Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced his office has reached a settlement with Westminster-based company, Real Talk Network, David Allen Burke (DOB: 9/6/1967) and Melodie Rose Burke (DOB: 7/1/1969). The settlement permanently bars Real Talk Network and its principals from selling, marketing or advertising any debt-relief services. Real Talk Network also has agreed to pay the state $226,414, including $200,000 in consumer restitution, as part of the settlement.
The settlement, which results from a lawsuit the Office of the Attorney filed against Real Talk Network in July 2010, addresses allegations that the company’s infomercials falsely promised, through deceptive infomercials and seminars, that they could help consumers get out of debt and pay off their mortgages in less than 10 years. The infomercials primarily ran on talk radio stations.
Affected consumers should be aware the restitution process involves a variety of time consuming steps including; the determination of victims, collection of funds, notification, and disbursements. Consumer complainants who qualify for restitution under the court order will be notified if and when these processes are completed. In lieu of contacting our office, you may continue viewing case updates on our website as new information will be posted as it’s received.