• February 19, 2010

Businesses that prey upon those who are most down on their luck, those who have little or no money, have taken a very different approach than Slick Willie Sutton, famed bank robber who explained that he robbed banks because “that’s where the money is.”  Consumer debtors,  desperate, vulnerable, and at least sometimes unsophisticated, are afforded some protection under Minnesota state law but, apparently, some out-of-state “debt settlement” companies are practicing in the state without license and, apparently, in ways that violated Minnesota law.  Minnesota AG, Lori Swanson, went after some of these folks in July, 2008, and, today, has announced that she’s targeting six others.

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