REVIEW UPDATED 01/27/2011
Silverleaf Debt Solutions has updated their business model to meet the new FTC standards. They are now charging a flat 15% of the settled debt amount.
ORIGINAL REVIEW STARTS HERE:
Setup Fee: 15%
Monthly Fee: None
Settlement Fee: None
TASC Members: No
BBB Complaints (Total): 2
BBB Complaints (Closed): 2 (1 was a no response, this means Silver Leaf failed to respond to the complaint)
In Business Since: October 2009
14275 Midway Rd., Suite 200
Addison, TX 75001-3614
Silver Leaf Debt Solutions, sometimes spelled Silverleaf Debt Solutions, is an Addison, Texas based settlement company that has been doing a LOT of online advertising lately. Someone posted a comment to the site asking about them, so here is the review. They have only been in business since last October of last year and are members of USOBA and the IAPDA but not TASC. They have received 2 BBB complaints since starting (1 was resolved and 1 they did not respond to). Silver Leaf appears to be a front end for Lloyd Ward and Associates, a Texas based law firm. All email correspondence with the company came from the Lloyd Ward Group but contained Silverleaf branding. Their program charges the standard 15% of your debt amount.
The BBB has given Silver Leaf an F rating but that is not really a surprise considering their recent campaign against debt settlement companies. One interesting point is they claimed I would not be sued because they are a law firm. I’m not sure of the regulations on being both a law firm and settlement company but I’m quite confident that your creditors can still sue you. The settlement company and law firm combo is nothing new to the industry and I don’t think it really provides much of a benefit. You, a debt settlement employee or an attorney are all going to get pretty much the same settlement as the collectors don’t care about anything but closing out the account.
Money back guarantee: Minus fees.
Stop creditor calls: No, they can give them an alternate number though.
Make monthly payment to creditors: No
Can I get sued while on program: No, we are a law firm and we will negotiate with your creditors.
Tax Consequences: Depends on your creditors.
Credit Impact: Your credit will decrease but we can rebuild it.
Where do they hold money: Trust fund.