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Real Long-Term Mortgage Loan Modifications Are a Joke.

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As I’ve been saying the mortgage loan modification process is broken. People are not getting the type of long-term real mortgage modifications they need to really avoid foreclosure. In the meantime while they sit and sit and sit, waiting for their mortgage company to respond, their financial life goes further and further down the toilet. The report, the first comprehensive ... Read More »

    Maine Attorney General Sues Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Companies

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    The Maine Attorney General has filed three separate lawsuits in Kennebec County Superior Court against three out-of-state businesses and their principals. The defendants are: Elect Group, LLC, Anthony Ferlanti and Emmanuele Zuccarelli (Florida); Help Modify Now Debt Solutions, Inc., Help Modify Now, Inc. and Chas Bain (California and Nevada); and US Advocate Law Group, P.C. and Jeff Nemerofsky (California). These ... Read More »

      June Reyno Still At It In California

      I contacted June Reyno recently for an update and instead what I got was the information below. I’m posting it solely so you can make up your own mind on the case. I read through the attachments and quite frankly I think this is a smoke and mirrors exercise rather than an attempt to address the underlying issue, June failed ... Read More »

        Nine Companies in NJ Slammed for Offering Mortgage Loan Modification Help

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        The Division of Consumer Affairs has mailed notices of violation to nine New Jersey-based companies that allegedly offered loan modification services to consumers without being licensed. The nine companies each were cited for violating the state’s Consumer Fraud Act for engaging in unconscionable commercial practices by allegedly offering to negotiate mortgage modifications without being licensed as a debt adjuster by ... Read More »

          Many Extreme Makeover Homes in Foreclosure

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          The economy has been tough on many but the gifts given by the “Extreme Makeover” show in the way of revamped houses have not been immune to hitting the auction block. Here are some news stories covering the losses faced by people on the show. Brian Wofford’s Home Aided By Extreme Makeover Faces Foreclosure Eric Hebert Faces Foreclosure on His ... Read More »

            Out of Work, Foreclosed On, and Now Homeless – Video

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            I came across this video of Jay that found himself out of work, foreclosed on, and is now struggling on the streets. While I didn’t tape this interview, Mark Hovarth from InvisiblePeople.tv did and I’m glad he’s out there doing this. Jay from InvisiblePeople.tv on Vimeo. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

              Exotic Dancer Opens Foreclosure Avoidance Company, Advertises on Gospel, Partner Punches Lawyer in Face

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              LOL, OMG, you can’t make this stuff up. A Maryland woman who stole millions from Washington area homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure is a “vulture” whose case should serve as a warning to other con artists, a federal judge said yesterday before imposing a sentence of more than 12 years. Joy Jackson, 41, a former exotic dancer who became president ... Read More »

                New Law Prevents Foreclosure Relief and Mortgage Modification Services From Charging an Up-Front Fee

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                California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a consumer alert warning California homeowners to avoid individuals and businesses that charge up up-front fees for foreclosure relief services in light of a just-enacted state law that makes this “abusive practice” subject to prosecution. “Over the past two years, unscrupulous attorneys and real estate brokers have abused their trusted roles ... Read More »

                  Three Mortgage Brokers Arrested in Handcuffs from Mortgage Refinance Scam

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                  California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that agents from his office have arrested Michael McConville, and two of his associates for their roles in a “criminal conspiracy” to steal nearly $1 million from borrowers seeking to refinance their homes. McConville and his co-conspirators lured dozens of borrowers into refinancing home loans by falsely promising low interest rates ... Read More »

                    Peoples First Financial and FHA All Day in the News Again.

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                    Several loan modification companies made an appearance in a recent Atlanta Journal Constitution article, ‘Companies Promise Foreclosure Help, Don’t Deliver‘ about the dangers of loan modification or foreclosure rescue companies. Companies are facing both civil and criminal charges in different states for their actions which are generally considered to rip-off consumers by promising services these companies either can’t or don’t ... Read More »

                      Loan Modification Boiler Room and Success Rate Exposed

                      Responding to a just-released report that exposes the inner workings of a loan modification boiler room, California Attorney General Brown warned homeowners to avoid “shadowy and unscrupulous” loan modification consultants who use aggressive telemarketing tactics and charge thousands of dollars in upfront fees for foreclosure relief. The report, written by a court-appointed receiver, found that H.E. Servicing, Inc., a loan ... Read More »

                        Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Help Just Bad Actors in New Clothes

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                        The New York Times has a great article out about the transformation of subprime mortgage brokers into new entities that promise to sell help for people to get mortgage help. Late last year, he and his team — ensconced in the same office where they used to broker mortgages — began working for a loan modification company. For fees reaching ... Read More »

                          Mortgage Lenders Start to Foreclose but Stop to Leave Owners On The Hook

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                          I just finished reading a really great article titled “Lenders Abandoning Foreclosed Properties” that was eye opening. Apparently lenders are beginning the foreclosure process, the home owner moves out, but before the foreclosure sale is finalized, the lenders are halting them. This seems to leave the home vacant and still the financial responsibility of the owner that thinks they lost ... Read More »

                            California Sues Individuals, Lawyers and Companies That Offered Loan Modification Services

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                            Attorney General Brown Sues 21 Individuals and 14 Companies Who Ripped Off Homeowners Desperate for Mortgage Relief As part of a massive federal-state crackdown on loan modification scams, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. at a press conference today announced the filing of legal action against 21 individuals and 14 companies who ripped off thousands of homeowners desperately seeking mortgage ... Read More »

                              New Jersey Goes After Loan Modification and Debt Settlement Companies. Suits Filed.

                              Continuing the State’s effort to combat mortgage-related fraud, New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram announced today the filing of two new lawsuits charging a total of 10 individual and corporate defendants with selling bogus loan modification services to distressed homeowners. Defendants in the two unrelated cases are charged with collecting unlawful “up-front” fees for loan modification services that either never ... Read More »

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