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Updated: 2018-01-18T00:04:17-05:00

 



Metropolitan Tower Life To Merge With General American Life

2018-01-18T00:05:12-05:00

MetLife, Inc. announced in January 2018 that it intends to merge two subsidiaries Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company and General American Life Insurance Company. The surviving brand will be...

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A Cash Annuity | No Such Thing. Just Fools Taking You For a Fool

2018-01-17T20:41:59-05:00

There is no such thing as a cash annuity. The people behind CashInYourAnnuity.com are simply fools who are taking you for a fool.

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Right Way Funding | 6 Reasons Why Right Way Funding Is Unreliable For Structured Settlement Info

2018-01-18T15:55:23-05:00

Right Way Funding undermines itself by displaying a stunning level of ignorance on the fundamentals of annuities and structured settlements while purporting to understand often confusing terms be...

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Annuity Sold Fraudsters Nailed by Maryland AG In Structured Settlement Buyer Crackdown

2018-01-11T13:46:19-05:00

Lack of regulation of the structured settlement secondary market allows the punks that run Annuity Sold , affiliated companies and others, to run amok. In this case we have MD AG Brian Frosh who took...

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Purveyors of Predatory Advertising 1 | DRB Capital Booked for "Hooking" When Hocking Annuitants

2018-01-08T11:34:56-05:00

DRB Capital has invoked Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky to peddle this garbage. As the de-facto referee I am booking DRB Capital for "hooking" when "hock(ey)ing". There's no "hockey stick" when...

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Vacuous Claim by Strategic Capital of Fastest Structured Settlement Payout Unproven as Deadline Passes

2018-01-05T13:44:59-05:00

I called out Toronto based Strategic Capital for making the vacuous claim that it gave "the fastest structured settlement payouts of all time" when soliciting US citizens to sell their structured...

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Richart Ruddie Google Deindexing Scam Cited as Black Hat in Practising Law Journal

2018-01-04T19:51:50-05:00

Sketchier consultants and attorneys offering to whitewash their clients’ online image promote the possibility of erasing negative content without noting how difficult that is to do lawfully, and...

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Einstein Structured Settlements Advertising | The Look of Fraud for Over 5 Years

2018-01-08T11:57:48-05:00

Einstein Structured Funding, a project of Owings Mills finest, Ryan Blank and Richart Ruddie, continued to post a totally fraudulent paid testimonial for over 5 years and only removed it in response...

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Structured Settlements | The Year in Review 2017

2018-01-05T17:23:59-05:00

It has been quite a year, punctuated by the tax reform bill which leaves fundamental structured settlement tax rules intact. Here's a digest of the Year in Review which includes potentially game...

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Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme | Top Producers Had Been Censured or Barred by SEC or FINRA or State Regulators

2017-12-31T04:28:36-05:00

How is it that a felon, barred from FINRA, who in 2002 pled guilty to a felony and served prison time for wire fraud for selling non existent vending machines before a Federal Judge is able to thumb...

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David Springer Ex Sovereign Funding CEO Now and Then | What Has Changed?

2017-12-30T14:40:49-05:00

Why can't David Springer be honest about his job experience? The EX-Sovereign Funding Group CEO who falsely claimed to be an industry leader as well as a lawyer just continues to lie, lie, lie and...

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Reliance Funding Has Worst BBB Rating of Any Structured Settlement Factoring Company

2017-12-28T15:14:22-05:00

Reliance Funding, the Chevy Chase company that is, according to allegations by the Maryland Attorney General, a continuation of Access Funding (and defending multiple lawsuits), engages in false and...

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Leading Purveyors of Structured Settlement Misinformation 3 | Einstein Structured Settlements/JRR Funding

2017-12-24T17:09:25-05:00

When it comes to ignorance and misinformation  about structured settlements on the Internet, Einstein Structured Settlements are champs.  Having tracked these reprobates for more than 5 years it is...

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Minny Ha Ha | Structured Settlement Broker's Website Hasn't Been Updated in 5 Years

2017-12-23T15:52:35-05:00

When you've been in structured settlements for 37 years,  you've seen structured settlement annuity issuers come and go.  In a business where attention to detail is crucial, somehow the well...

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Woodbridge and Robert H Shapiro Charged in $1.2B Ponzi Scheme by SEC

2018-01-10T11:34:04-05:00

The SEC complaint alleges the Defendants used investors’ money to pay other investors, pitched as “low risk” and “conservative.” A named Defendants is Woodbridge Structured Funding, LLC, which...

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Rightway Funding is The Wrong Way | Cholesterol Laden Inducements for Structured Settlement Annuitants

2017-12-22T16:43:19-05:00

In my opinion there is something ethically and morally wrong when participants in the structured settlement secondary market make inducements tied to the purchase of a product that pays victims cents...

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Structured Settlement Stability | If You Like Things That Bounce Around Try a Hoppity Hop

2017-12-19T23:40:57-05:00

If you like money that bounces around, try a Hoppity Hop. If you want stable tax free income, think structured settlement. Bounce around to your heart's content but take a "bounce pass" on your...

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New Domestic Non Qualified Structured Settlement Option Coming in January 2018.

2017-12-19T00:06:34-05:00

MetLife will offer a domestic non qualified structured settlement option for employment, environmental, breach of contract and other types of taxable damages in early 2018. The underwriting company...

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Profiles of Purveyors of Structured Settlement Misinformation 2 | Annuity Sold

2017-12-18T13:10:00-05:00

What Annuity Sold says is false because Louisiana is one of the states that unfortunately does not require a judicial finding of "best interest", leaving Louisiana structured settlement annunitants...

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Peachtree Creates Moral Dilemma | Induces Annuitants to Sell Structured Settlements With 40 Inch HDTV

2017-12-16T14:49:54-05:00

If such inducements were harmless, then there would be no need to address them in corporate policies , rules of financial regulatory organizations and the United States Constitution. Surely an...

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