card Charges

The FTC alleges ISO, sales agents laundered millions in credit card charges – as case concludes monetary judgment of $5.8 million suspended due to the defendants’ inability to pay

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