Someone told me about a site named TradeGuardian.com. The site says this about the company:
13 years of experience in debt collection, debt negotiation and debt settlement.
Our network law firms have had similar experience in collection, further strengthening our ability to assist our clients in handling their debt.
We have 5 years’ experience as a large commercial collection agency and an expert in asset recovery.
We have vast knowledge of judgment enforcement techniques including levies, wage garnishments, property liens, and other measures.
Our trained and monitored collectors ensure compliance with the FDCPA and applicable state laws that regulate the collection industry.
We have insider’s knowledge of creditor and collector tactics, thus strengthening our ability to assist your clients in handling their debt settlement needs.”
At the time of this posting, the domain name for the company has been active for 88 days.
If you just look at the front page of their website they describe doing all sorts of things except “credit repair” but on the about page the specifically says they do.
The company seems to be under the control of a Mark Anderson and/or Bad Credit Go, LLC. Trade Guardian is a fictitious name that was filed for twice in a short period of time. The first time Mark Anderson said he was the owner. – Source, Source
Things seem to be busy at Trade Guardian and I received the following screenshot from a Mark Anderson looking to do credit repair on behalf of others but allegedly they need help closing all the leads coming in.
The Trade Guardian website says they offer debt settlement in every state, at least that’s how I read “National Debt Settlement.” They also claim to offer debt management, which is typically consumer credit counseling but their description sounds more like debt settlement.
What would be interesting to know is if consumers are being charged in advance for these services by either Trade Guardian or the company they farm the leads to.
If you have any information to share about Trade Guardian, please post it in the comments below.
I’m curious that they appear to pitch themselves as a debt relief operation but also offer an “Online Reputation” monitoring service.