Another Bad Debt Collector: Goldmand Schwartz aka Cole,Tanner & Wright

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 4,380 checks totaling more than $550,000 to people harmed by Houston-based Goldman Schwartz, Inc., a debt collection operation that also used other business names, including Cole, Tanner & Wright and Harris County Check Recovery. The FTC sued Goldman Schwartz for multiple law violations, including making false threats and collecting bogus attorney’s fees and other unauthorized charges. The defendants were banned from […]

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Business Coach Scam

Starting a small business is a big deal. That’s why people might consider getting a business coach to help. But what if the coach doesn’t help, but actually hurts your interests? Unfortunately, that’s what happened to thousands of people who wanted to start home-based internet businesses. The FTC reached a settlement with a group of companies and individuals that allegedly used deceptive marketing tactics that […]

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ACDI Group: Another Debt Collector Blatantly Violating the Law

Have you gotten a call, a letter, an email, or a text message about a debt that sounds fishy? Don’t take the bait, because “phantom” debt collectors try to pressure people into paying debts they don’t really owe. In its effort to crack down on phantom debt collectors, the FTC has charged a North Carolina operation with collecting over $30,000 in fake debts, despite consumer […]

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