Date This Problem Happened: January 23, 2012
State You Live in: California
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino
Age Range: 36-50
Total Amount of Fee Paid: 0
Company Name: Brookstone Law
4000 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Company Telephone Number: 800-946-8655
Website of Company: brookstonelaw.com
I’ve read 2 posts that make mention of Brookstone Law, PC out of Newport Beach, CA where they are scamming folks into paying money up front for services they will appear to render for bank lenders who defraud customers on their mortgage.
When we responded to a call and scheduled a visit to their office, we basically were presented with 3 phases in order for them to offer their services of investigating, all the way to pursuing a settlement on our behalf.
Phase 1: was for us to provide them with $1250 to research our documents, to validate whether there was a valid case or not. If unsuccessful, they would reimburse that amount immediately.
Phase 2: If research was successful, we would then need to come up with $3000 for attorney fees, etc. Upon payment of $3000,
Phase 3: they would then charge us $250 per month for 12-18 months to follow and bring the case to closure.
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Don’t forget that if we won a settlement they would retain 35% on top of that. If they did not win the case we would be out of phase 2 and 3 money. In my opinion this a total scam and totally wrong. I noticed that when we first arrived, there were several spanish speaking clients. Wonder if maybe they are also trying to take advantage of that group as well…hmmm, I wonder.
Consumer Action Taken:
Plain and simple….not interested and quickly left the building. This firm should be carefully examined and reprimanded as soon as humanly possible!
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