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Fraudulant claims - pretends to help people in debt

Complaint Rating:  18 % with 45 votes
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Bud Hibbs is a joke. They've spammed their snake oil on all kinds of credit help forums, claiming to provide resources to help debtors get off scott free without paying a cent of what they owe to creditors and collection agencies. Bud Hibbs posts these ridiculous articles on how people have beat creditors and although Bud Hibbs saturates their online literature calling Collection Agency lawyers bottom feeding ### - its like the pot calling the kettle black. Bud Hibbs is anything but "Consumer Justice" ... it's all a scam by a group of lawyers preying on debtors to get money out of them under the guise of "helping" them. The claims their website makes to desperate people won't work and never will work ... they simply want to take the last few dollars out of debtors' pockets and abandon them. Collection Agency lawyers may be bottom feeding ###, but Bud Hibbs is even lower than them! Advice: ignore Bud Hibbs and find a REAL credit counselor. All Bud Hibbs is going to do is get you in deeper trouble with creditors and collection agencies.
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D  10th of Nov, 2010 by    +2 Votes
Tell me one thing BudHibbs has done to you that makes you say He is ###. Stop throwing around general blank statements without proof. Makes me think you are one of the bottom feeder scums he is talking about.
D  19th of Nov, 2010 by    -1 Votes
Betan - You have obviously never dealt with Bud Hibbs or used his services or you would not be libeling him so badly. Bud is not a bad person or a bad lawyer. You, on the other hand, sound like a hate monger and someone who has become emotionally involved with things which you obviously don't fully understand. I did a little research and read some of the other postings you've put up. I am unimpressed by your unsubstantiated and opinionated rhetoric. Why are you being a bigot? I ask the same as the guy above - "What has Bud Hibbs done to you?" I have dealt with Bud Hibbs so I can say with experience that Bud is an upstanding person who is helping people out. There are lots of people out there looking to rip people off, but Bud is not one of them. Heck, I was a perfect stranger to Bud and he helped me out for nothing! I have dealt with other attorneys who know and work with him and what you are saying about him is the polar opposite of what anyone who has met him would say about him. And about your "spamming" statement - I occasionally run across advertisements for Bud on some of the credit and debt correction forums, but I don't believe I've ever been spammed by Bud even though his office has my information. Can you supply one of these supposed Spam emails that seems to have set you off? I'd like to see it.

I cannot imagine why you chose to attack Bud. If you think that a "Real Credit Counselor" with some certificate from a 3 month course at a Trade school is going to be more help than Bud, who is a highly experienced and educated Specialist, then you're out of your mind. Most Credit Counselors actually know very little about debt correction. They work off of a script given to them by their employer and they might give you one or two options for consolidation and/or refinancing. Most credit counselors will try to talk you into rolling unsecured debts into your mortgage with a refi and/or a debt consolidation loan which converts multiple unsecured debts into one large secured debt. Now, if you miss a couple payments you risk losing your home instead of just crapping up your credit report. Most people who utilize credit counseling fail to resolve their debts with the methods they are given. With Bud you will have a "Real" chance to repair your debt, and not just refinance yourself into a worse position.

