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Is Nationwide Law Center a Trusted Firm? – Fredy

“Dear Steve,

I’M BEHIND ON MY MORTGAGE 21 MONTHS,i APPLIED FOR MODIFICATION WHEN MY WIFE WAS WORKING,SO MY FINANCIALS WERE HIGHER, THE BANK(BANK OF AMERICA)GAVE ME A MODIFICATION BUT THE PAYMENTS WERE TOO HIGH, THEY ADVISE ME TO REFUSE IT, UPDATE MY FINANCIALS AND THEY WILL WORK ANOTHER MODIFICATION. IT TURNS OUT THEY ARE NOT GIVING ME ANOTHER MODIFICATION NOW THEY WANT ME TO BRING THE LOAN UP TO DATE,WICH I CAN’T OR DO A SHORT SALE

iS THERE ANYTHIN THAT CAN BE DONE TO AVOID LOOSING THE HOUSE, I CONTACTED NATIONWIDE LAW CENTER,PA OR BACKEND IN 150 PAULARINO AVE, SUITE 170,COSTA MESA,CA,92626, THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY WORK WITH THE INVESTORS AND THEY CAN WORK OUT A MODIFICATION, IS THAT POSIBLE? IS THAT A TRUSTED FIRM?

Fredy”

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The Answer

Dear Fredy,

I don’t know if they are a “Trusted Firm” but coincidentally a consumer just filed a complaint about companies offering similar services at the same street address. Read Phillips Law Center, State Law Group, Farmers Law Group – Consumer Complaint – 12-15-2011.

If you read this post you will see the domain names seem to have some common relationships as well.

At the very least I’d get a second opinion from a licensed real estate attorney in your state before paying any funds.

Please post your responses and follow-up messages to me on this in the comments section below.

Big Hug!

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  • River_runner2001

    I have been speaking with a man from Nationwide Law Center, Attorneys At Law | 3945 Forbes Ave., Suite 463, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 I recieved a forclosing notice yesterday and this firm assures me they can help they want to set me up on a payment plan of $875.00 per phase for four phases and they will help get my mortgage reduced..has anyone came across this company or a person that works for this company by the name of Jeff Steeves?

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Can you afford your regular mortgage payment and when is the foreclosure sale scheduled for?

    • alp

      I have been speaking with a German Yera fro the sameplace as etnioned by river_runner2001.  they have yet to take the money out of our account however we were told that the sale date would’t happena nd yesterday i got a notice on my door for a sale date for 30 days away.  I have a 3 month old baby and need to figure out what to do.  

  • Jones_kvn

    Dear Fredy,

    Nationwide Law Center is a SCAM! How do I know I was employed by them and found a new job as I want nothing to do with a company who SCAMS innocent people seeking to save their home. The owner who is Persian only cares about his pocket book! The owner is not an attorney. The BBB score is an F! Spread the word people!

    He has three offices in irvine

    • Kidtwist21

      Are you by any chance related to the Tony Jones mentioned by all the poor souls above?

      • Craig_56

        Tony Jones is not a bad guy he has a job and is under the gun by his sales manager Sean who screams and yells if people don’t get $$$$ in the door every day. Sean is a 54 year old
        Loser who claims he has run large firms yet he lives in his sister house with his little dog and fake designer clothes. Tony works hard and is not a bad guy all of us have done bad things but the REAL issue is Sean he is a slave driver he yells curses at the employees if they don’t
        Get $$$$$ in everyday. The manager Edwin & Jeff have to deal with this nasty old asshole because if he doesn’t hit the revenue for the day he gets busted by the owners. Yup Sean is a total fag and a dictator he violates labor law everyday and mistreats people’s badly he only
        Cares about his check and not the clients Sean if your reading this EATSHIT.

      • Nimab

         “Tony Jones is not a bad guy” ?!?
        There are 3 or 4 first-hand testimonials above from homeowners that say he took the shirt off their backs!

        I believe one of the BIGGEST sins is to give the hopeless false hope in order to take their last dollar. It has to be the most despicable way to make a living.

        Having a “mean” boss does not exonerate or absolve this behavior.

  • Tnlmueller

    Do not trust them!!!! They told us the same thing and after collecting a partial on the retainer fee told us they couldn’t help us. They told us to stop making mortgage payments and left us high and dry!!! They do not return phone calls, and stopped all communications with us.

    • Guest

       Hi!  Who were you working with?

