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I Need The Name of a Credible Loan Modification Company. – Charlotte

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Charlotte “Dear Steve, I want to know how to find a credible loan modification company. Is there a list of fraudulent companies as to the consumer will know who not to do business with? I am having the hardest time trying to find anything on the internet which will inform me of fraudulent companies. I have a sell date on ... Read More »

Mortgage Loan Modification Profiles: In Trial Limbo

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by Karen Weise ProPublica, Download the audio. Listen to Michael and Concetta talk about the loan mod process. Last fall, Wells Fargo told Michael and Concetta Acevedo that after a three-month trial, they could get a permanent mortgage modification that would allow them to keep their Staten Island townhouse. Instead, 10 months later, the Acevedos are still making trial payments ... Read More »

Florida Attorney Thomas Dvorak Suspended for Mortgage Modification Complaints

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Thomas W. Dvorak, 633 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 402, Fort Lauderdale, suspended for one year, effective 30 days from a June 24 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2002) Dvorak will also pay restitution of more than $127,500 to clients. Dvorak was the subject of more than 45 Bar complaints — most having to do with mortgage loan modifications. After being ... Read More »

Loan Modification Profile: Fed Up, Giving Up, and Moving On

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by Karen Weise ProPublica, Today, 8:53 a.m. Download the audio. Listen to Wallace Farmer talk about the loan mod process. On a recent Friday morning, Wallace Farmer packed up and moved out of his Baltimore row house. After over a year of confusion and delays, JPMorgan Chase told Farmer that he made too much for a mortgage modification through the ... Read More »

Government Mortgage Modification Programs Still Not Working

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by Paul Kiel ProPublica, Today, 11:33 a.m. Each month, the Treasury Department releases new information about how homeowners in its mortgage modification program are faring. And each month, the numbers get bleaker. Take a look at our graphical rundown of the numbers, broken down by each bank or mortgage servicer participating in the program. Have you worked for a servicer ... Read More »

Mortgage Loan Modification Problems. Delayed then Denied, Often Mistakenly

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Loan Mod Profiles: Delayed then Denied, Often Mistakenly by Karen Weise ProPublica, Today, 10:09 a.m. Download the audio. Listen to David Moe talk about trying to get a loan mod. Retired pastor David Moe describes the process of trying to get a loan modification — only to be denied after more than a year — as nothing short of “The ... Read More »

Debt Settlement Not Singled Out for Advance Fee Regulation. MARS Hit as Well.

Here is a very interesting letter from the National Association of Attorneys General regarding new proposed rules by the FTC for mortgage assistance relief services (MARS). The loan modification industry has be filled with deception and abuse and many consumers have lost thousands when law groups promised results but did not deliver. Two recent failures come to mind, Liberty Law ... Read More »

Hope Now Financial, Hope Now Modifications, Salvatore Puglia and Nicholas Puglia Agree to $5 Million Dollar Settlement With New Jersey Over Loan Modification Fraud

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New jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today that a New Jersey loan modification company and its owners have agreed to a judgment of $5,051,253 to settle civil charges they defrauded homeowners who sought help in avoiding mortgage foreclosure. In addition to civil penalties of $5 million, corporate defendants Hope Now Financial Services Corp. and Hope Now Modifications LLC, ... Read More »

FTC Hits Mortgage Relief and Foreclosure Rescue Scams Hard

As part of the agency’s continuing crackdown on scams that prey on financially distressed homeowners, the Federal Trade Commission announced legal actions against more than a dozen marketers accused of pitching bogus mortgage modification or foreclosure relief services. FTC settlement orders ban 16 marketers from the mortgage modification or foreclosure relief business. The promoter of a similar scam has been ... Read More »

Trail Loan Modifications Trash Credit Report and Credit Score

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Carolyn Said of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote an excellent article “Loan modifications often damage credit scores” that covers the reality of the damage that occurs to credit from a loan modification. Here are some excerpts. You should read the full article for more information “Struggling homeowners who get a loan modification to reduce their mortgage payments are often unaware ... Read More »

Homeowners File Class Action Suit Against Bank of America for Not Helping Them With Mortgage Problems

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In a potentially wide-ranging lawsuit, two Seattle-area homeowners have filed a class-action suit against Bank of America claiming the bank has failed to work with owners facing foreclosure. Filed Tuesday, the potentially wide-ranging lawsuit alleges Bank of America failed to keep up its end of the deal cut with the federal government in early 2009 when it took $25 billion ... Read More »

Foreclosure and Loan Modification Consultants Get Jail Time

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In a clear “warning shot” to unscrupulous loan-modification consultants, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that two women have each been sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to repay dozens of homeowners who were charged thousands of dollars in up-front fees for non-existent foreclosure-relief services. Marianne Curtis, 69, of Costa Mesa and Mary Alice Yraceburu, ... Read More »

Loan Modification Scams, “There should be a special place in hell for people who prey on people who are down to their last dollar”

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The Providence Journal had a great article on mortgage loan modification scams. Here is an excerpt. “Richard Godfrey, executive director of Rhode Island Housing, said that Rhode Island, which has been experiencing “800 foreclosures a month, virtually for two years, unabated,” has been fertile ground for loan-modification scam operators. Typically, scam artists charge up-front fees, make promises that are too ... Read More »

My Mortgage Lender Said They Won’t Modify My Loan But Will Agree to a Short Sale – Lindsey

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Lindsey “Dear Steve, WE are in a house that has no equity. We owe 40,000 more than our house is worth. We are making our payments every month. We barley make it every month. My husband would like to go back to school but not possible because we dont have the money. My husbands boss said he is going to ... Read More »

ASB Capital Group and Allen Brodetsky Stand Up and Address a Readers Concerns

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I received the following email from Brad who wanted to share his story with you about his experience with ASB Capital Group in Tarzana, California. If you have a tip you’d like to share, email it to [email protected] In researching the company briefly online I found the following video which includes Allen Brodetsky in it. ASB Capital Group gives an ... Read More »

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