Freedom Debt Relief Review
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Founded in 2002, Freedom Debt Relief (FDR) is the largest debt negotiator in the nation. FDR is a member of the Freedom Financial Network and is engaged in helping people find debt relief through its debt resolution services. The company negotiates with their client’s creditors to resolve outstanding debt. FDR and its partners employ debt resolution and debt settlement strategies. FDR currently has offices located in San Mateo, CA and Phoenix, AZ. Freedom Debt Relief employs over 1,600 debt settlement professionals, and has served more than 450,000 clients across the United States.
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I would never recommend freedom debt relief they hire people and they don't train them to tell you the truth I ended up having to pull one of my accounts out because they lied to me and said my husband wouldn't be on it and he was so it ruined his credit
excellent experience and program will allow to make extra fund payments to quickly pay off credit card debts
I naively thought that this company would have my back and protect me from creditors, but found out the hard way that unless I had a decent amount of money in my account (I paid $800 per month), the process of freeing me from my debts would be a long process with no protection from being sued. Two very small accounts were settled quickly, but my nightmare was American Express. They do not negotiate with anybody and I wound up being sued. Freedom did not protect me like I thought they would and I got out of my contract with them ASAP. They should have warned me that this might happen, but they didn't.
Truthfully, I never even got as far as signing up for the program. I owed about $45,000 in debt and the agent told me I would have to pay $45,000, put into an escrow account to the tune of $800 a month (more than the payments to my cards). I asked if they negotiated the amount down with the creditors and he laughed at the idea. Then I get this contract to sign that says the amount will be negotiated down to $22,000 and that they will charge $9500 up front and then 1.5% of the amount owed, per year which brought the amount up to the original amount - just that half of it now goes to them. I can cancel at any time but I still will owe the $10-20,000 in fees. I thought that was outrageous and... Read More
Right now I am frightened. No one from fdr contact me. I get threatening letters from creditors and calls. I can't afford to save very much money each month but it would be nice to try to pay off the smaller ones. I feel trapped and alone.
I'm more stressed out than I was before I signed up. The person I signed up with stop responding to my calls and emails after i signed up. I owe more than I did before I signed up with FDR on one account, My check is being garnished for another account enrolled in the program and the representatives tell me now that they don't negotiate until funds build up. Ok, you don't contact the creditors to at least inform them your client is enrolled in the program?
- Free, personalized evaluation from certified debt specialists
- Rated A+ by Better Business Bureau
- $7 billion in debts settled
- Resolve debt in 24 to 48 months
- American Fair Credit Council accredited
- For people with $15,000 in unsecured debts and up
- Get a free savings estimate
- No upfront fees
- ConsumersAdvocate.org Notice: Freedom Debt Relief was recently the target of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lawsuit regarding FDR’s disclosure of certain terms. Please click here for more information.