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Concerns Surround Twin Cities Credit Repair Company

Concerns Surround Twin Cities Credit Repair Company
News from CBS Local:

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – To buy your dream house or land a better job, you need a good credit score, but 20 percent of us don’t have one.  That’s where companies like United Credit Consultants offer to help.

For a price, the Burnsville business says it can improve your credit profile.

But complaints from former customers have piled up for years and some ex-employees aren’t happy either.

The reasons they seek help are usually very similar to Carey Vanier’s.

“I had student loans, credit card,”  he said. “I had some medical bills and something like that on there.”

The weekly radio show first caught Vanier’s attention. The professional website advertising a unique process to a better financial future got him in the door.

“It seemed legit,” Vanier said.

Vanier signed a $ 1,200 contract with United Credit Consultants.

“One year, $ 100 payment each month,” he said.

United Credit Consultants said it would help him improve his credit score by requesting credit reports and disputing inaccurate accounts on them.

But he said weeks would sometimes pass without hearing anything back.

“I didn’t know who was taking care of me, or who I was supposed to talk to,” Vanier said. “I stopped e-mailing, I stopped calling. I can tell you, the last couple times I went there, I just showed up.”

Vanier…………… continues on CBS Local

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FTC Names Two New Defendants in Debt Relief and Credit Repair Scam
News from InsideARM:

Two new defendants have been named in a Federal Trade Commission case against a phony debt relief and credit repair scheme that allegedly deceived consumers about non-existent federal programs to pay off their bills and fix poor credit.

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Repair Bad Credit signs raise BBB concerns

Repair Bad Credit signs raise BBB concerns
News from Daily Journal Online:

2014-11-25T04:00:00Z Repair Bad Credit signs raise BBB concerns Daily Journal Online

Capital Credit Protection, a Florida company that has posted numerous “Repair Bad Credit” advertising signs along St. Louis streets, is headed by a man who appears to have had ties to a similar credit-repair operation that was shut down two years ago by a federal judge.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising St. Louis area consumers to exercise caution when dealing with Capital Credit Protection (also known as Capital Credit Solutions) of Jacksonville, Fla.

Willie J. McKenzie, president of Capital Credit Protection, appears to have had business ties to Kevin Hargrave through a firm called Lexington Credit Services. Hargrave, of Florida, was found guilty of civil contempt in Jacksonville in November 2012. The Federal Trade Commission accused Hargrave, his wife, Latrese, and several of their companies of violating a court order to stop selling bogus credit-repair services.

BBB of Northeast Florida and the Southeast Atlantic describes Capital Credit Protection as a credit-repair firm. It has an “F” rating with BBB, the lowest possible.

A woman from Orlando, Fla., told BBB she contacted Capital Credit…………… continues on Daily Journal Online

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The monthly bill that could save — or destroy — your credit score
News from Washington Post:

December 9 at 7:07 AM
Rental payments are rarely tracked on credit reports, but some groups are trying to change that. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

One of the easiest ways to repair your credit history is to pay your bills on time.

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Capital Credit Protection Street Signs Raise BBB Concerns

Capital Credit Protection Street Signs Raise BBB Concerns
News from STLtoday.com:

St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 5, 2014Capital Credit Protection, a Florida company that has posted numerous “Repair Bad Credit” advertising signs along St. Louis streets, is headed by a man who appears to have had ties to a similar credit-repair operation that was shut down two years ago by a federal judge.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising St. Louis area consumers to exercise caution when dealing with Capital Credit Protection(also known as Capital Credit Solutions)of Jacksonville, Fla.

 Willie J. McKenzie, president of Capital Credit Protection, appears to have had business ties to Kevin Hargrave through a firm called Lexington Credit Services.  Hargrave, of Florida, was found guilty of civil contempt in Jacksonville in November 2012. The Federal Trade Commission accused Hargrave, his wife, Latrese, and several of their companies of violating a court order to stop selling bo…………… continues on STLtoday.com

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