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Individuals seeking debt relief were defrauded, lost $68k

Most individuals who are struggling with debt are eager to find a solution to their rising bills. A number of debt relief scams in Tampa prey on the anxieties of those who want a clean start, and make appealing promises that are impossible to keep. As a result, the victims of these scams often end up paying out resources that put them even deeper in the hole, only to find out that their debts were never settled to begin with.

This is exactly what happened to two separate families who were conned by a man and his female partner. According to confessed statements, the two fraudsters operated fake debt relief companies and used the revenue that was supposed to pay off their clients’ debts for their own personal gain. The man received just over four years in prison for his involvement in the con and the woman received probation. Both were ordered to pay restitution. In total, nearly $68,000 was stolen from those individuals who were seeking help for their monetary problems. 

If you are experiencing harassing calls from creditors and you are looking for a new financial start, contact an attorney before turning to a Florida debt relief company that might be scamming consumers in need. An attorney will be able to walk you through the process of filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and help you determine if bankruptcy is the right method for you to help absolve you of debt and get you started on a brand new financial path.

Source: Houston Chronicle, “Fake debt relief business got Houston man $68K and prison,” Robert Stanton, August 2, 2013

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