DNS Debt Settlement
Ignoring it seems to be working, but how long can that really last?
Every day that passes makes your financial problems harder to fix and puts you deeper in debt. You want to do the right thing, but just don't know where to begin.
The DNS Debt Settlement Formula is simple
- Develop a budget you can live with
Our Financial department will work with you one-on-one to get your finances in order.
- Put together a timeline to be debt-free
Based on your budget, we can tell you approximately how much you can save and how long it will take you to pay off your debts.
- Help protect you from harassment
We notify your creditors that you have enrolled with us and to direct all collection calls to us.
- Build funds
Start saving money right away to be used for settling your debts. There is no risk, you can cancel your account at any time with no penalty fees.
- Settle your debts
Our Settlement Department will negotiate a deal to pay off your debt for less than you owe.
We do not charge a penny until each of your debts is settled.
It is the law. We do not charge you any service fees. Not a penny. We earn our fees based entirely on how much money we save you.
Beware of companies that charge up-front fees. They may be breaking the law and you could lose thousands of dollars.
There is no reason to wait - You and your family's financial future is at risk. Contact us for a consultation and get started now.
Debt Settlement FAQs
What can the Program do for me?
The program will get you out of debt for less than you owe and help to keep debt collectors and creditors from harassing you during the settlement process.
Who can enroll in the Program?
This program is designed for individuals and families of all age ranges who are struggling or unable to make minimum payments to Creditors due to financial hardship, family emergencies, divorce, unexpected medical emergencies, and others who are seeking options other than bankruptcy or credit counseling.
What does the Debt Settlement program cost?
Our fee is up to one-third of the amount you save on each of your settlements. There are no monthly fees or other recurring costs as part of our basic program.
What happens after I sign up?
After enrolling, your creditors are sent a notification letter that you are enrolled in the DNS Debt Settlement Program and how the settlement process will work. They are also informed to direct all communications directly to DNS.
You begin to place money into your savings account immediately. Once sufficient funds have accumulated, our Settlement Department will begin the process of negotiating a settlement with Creditors with a focus on saving you as much money as possible. This process continues until all of your debts have been paid.
Should I continue speaking with my Creditors / Collectors?
In a word, NO. Many Creditors and Collectors use aggressive tactics in an effort to frighten you into paying them directly. Some will claim that they will not work with a settlement company, others will try to scare you into not working with settlement companies because they "will rob you of your money". These are nothing more than scare-tactics because they know they will get more money out of you if you are forced to deal with them directly.
If you are contacted, simply tell them that you are i enrolled in the DNS Debt Settlement Program, give them the telephone number of our Creditor Fax Line (which you will receive after enrolling), and then simply hang up. You are paying us to handle the dirty work, so don't take more burden on your shoulders than you have to!
Will the Program prevent collectors from contacting me?
No. Although Creditors / Collectors are notified that you are enrolled in our Program, they may ignore this and call you anyways. They will commonly claim that they have never worked with us or heard of us but this is nothing more than a tactic to try and force you to deal directly with them. Provide them with our contact information and hang up the phone.
Will Collectors call me at home?
Sometimes. However, both State and Federal laws regulate how much they can contact you. An explanation of these regulations is included in the documents you receive after enrolling with us.
Will Collectors call me at work?
Yes, but you can put a stop to this immediately. State and Federal laws prohibit Collectors (and in some cases the original Creditor who issued your card) from contacting you in your place of employment. Simply inform them that you are not allowed to receive personal calls at your office and that any future calls from them will be breaking the law. This should quickly reduce or eliminate future calls to your office.
What communications should I expect from Collectors / Creditors?
You will probably continue to receive billing statements and demand letters from some Collectors / Creditors. You may mail or fax these to our offices in order to maintain your records.
Will the Program stop interest and late fees?
In most cases, you will continue to receive interest charges and late fees until a debt is settled.
Will the Program stop legal action against me?
We are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice or prevent you from being sued. However, we are able to work with you in making an informed decision as to what response (if any) is appropriate to a legal challenge from one of your Creditors or Collectors. If you are sued, our goal remains the same - to settle with that Creditor / Collector in a timely fashion.
Where is my settlement money being held?
Your funds are held in an FDIC insured account opened at 1st United Bank. All payments are deposited into this individual account until enough funds have been reached for a settlement offer. 1st United Bank charges a monthly maintenance fee of only $10.00. No money is deducted from this account without your express authorization.
Can I increase or decrease my contribution amounts?
Yes. You are encouraged to put any additional money you can into this account It will speed-up the settlement process. You are allowed to decrease your contribution at any time, but keep in mind that this will increase the time it takes to get your accounts settled and can add months or even years to the process. It is always a good idea to speak with us before decreasing any payments.
What type of debts can be included in the program?
This program handles "unsecured" debt, meaning the debt is not secured with collateral. Acceptable debt includes credit cards, medical bills, legal bills, judgments, unsecured personal loans of any type, retail debt and collections. Examples of unacceptable debt includes home mortgages, automobile / motorcycle / boat loans, IRS tax liens, government-backed student loans, child support and alimony.
What happens to my credit rating?
Your credit rating is determined primarily by two factors, the amount of credit you have and your payment history. The very fact that you are looking at The DNS Debt Settlement Program indicates that you have more consumer debt than you can currently pay and are starting (or will shortly begin) to show late payments on your credit report. If your credit has not already started a downhill slide it surely will. Joining The DNS Debt Settlement Program will not immediately help to restore your credit, in fact, your credit score will go down while you are in the early stages of the Program. However, as you progress through the Program your consumer debt will decrease and, as your debts are settled, the Creditors will report your debt as "paid in full", "paid as agreed" or language to that effect. The Program will accomplish two very important goals towards restoring your credit rating: (1) When you finish the Program your consumer debt will be less than when you began the Program which is positive factor in calculating your credit score and (2) The present consumer debt on your credit report that is included in the Program will show a zero balance which will help to offset the fact that you have had late payments in the past.
Is there a cancellation policy?
You may cancel from the Debt Settlement Program at any time before a settlement is reached and you can withdraw any or all of the funds from your settlement account without penalty.