Scott Maurer was quoted in a WalletHub article on debt consolidation.

“‘Shady’ is a good word” to describe such companies (that advertise on TV and radio making wild promises about debt forgiveness), says Scott Maurer, a consumer law professor at Santa Clara University. “I am convinced that the vast majority of players in this market take consumers’ money and provide no benefit to them,” Maurer told WalletHub. “In fact, most do far more harm than good.”