Credit Counseling

Press Releases

Studies

Testimony and Comments


Educational Resources

  • Get Real Debt Help- English, 05/16/11. (PDF)
  • Get Real Debt Help- Spanish, 05/16/11. (PDF)

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Press Releases

  • Consumer Groups Provide Advice on How to Get Real Debt Help, Not Empty Promises, 05/24/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds the FTC for New Rules Concerning Debt Relief Services, 07/29/10. (PDF)
  • Consumers Need Relief from Debt Settlement Rip-Offs: Consumer and Privacy Groups Support Senate and House Bills to Curb Debt Settlement Abuses, 06/15/10. (PDF)
  • Beware of Debt Settlement Trap: Consumer Groups Offer Tips on Getting Real Relief, 01/26/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Applaud FTC's Proposed Rules for Debt Relief Services, 11/03/09. (PDF)
  • CFA and American Express Report on First Phase of Research on Consumer Credit Counseling Effectiveness, 06/12/06. (PDF)
  • Firms Under Assault For Abusive Practices Find New Lease On Life: For-Profit Credit Counseling, 03/21/05. (Read More)
  • Survey Finds Lack of Consumer Understanding About Credit Counseling, 12/01/03. (PDF)
  • First-Ever Study of Credit Counseling Finds High Fees, Bad Advice and Other Abuses by New Breed of "Non-Profit" Agencies, 04/09/03. (Read More)

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Studies

  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Credit Counseling, Phase One: The Impact of Delivery Channels for Credit Counseling Services, 06/12/06. (PDF)
  • Credit Counseling in Crisis: The Impact on Consumers of Funding Cuts, Higher Fees, and Aggressive New Market Entrants Placement, 04/08/03. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • Consumer groups support Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act of 2010, 09/24/10. (PDF)
  • Comments to FTC on Debt Relief Amendments to Telemarketing Sales Rule, 07/01/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and Other Consumer Groups Support HB 392 Commercial Law-Debt Settlement Services, 03/02/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Comment on Debt Relief Amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule, 10/16/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett before the Senate Commerce Committee on Credit Counseling and Debt Settlement Consumer Protection, 02/26/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Travis Plunkett before the Senate Commerce Committee on Consumer Protection and the Credit Crisis, 02/26/09, [PDF]

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