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Three Mortgage Brokers Arrested in Handcuffs from Mortgage Refinance Scam

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California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that agents from his office have arrested Michael McConville, and two of his associates for their roles in a “criminal conspiracy” to steal nearly $1 million from borrowers seeking to refinance their homes. McConville and his co-conspirators lured dozens of borrowers into refinancing home loans by falsely promising low interest rates ... Read More »

California Attorney General Sues Foreclosure Consultant and Attorney Over Avoid Foreclosure Scheme

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sued a foreclosure consultant and an attorney — Paul Noe Jr. and Mitchell Roth – who conned 2,000 desperate homeowners into paying exorbitant fees for “phony lawsuits” to forestall foreclosure proceedings. These lawsuits were filed and abandoned, even though homeowners were charged $1,800 in upfront fees, at least $1,200 per month and contingency ... Read More »

New York State Shuts Down Debt Collection Companies That Used Illegal Scare Tactics

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Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced that his office has shut down a New York collection operation that consisted of at least nine debt collection companies across Western New York, run by Buffalo resident Tobias Boyland. This is the latest action in Attorney General Cuomo’s ongoing investigation of unlawful debt collection practices. According to hundreds of consumer complaints filed with ... Read More »

Florida Credit Repair Firm, U.S. Credit Find, Reaches Settlement With Illinois Attorney General

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan has shut down the alleged “phone cramming” operations of a Cape Coral, Fla., credit repair company that placed unauthorized charges on the phone bills of thousands of Illinois consumers, small businesses and local governments. Through a settlement agreement reached with the Attorney General, US Credit Find and its owner, Aaron Stanz, have agreed to cease participating ... Read More »

Loan Modification Companies May Not Charge Up-Front Fees Says Florida Attorney General

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Attorney General Bill McCollum announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against an Orlando loan modification company alleging the company was committing foreclosure rescue fraud. Three Angels Community Action Network and company president Sherrard A. Haugabrooks are named in the lawsuit filed in Seminole County Circuit Court. The lawsuit specifically alleges violations of Florida’s Foreclosure Rescue Law, §501.1377. Members ... Read More »

Debt Settlement Companies May Not Be Paid For Services Not Yet Delivered Says MO AG

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed suit against a company that advertised to consumers it could get people out of credit-card debt and lower their monthly payments, but did not deliver the services it promised. Koster said the company, Credit Solutions of America in Richardson, Texas, marketed to Missourians that it could reduce their payments by fifty percent, lower ... Read More »

Two Women Running Credit Repair Firm Lose to Arkansas Attorney General

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Two women who ignored a lawsuit filed against them by the Arkansas attorney general’s office have not responded to a federal judge’s order that they pay nearly $700,000 in penalties for defrauding at least 139 Arkansans through a credit-repair scam. Meanwhile, the two women, Sherrye Mance and Tiffany Morris, are believed to have simply changed the name of their operation ... Read More »

Texas Attorney General Files Charges Against Four Debt Settlement Groups

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged four debt settlement companies with orchestrating fraudulent debt settlement schemes. The defendants’ Web sites promised that they could eliminate their customers’ unsecured debts – such as credit card accounts – in as little as three years. According to the state’s enforcement action, the defendants unlawfully misrepresented and overstated the nature of their services. ... Read More »

New York Attorney General Sues Two Debt Settlement Firms for Deceiving and Harming Consumers

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Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new development in his nationwide investigation into the debt settlement industry, filing suit against two debt settlement companies for fraudulent business practices and false advertising. Cuomo filed suit against CSA-Credit Solutions of America, Inc. (“CSA”), based in Richardson, Texas, which is one of the largest debt settlement companies in the country. He ... Read More »

Illinois Attorney General Sues Two Debt Settlement Firms

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Acting Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Michael T. McRaith warned consumers facing significant credit card debt about the risks of debt settlement offers as she announced two lawsuits filed against debt settlement firms. Attorney General Madigan s lawsuits allege that these companies engage in deceptive marketing practices, charge excessive ... Read More »

West Virginia Attorney General Sues Non-Profit Credit Counseling for Really Being All About Profit

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Attorney General McGraw Sues James R. Armstrong, Jr. and His Web of Florida Shell Companies Over Fraudulent Credit Counseling Scheme Attorney General Darrell McGraw filed a suit today alleging that James R. Armstrong, Jr. of Coral Springs, Florida, masterminded a web of for-profit companies to enrich himself under the guise of providing debt management services with Family Credit Counseling Corporation, ... Read More »

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