I’ve been helping a relative that has been scammed into a mortgage modification by Credence Law Group. While doing some research on how to assist them I came across a website. I noticed something interesting… one of the letters they received from Credence was signed by Daniel Goldsmith Ruggiero. When I googled his name, I notice that he was also associated with Estate Law Group.
I was wondering if you had any further information on this attorney. My relatives will probably never see the $4,000 they paid this group & they are now 7 months behind on their mortgage waiting to see if a modification is approved or if they’ll have to sell their house.”
Unless there are two attorneys out there with the name Daniel Goldsmith Ruggiero then it does looks like he is associated with Credence Law Group.
It appears Ruggiero is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association where your relatives live. If you have been unable to get anywhere with him directly in resolving any disputes, please contact the Rhode Island Bar Association and see if they might be able to help you mediate a solution. You can reach them at 401-421-5740.
The Rhode Island Bar Association does have a program, as other states to, to reimburse consumers “who have lost money or property because of theft or misappropriation by a Rhode Island attorney, and occurring in Rhode Island during the course of a client-attorney relationship.” If that applies to your situation then click here.
But the first step is always to try to workout customer service issues with the provider first. This process gives you an overview of one approach.
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