Consumer Alert: Taurian Worldwide, Inc.,
aka Commercial Solutions Consulting Agency
· Taurian Worldwide, Inc., aka Commercial Solutions Consulting Agency, has an F rating with the BBB
· Consumers allege that they have paid the company for services that were not rendered
July 23, 2009, Memphis, TN – Today’s difficult economic times continue to spur more fraudulent debt relief offers. The BBB of the Mid-South is warning consumers about a local company that offers foreclosure rescue and debt resolution services. Taurian Worldwide, Inc., also doing business as Commercial Solutions Consulting Agency (CSCA), has an F rating with the BBB due to its business practices and failure to respond to complaints.
Consumers allege that they have paid the company for foreclosure rescue and debt consolidation services that were not rendered. Complaints also state that calls to the company were not returned and complainants were unable to reach company representatives once they paid their fees.
One Memphis woman paid CSCA $1000 for debt consolidation services but the company did nothing. A company representative told her to stop making payments to her creditors, which put her even further in debt. She attempted to contact CSCA via phone for more than a month, but was unable to get through to anyone and her calls were not returned. Paperwork provided by the consumer does not specify what the company was supposed to do to help her. The company has not responded to the complaint.
Another Memphis woman says she met Taurian CEO Charles McKuhn at a local drug store to give him $1000 in cash for debt consolidation. She made one additional payment of $428, but to date, no services have been rendered. The woman contacted McKuhn again when her creditors started calling her, but he stopped returning her calls. The company has not responded to the complaint.
“If you are in debt and finding it difficult to pay your bills, talk to your lender first.” said Randy Hutchinson, BBB President. “You can also talk to a non-profit credit counselor who can advise you on how to use credit wisely; help you establish a workable budget, keep track of your bills and manage your money; and, if appropriate for your situation, arrange a repayment plan with your creditors.”
The Federal Trade Commission and the BBB offer the following advice:
· Don’t pay any business, organization, or person who promises to prevent foreclosure or get you a new mortgage.
· Send your mortgage payments ONLY to your mortgage servicer.
· Beware of con artists who use names, phone numbers, and websites to make it look like they’re part of the government.
· If you’re having trouble paying your mortgage or you’ve already gotten a delinquency notice, free help is a phone call away. Call 1-888-995-HOPE for free personalized advice from housing counseling agencies certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).