Financial Independence and Resource Education, Inc.

1.9 star rating Rating - based on 25 reviews & complaints
 
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Customer Reviews, Ratings & Complaints
Review Posted 4/4/2013
BAD
How can this company still be in business? Their practices are extremely unethical. They claimed they would help my financial situation and instead took thousands of dollars. Calls went unreturned, and when I complained they indicated that I neede... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 5/29/2012
Do not trust this company!
This company no longer provides the services they say they do. I would consider this company to engage in unethical and illegal business practices. They started off well but have stopped their services halfway into the contract. My contract ended... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 3/1/2012
FIRE is a Scam
This company is a scam. All they do is collect your money and do nothing to negotiate your debt, as they state they will. DO NOT USE!!! Financial Independence and Resource Education, Inc. This company's nature of business is Debt Negotiation Cat... Read More »
 
 
 
Review Posted 12/7/2011
Investigation
Any pertinent information about this company is greatly appreciated from all viewers. Did this company move from Florida to New York, and then now back to Florida? Same owners?

If you used to work with FIRE, I would like to speak to you.

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Review Posted 8/5/2011
Review 8/5/2011
This company and the NY company any related company to "FIRE" is a scam. I paid a lot of money for settlements that I closed myself.

You can do it yourself without these dirtbags.

I hope the FEDS investigate this company.

PS - Their phon... Read More »
 
 
 
Review Posted 8/5/2011
V
Review 8/5/2011
I started with FIRE in Nov 2008...It is now Aug 2011. I had four creditors to negotiate with. Two out of the four were settled and I was impressed. That left me with two debts for FIRE to negotiate with. With one I had to go to court continuously... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 2/13/2011
Review 2/13/2011
F.I.R.E. cancelled my account for no apparent reason and kept my money. I am pasting the cancellation email below. You have been warned already!

February 1, 2011

Roberto Carrasco

1531 North Pierce Street APT 511

Arlington, VA 22209... Read More »
 
 
 
Review Posted 2/8/2011
Review 2/8/2011
THIS COMPANY IS A HUGE SCAM. THE CEO'S WIFE STOLE 5 MILLION DOLLARS SUPPOSIDLY. & THE CEO IS NOW RESIDING IN PANAMA. HIS SON CRAIG SMITH WENT AND OPENED ANOTHER DEBT SETTLEMENT BUSINESS IN NORTH PALM BEACH, FL CALLED FINANCIAL SECURITY. WHICH IS A... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 11/1/2010
Review 11/1/2010
Don't trust this company. They took almost $4000 of my money and have done nothing for me. I now have the 2 creditors that I wanted them to negotiate with calling for collections. Both of these creditors state that fire has never contacted them. I... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 10/3/2010
Review 10/3/2010
This company said they would settle with my creditors at down to 40 cents on the dollar. They were successful at 60 percent on one account. The other two...not so well! One of the two, I was taken to court and judgement against me was for the full... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 3/18/2010
Review 3/18/2010
DONT GIVE THIS COMPANY ANY MONEY! They took my money and did nothing for me. They tricked me into filling out "an application" which was really an E-sign contract. If I had done my research I would have known what a scam this is. Before I could ca... Read More »
 
 
 
Review Posted 2/17/2010
Review 2/17/2010
I absolutely recommend this company. I have been enrolled now for over a year and could not be happier. F.I.R.E has done everything they said they would. My accounts have been settled and my credit score has increased by 50 points so far. F.I.R.E.... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 2/4/2010
Review 2/4/2010
STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY
F.I.R.E has left us no choice but to a complaint with the B.B.B. and the Florida Attorney Generals Office
We were contacted by Patty Golden from F.I.R.E. International after filling out an e-form online application f... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 2/3/2010
Review 2/3/2010
F.I.R.E. is a rip off. I signed up with them back in March 2008 and its now Feb. 2010. I only had one card settled out of the 8 that I came up with. When I agreed to settle with that one card, I had to do all the running around to get my payment s... Read More »
 
 
 
Review Posted 1/26/2010
Review 1/26/2010
I recently joined up with this program after being told about it by a friend who has been with them for over a year now. I wanted to look online to see more about them and what other people might have to say. I'm surprised that people have had bad... Read More »
 
 
 
Review Posted 1/24/2010
Review 1/24/2010
I recently finished my 24 month program with FIRE and im very impressed.I read all these negative reviews and had a complete different experience with this company i think the difference was PATIENCE!When i first signed up with the program my fina... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 1/20/2010
Review 1/20/2010
The Attorney General's office is also a very useful place to find information on this company. You can find out right over the phone all about the complaints they have. Better to find out before you make any decisions about signing up and paying f... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 1/20/2010
Review 1/20/2010
Stay away from this company. I was lured in by an add on Facebook stating Washington State had passed a law to lower credit card debts by 60%. I gave my email address to the window that popped up and a representative from that company emailed me... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 1/14/2010
Review 1/14/2010
I am extremely disappointed with this company. I am in debt, like many other Americans. I've been in debt consolidation for 3 years...2 more years to go, but my payments are a small fortune and I'm struggling. In desperation I contacted F.I.R.E. I... Read More »
 
 
 
Complaint Posted 1/8/2010
Review 1/8/2010
This company is a fraud. They take advantage of people who are desperate for a way to help pay off their creditors. The salespeople tell you one thing and once you give them your money, it is not what they promised. They say they work with all cre... Read More »
 
 
 
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Additional Business Information
Hours   Phone   (866) 767-3473 Address   250 Tequesta Drive, #304
Tequesta, FL 33469
Website   http://www.fire-inc.net Email  
Contact   Garry Smith Other  
 
 
 
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