by Structured Settlement Watchdog®
The Annuity Action Network/DRB Capital "Glass Is Full" Lie
The DRB Capital commercial opens with a squeaky faucet dripping very loud drops into a glass of water. That is how an annuity or structured settlement is described by DRB Capital, the owner of Annuity Action Network. DRB Capital then plays a sleight of hand by implying that selling your structured settlement payments to DRB Capital is going to result in a full glass of water. It's a big necklace of garlic stinking lie. DRB's claim is a lie because if you sell your structured settlement payments you will NEVER get full value from DRB Capital. Your best bet for full glass of water from DRB Capital, or any other settlement purchaser is from their water cooler. But you're better off filtering your own water. At least your water cooler won't call you repeatedly and you will avoid the "Wella Balsam effect" Wella Balsam was a brand of shampoo whose vintage commercial lauded the shampoo as being so good that "you'll tell two friends, they'll tell two friends and so on and so on and so on" it echoed. Do business with DRB Capital, or anyone like them, and the court scrapers will find out and they'll tell some friends and so on and so on and so on.
The Annuity Action Network/ DRB Capital Consumer Alert Scam
Another act of predation by DRB Capital is an urgent "consumer alert" which parodies gaudy class action law suit ads. You know the ones that start with something like " did you take...and now you've got a pimple on your ass?...you may be entitled to damages." DRB Capital has a case of urgency in their own self interest by saying " you may be entitled to a lump sum of cash". Selling your structured settlement is not an "entitlement" or there would be no need for a judge to approve the transaction. There is nothing urgent about selling your structured settlement. Selling your structured settlement is a transaction that should only be made after considerable sober thought.
Jim Terlizzi, the CEO of DRB Capital once famously referred to structured settlement brokers and insurance companies as "three card monte players", a statement years later, that sees him hoisted on his own petard.