In a previous post, you once asked, "Is it me - or is society getting sicker and more twisted with each passing day? What ever happened to people leaving other people alone?!"
- -- I know that your question was rhetorical, but I'll answer it anyhow. --------It's you!-------
D  3rd of Jan, 2011 by    0 Votes
I also have dealt with Bud Hibbs. He has talked with me over the phone numerous times (for free) to give me advice as well as some of my students with debt issues. I would consider him an expert on the laws here in Texas (I live right down the street from his office on Magnolia), and he certainly made me feel much better--which was worth the call. I would recommend him to anyone looking for some peace of mind regarding collection agencies.
A  22nd of Apr, 2011 by    -2 Votes
Bud Hibbs is not a lawyer, he is a dedicated consumer advocate. For many years he has given advice from his website and radio show in Dallas. He also speaks at many function to assist people in need. Bud has assisted my family and I many times, he has spoken at our church and performed many hours of assistance without asking for a cent. One attorney in our church said that Bud has special gifts and by sharing them is performing a valuable humanitarian service. Mr. Hibbs is widely known and respected for his cause and the assistance he provides to those in need. We feel that God has truly blessed us with his work.
A  2nd of May, 2011 by    -1 Votes
The advice I got from his site was extremely valuable and I can tell you that his site did not refer me to an attorney. It gave me valuable information about attorneys that work for these bottom feeder collection companies and helped me defend myself over a debt that I didn't owe. If you badmouth someone like that, you must be one of those slime attorneys that work for these debt purchasers. Good luck convincing anyone of your viewpoint.
N  24th of May, 2011 by    +1 Votes
Yes collection companies may push the issue but bottom line is pay your bills. If you charge up a credit card you need to pay it back dont go looking for ways to get out of your debt with Bud Hibbs. Little does anyone know Bud Hibbs use to be a debtor himself, kind of hard to take advice from someone who didnt pay his own bills. You guys keep saying "###" and "bottom feeders" arent those really the people who arent paying their bill to even keep these places in busniess? Lets face it if the everyone paid their bills on time collection companies would never be in business becuase there would not be enough debt to be spread to all these so called "bottom fedders".
Bud Hibbs is a joke he does make his money of collection companies which a lot of people probably dont know. Ask him about the monies paid to him each month by some agencies just to keep their name off his web site. Is one agency better then the other because Bud says so or is Bud the bad guy for taking the money and not bad mouthing their name?
D  10th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
To the person who is knocking Bud Hibbs, after reading info on his website I'm in agreement with him. It's obvious that you are one of these ### he is instructing us to fight back. Ever heard of Worldwide Recoveries ? I have, they need to be shut down. My online name is "DECKAPE" and I have zero creditor problems, put in the phone numbers pertaining to "WORLDWIDE RECOVERIES, LLC IN ANY SEARCH ENGINE AND READ MY COMMENTS ". It seems WWR o goes by many aliases. Long story short, we are not talking about debt collectors that obey the law. Explain to me the reason I get calls for my ex- wife and relatives I have no association with, then after I tell these people not to call; my phone rings off the hook and I get nasty insults, etc. So I got me a lawyer and filed a lawsuit, because for the last three years of this bull I was ignorant to the laws that protect me.
All I have to say to WWR keep the calls coming, I will file consecutive lawsuits to make it stop. This is a complaints board for people complaining about unlawful practices, scams and rip-offs. It's not here for criminals to post glowing testimonials of themselves and to throw doubt. Worldwide Recoveries needs to be shut down, Bud Hibbs provides information like the various aliases that Worldwide Recoveries and information on other criminal collection agencies. I bet anyone that writes a bad review of Bud Hibbs are the same ### he has exposed they think everyone is stupid enough to believe their dribble and should remain ignorant of their rights under current Federal Law. That is the goal of these predators to wish that everyone fall down stupid each time they call and threaten them, they contact relatives to make payments stating their son, daughter or grandkid will go to jail unless the bill is settled, this is called extorsion.
I have made my own posts and are telling everyone how to stop Worldwide Recoveries and other crooks. Others are following suit !
N  10th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
N  10th of Jun, 2011 by    -1 Votes
Betran Testravosky
So Bud Hibbs is a joke, all the people you try to scam from your call center are a joke to you too, do you seriously think anyone reading your crap wants to believe it ? Who are you defending ? Please tell us the name of the company you represent I'm sure it's on Bud's list . Bud Hibbs provides the information on CRIMINAL PRACTICES of collection agencies. He informs people of the Federal Law in place that punishes ### CRIMINAL DEBT COLLECTORS and gives general information to file complaints with the FTC. As one of their poster children you must be aware of these laws.
D  11th of Jul, 2011 by    0 Votes
DWI999 - hoping those are your initials but guessing not because you were clearly under the influence when you posted your complaint. Bud Hibbs is a godsend to the middle-class debt-ridden consumer. His website is informative, accurate and dedicated to making junk debt collectors obey the law.
N  8th of Oct, 2011 by    +1 Votes
Hibbs has for years been engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. The former Richard Hibschweiler. Changed his name to evade his own creditors. Judgments, garnishments and liens up and down the ying-yang.
D  30th of Jun, 2012 by    +1 Votes
Sounds like this guy is a crooked bill collector to me. I talked to Bud, took his advice and won against the collectors that came after me. It went exactly as he said it would.
D  30th of Jun, 2012 by    +1 Votes
All the negative comments against Bud are crap. I talked to him over the phone, took his advice, hired the attorney he suggested and beat both of the low life companies that came after me and their attorneys. It went exactly as Bud said it would. The people putting these negative comments on here sound like crooked bill collectors to me. So many of them have went under or to prison or both because of Bud's exposing them they will resort to anything as is evidenced here.
D  8th of Aug, 2012 by    +2 Votes
The writer does not speak from personal experience but as a character assassin from the debt collecting community. Bud would not have gotten this poison arrow unless he was as successful as he was in ripping the ill-gotten gains out of the hands of con-men and criminals. There are many debt collectors who will tell you Bud was both honest and effective and cost them great sums of money, which Bud helped keep and put into the hands of hardworking Americans set upon by lawless financial bullies, whom Bud helped educate and taught how to stand up for themselves. Read the McCullough vs. Johnson case from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeal (California) on which retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner sat in on, and you'll see just how successful what he taught worked, and you'll understand why this hateful person wrote what he did. Bud passed away June 17, 2012, but leaves all America with tons of help on how not to let others wrongfully take your money.
N  11th of Aug, 2012 by    +2 Votes
www.debtorboards.com is a free forum of very sophisticated consumers who offer lot's of help on CA
D  2nd of Nov, 2012 by    0 Votes
I was a client of Bud Hibbs and was shocked to learn that he passed away when I attempted to contact him for advice this afternoon. I paid him thousands over the years. He always did exactly what he said he would do and helped me immensely. Though very saddened by his death, I am disappointed that he did not have a provisional plan to reimburse his clients for services he sadly was unable to fulfill. I have been left high and dry with no one to contact and all the confidential information I entrusted him with is who knows where? All of his phone numbers have been disconnected and of course his email addresses are disabled too. Bud was a good man and knew his stuff. I just wish he had made better plans in case the worst happened, which it unfortunately did.
D  6th of Nov, 2012 by    +1 Votes
Over the years, Mr. Hibbs helped me so many times and never charged me a cent. I believe he had 25+ years of experience, and I know he had a reputation for helping those of us who didn't understand how the credit and financial systems worked and the effect it had on us. His guidance was based on the laws. Not laws that he made up, but laws that the GOVERNMENT put into place to protect consumers from unscrupulous debt collectors. Debt collectors did it to themselves. They didn't want to play fair so the government stepped in and gave them the "rules".

