In recent months, we’ve seen many regulators and legal authorities in jurisdictions across the country signify official concern that an increasing number of companies which operate in the debt cures business today, are essentially debt relief scam operations that are out to cheat and dupe an overburdened debt-ridden population in a bad national economy. The most recent among those, is Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in New York, whose office had subpoenaed some 14 debt relief operations and one law firm in May 2009 from across the nation for investigations into their debt settlement operations.
When you are seeking financial relief you should be very clear in your mind about exactly what you are looking for. If you have this clarity you can make better decisions to avoid bad debt relief programs. Finding a legitimate program is not difficult if you know what you are looking for. The scammers are able to take advantage of people because many people do not have sufficient knowledge about the terms used in debt relief programs.
Many people imagine that relief programs have some sort of magical power that can just eliminate their debts in a day or two. In reality every debt relief program is associated with one or other drawback. If you do a little research on various laws governing the debt settlement industry you will be in position to decide the most feasible option for your debt case. Debt relief programs enable you to both reduce and settle your debt amount by amount by means of negotiation or they can help you to negotiate for extension or modification of repayment term for your debt.
Self help relief is the way of solving your problems individually. This can be the first step you take to achieve the debt relief. This may lead to achieve relief in two different ways. First, making the decision on your own to deal with your own financial problems gives you some kind of relief. And once you put a plan to get away from your debt problems, it will again give you a measure of relief. However, if this method did not completely remove your debts, you better go for a more productive method like settlement.
Basically, using the rigorous evaluation and ranking system devised by its review experts, called the “Key Debt Relief Evaluation Criteria” or KDREC, the review team scored and ranked 12 debt relief companies from across the country as ranking as the TOP DOZEN Online debt relief companies in the industry having the highest levels of professionalism, reliability and credibility in the critical criteria areas of evaluation for the industry — accreditation by the Bureau of Better Business and by recognized certification institution for the debt relief industry, professional reputation, charges and cost of service to consumer, results of company background checks on expertise, quality of personnel, personnel education and training, length of time in the industry, past record in the business and in delivery of the services, customer satisfaction, etc.
You can find legitimate relief programs online through the reputed debt relief networks having approval of BBB. You can also go through the TASC, Chamber of Commerce or the U.S. Department of Justice’s U.S. Trustee Program. They will provide you with a list of member companies providing good programs for debt freedom.
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