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An Undercover Investigation of Mortgage Loan Modification Scams

The National Fair Housing Alliance has issued a recent report looking into mortgage modification scams. The report identified some of the practices I’ve written about extensively on GetOutOfDebt.org and they do a great job of presenting examples of what they found. From April, 2010, until March, 2011, the project identified more than 150 companies suspected of being scammers based on ... Read More »

    Vito Torchia Jr. of Brookstone Law is My Hero Today for Laying Out the Mass Joinder History

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    I’ve written before about Brookstone Law and it’s managing lawyer, Vito Torchia, Jr. Click here for past articles. Some of those article have touch off firestorms and threats to sue me and this site. But I do always try to be fair and today I am declaring Vito Torchia, Jr. day on the GetOutOfDebt.org site. Why would I do that? ... Read More »

      Quantum Law Firm Selling Mass Litigation Alliance Mass Joinder Lawsuit Participation. Looks Like a Blank Check.

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      A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a recent cover letter from Quantum Law Firm that included the Mass Litigation Alliance engagement pack. The cover letter states all the consumer needs to do is have a representative come out to pick up the completed package. I frequently hear from people they are sold participation in these mass joinder ... Read More »

        California Bar Journal Issues Warning on Mass Joinder Mortgage Litigation

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        Nancy McCarthy of the California Bar Journal published an article warning consumers about the sudden wave of mass joinder marketing and the 1012-R mailers that are being sent out. When Los Angeles lawyer Luis Rodriguez responded to a summons-like mailer [Form 1012-R] soliciting him to join other homeowners in a lawsuit against the Bank of America, he was told he ... Read More »

          Lawsuit Reveals How a Middleman Is Blocking Mortgage Modifications for Homeowners

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          by Paul Kiel, ProPublica Pamela Jeter of Atlanta, Ga., has been trying to get a mortgage modification for more than two years. She seems like an ideal candidate. She has shown she can stay current with a reduction in her monthly mortgage payments. Everybody would seem to win. Even the investors who ultimately own her loan think she should be ... Read More »

            Mass Joinder Case Infighting Worse Than High School. Co-Counsel Mitchell Stein Gets the Boot.

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            It what has become a train wreck of a battle between lawyers pressing forward mass joinder cases against banks for underlying mortgage issues, one of the co-counsels on Ronald v. Bank of America just got publicly dumped. On March 29, 2011 SML LLP and Apex Legal Group (“Moving Parties”) filed a motion to remove Mitchell J. Stein from the case. ... Read More »

              Study Finds Consumers Pay Credit Cards Before Mortgage

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              TransUnion released a study today that reveals the divergence in payment patterns — where consumers are increasingly apt to pay their credit cards before their mortgages — has now occurred for three straight years. However, for the first time since the deviation began, the percentage of consumers who are current on their credit cards and at least 30 days delinquent ... Read More »

                Mass Joinder Mortgage Litigation Form 1012-R Hitting Nevada

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                A tipster (send in your tips here) just sent in the following form. Looks like the Form 1012-R mailers are now arriving in Nevada. If you receive any marketing material on a mass joinder matter or a retainer for participating in a mass joinder case, please upload a copy of the document here. Regulators and enforcement officials want to see ... Read More »

                  District Attorney Advises Consumers to Avoid Mass Joinder Mailers

                  Apparently a local district attorney’s office in Colorado is warning consumers to avoid the mass joinder mailers I’ve been reporting on. The warning says: “Consumers in the Denver area are receiving official-looking forms that declare “You may be a plaintiff in a national mass joinder suit.” The mailing implies that fraud may have happened when you financed your home, and ... Read More »

                    Mass Joinder Case Form 1012-R Marketing Material Hits New Jersey

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                    The same entity in California that has been mailing people in conjunction with soliciting mass joinder cases is now mailing to New Jersey residents from Santa Ana, California postal permit 1076. The consumer that received this told me: I would like to if this is legit they asked me for 7500 dollars for a retainer. They would get 80% and ... Read More »

                      My Collection of Mass Joinder Mortgage Litigation Retainer and Related Agreements

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                      In this post I’m going to collect the mass joinder and mortgage litigation retainer and agreements readers send in. If you receive a mass joinder or mortgage litigation retainer or services agreement, please upload a copy of the document here. Regulators and enforcement officials want to see them. If you live in California, the California Bar Association wants to talk ... Read More »

                        My Collection of Mass Joinder Mortgage Litigation, and 1012-R Marketing Mailers

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                        I now have so many people sending in copies of mass joinder marketing pieces that I’m creating this post to just add them to as they come in. If you receive any marketing material on a mass joinder matter or a retainer for participating in a mass joinder case, please upload a copy of the document here. Regulators and enforcement ... Read More »

                          Have You Been Approached For or Paid For Mass Joinder Mortgage Litigation Services?

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                          If you live in California and have been approached or solicited for a mass joinder case or you have paid money to join one of these cases the California Bar Association wants to hear from you. I’ve created the form below for you to complete to reach the right person at the California Bar Association. Read More »

                            Mass Joinder Form 1012-R Mailer Targets First Priority Mortgage.

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                            A wonderful tipster (send in your tips here) just sent in a copy of a Form 1012-R mailer they received yesterday. It has the same back number of 2915217, as others have, and comes from the same postal permit in Santa Ana, California of 1076. If you received a form 1012-R mailer the California Bar Association wants to hear from ... Read More »

                              A Closer Look at MERS, the Industry’s Controversial Mortgage Clearinghouse

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                              by Marian Wang, ProPublica As we’ve noted in several posts, one player that has been featured in the foreclosure scandal and is currently under federal investigation is the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, or MERS. Despite the fact that MERS keeps electronic records on about half of all home mortgages in the country, the system is hardly a household name. The ... Read More »

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