I’ve previously covered a number of mailers that are being sent out by purported law groups to find new customers to join their heavily marketed and yet unproven mass tort or mass joinder lawsuits against mortgage lenders.
These mailers lead to a salesperson selling the receipient access to a lawsuit that may or may not benefit them for an advanced fee of up to $5,000.
Warnings about this approach have been issued by the BBB, the States of California and Washington, and me.
The form today was sent to a resident of Arizona and it contains the usual claims:
But the twist on the mailer is it includes a link to a website tort lawsuit.info and a personalized URL.
This website tort lawsuit.info isn’t even owned by the law firm. People that enter into the site are actually giving their information over to the site owner Lynette Bennett, Synergy Direct Response, 130 E Alton Ave, Santa Ana, California 92707. The site was just registered on May 10, 2011.
The URL leads to the page below.
What is funny is that no matter how you answer the questions on the first page, it always leads to the second page. Even if you answer the questions that you have no hardship.
I am a firm believer in good legal advice and assistance but this fake looking government form and fake qualifying website only cheapen any benefit a consumer may receive. On top of that there is serious concern the marketing is not in accordance with the California Bar rules. You’ve got to ask yourself, why result to such trickery and deception to sell bonafide legal services?
Even the tipster (send in your tips here) that received this form found it dubious.
I did not give them money because I knew it was fraudulent when they were so invasive about what the terms were to qualify for the litigation lawsuit. The operator just stated fraud in my loan documents.
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