  • David Godin

    It sounds like you now don’t make enough for the modification.  A good firm will make sure you make enough upfront to qualify.  This type of service is free if you call or you can go directly to the government’s site http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/learn-more/mod-evaluator/Pages/default.aspx.  Good luck.

  • Leeluv1307

    Ok, I have just started working with Mr Jones. If these guys are bad news,how do I find one that is legit. Chase has been screwing around with my HAMP for months. Thank you.

    • Kidtwist21

      Do not
      let Mr. Jones talk you into sending his costa mesa chop chop your hard earned  $.

      He just
      wants his commission every 2 Fridays. That’s ALL him and his firm are here for.
      That’s it!!!

      Nationwide
      Law Center (formerly known as the Office of Willam D. Goodrich) is the quickest
      way to flush your money down the toilet. Much worse, however, is the prospect
      of falling further into debt and loosing your home. There is no attorney, they
      have no standing at the CA bar, no experience OR expertise in loss mitigation. Only
      a track record of ripped-off homeowners.

      Just a
      crew of ex-felon salesmen that aggressively take an application and a check by
      phone. And never pick up or return your calls.

      To find
      a good loan mod place, make they have an  In-house attorney AND underwriting. Even then
      it’s really up to the bank to restructure you loan. An attorney is there just
      to make sure the banks don’t deceive you or give you there run around.

  • Kidtwist21

    They
    were formerly known as the “Law Offices of William D. Goodrich”. They
    changed their name because of massive consumer complaints. My father’s agent,
    Tony Jones Jr. at ext 1019 took my parent’s last dime in their saving and did
    absolutely nothing with their file and did not return their calls. it’s been 7
    months.

    I hired
    an investigator and found that Mr. Tony Jones Jr. is a convicted felon that has
    spent time in prison for narcotics w/ intent to sell, possession of a loaded
    firearm while in probation, AND spousal abuse….

    Does he
    sound like a mortgage or loss mitigation professional? no.

    Do you
    think he cares about you financial well being or your family? no.

    In no
    other industry or company would this individual be hired.

    • mlou

      please tell me what happened to your case now.? thank you.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      I received this anonymous email today so I have no idea if the information is accurate or not. I’m surprised that if it really came from Nationwide why they wouldn’t give a contact name or return email address but here it is.

      “Dear Steve,

      You have a posting about Nationwide Law Center to ask whether our law firm is a trusted firm. The posting mentioned a person by the name of “Tony Jones, Jr.” The information you have received is false and misleading. This can lead to a cause of action at law.

      Tony Jones, Jr. was never affiliated with Nationwide or employed by Nationwide. The information about Tony Jones, Jr. is also false. Tony is doing sales for some other marketing company.

      Please remove or take down the posting to avoid any further legal action or negative publicity.

      Your prompt attention to this matter is greatly appreciated and thank you for your understanding and cooperation in resolving this matter amicably.”

      • Amy Scholtz

         Interesting, first they say Tony Jones, Jr. is NOT affiliated Nationwide Law Center. However, in the VERY next sentence they say that the information about him is false…..hmmm .. This Company is a joke! Steve, do not let them scare you with legal action.

        And since they would give you a contact number, let me help everyone out. 1-800-363-0509. Mr. Tony Jones Jr. is at Ext 1019-1, however since they change extensions every month as a lame attempt to dodge clients, you’ll just have to dial 4 for a directory and look him up. But he’s there; an ex-convict that just sits on the phone and crushes peoples dreams by taking their last dollar!

        Just look on other sites about other people complaining about this Co., interestingly enough, Mr. Tony Jones Jr. does come up again!

         

      • Anthony Hedding

             I absolutely love that sentence: (quote) “”Tony Jones, Jr. was never affiliated with Nationwide or employed by
        Nationwide. The information about Tony Jones, Jr. is also false””
         
           –in other words: “We don’t know
        him & he’s NEVER been affiliated with our firm; but your statements
        about him are not true”.

           Anyone who has spend a week studying for the “Logic” section of the LSAT (let alone pass the CA bar) would never compose that moronic and paradoxical statement.

           The simple fact is that there are NO lawyer at this firm. And you’re definitely not getting legal representation (as advertized on their website) when speaking to or sending them your money.

           I’m a criminal & DUI defense attorney in Beverly Hills whose had a relative unfortunate enough to deal with the aforementioned gentleman. I can’t attest to his criminal background, but I’ll assure you that you’re not speaking to an attorney or even a professional. We simply can’t get him to return our calls after he cashed our checks.  

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