WOAI – Some debt relief companies will relieve you of your money

Since our investigation into debt relief and debt settlement companies aired last month, the industry has been in the news. The Texas Attorney General has charged a debt settlement firm, called Credit Solutions of America (CSA), with being an “unlawful scheme that defrauded Texans with financial problems.”

The allegations against CSA are similar to the complaints made about another debt relief company, Clear Breeze Solutions, which was in our story. In both cases, customers complained that the firms took big money up front, promised to help them shed large amounts of debt, but never did anything for them.

The woman we profiled in our story is now suing Clear Breeze Solutions, and is being represented by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, where they have been trying to help a number of people who have gotten into trouble with debt relief companies.

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