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Is Cronauer Law Center a Scam? – Nancy

“Dear Steve,

I am looking for a good place to get my loan modification done

Is Cronauer Law Center a scam? They are asking me for $5000 up front to pay for loan modification services. I can’t find much information except their website.


Dear Nancy,

All I can tell you about them is what I have found through some research.

Washington, DC — The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) has filed complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Adrian Cronauer and the Cronauer Law Center. Mr. Cronauer, who is best known as the radio disc jockey who inspired Robin Williams’ character in the film Good Morning Vietnam, now runs Cronauer Law Center, a Washington, D.C. based law firm. NCRC’s complaints allege that Mr. Cronauer and Cronauer Law Center have intentionally misled consumers through misrepresentations and deceptive and fraudulent loan modification and foreclosure prevention practices.

NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement:

“Scammers who cause injury to homeowners under the guise of offering assistance must not be tolerated. The rules apply to celebrities as well. We believe Mr. Cronauer and the Cronauer Law Center to be in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Mortgage Assistance Relief Act rules, and other state and federal laws. We look forward to regulators reviewing our complaints and investigating this important matter further.”

“The unfortunate reality is that law firms are culprits in a growing number of mortgage scams. In addition to legal action, we’re calling on the American Bar Association to police its members,” said Taylor. – Source

Here is a copy of the complaint filed against Cronauer by the NCRC with the CFPB.

You might want to start by contacting a free HUD Housing Counselor and discussing your options.

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

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  • I received the letter from them in the mail. Everythings they promissed was not true. They promissed that they would reduced the principle interest to current market. They charged me $2800. You can’t do it on your own. Call your lengder and they will help you.

  • Need help contacting someone to file a complaint. I paid excess of 3000.00 to have my loan modified, which now has ruined my credit score and shows my mortgage behind by 3400.00 which is totally opposite of what I was told would occur.

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