Mr. Hibbs will be missed.
N  21st of Nov, 2012 by    +1 Votes
Wow, I just tried to contact Bud Hibbs, but it looks like he has passed. Very sad.

With him being gone, is there someone else in the industry anyone can recommend? This is quite shocking and I need some help.

N  23rd of Apr, 2017 by    0 Votes
@justpino info on a new Bud Hibbs, coming to town soon ldess12853@aol.com
D  24th of Jan, 2013 by    +1 Votes
He did not pretend to help people in debt--he actually DID help! He helped me several years ago over the phone, and never ONCE asked me for a single penny! He was very understanding, compassionate and knowledgeable about the lower-than-### debt collectors who were always harassing me. I never avoided paying my debt (nor would I ever want to), he simply showed me how I could get their reporting to work in my favor by not using any negative verbiage on my credit file once I agreed to pay off my balances! I was saddened to hear of his passing in May 2012, because now I can't personally speak with him again. But his legacy of help lives on, and I am eternally grateful, and I fully support what his organization continues to do to this day.
D  5th of Feb, 2013 by    0 Votes
I communicated with Bud via e-mail regarding some junk debt buyers trying to collect on a payday loan debt that was: past the statute of limitations in my state; unlawful because the lender was not licensed with my state; and unlawful because the fees charged were in excess of state law. Bud was always helpful and polite in communication, and even though I mentioned that I might look at filing suit against the debt collector (who actually threatened my parents via telephone at one point), Bud pointed out once and only once that he could help me with that, and then didn't push the matter further - yet still continued to offer advice and point me to good (and indisputable) legal resources such as the FDCPA information published by the FTC. I can only assume that the people throwing around these false allegations regarding Bud are shills of the collection industry.

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