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Certified Forensic Loan Auditors Offers Quiet Title Class

A readers sent in a link to an upcoming class on “Achieving Principal Reductions with Lenders by Creating Leverage,” a class on mortgage securitization and quiet title actions. – Source It’s an interesting class to see, especially as hard as the Florida Attorney General hit some land trust companies in Florida this week who were selling quiet title debt relief. ... Read More »

    Details on Florida Attorney General Lawsuit Against Fidelity Land Trust, Ed Cherry, Larry Diodato and Others

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    The following is additional information about the complaint filed against Edward Cherry, Lawrence Diodato, Paul Gellenbeck, Shane Frankovic, Anthony C. Pintsopoulos, The Fidelity Land Trust Company, LLC, The Sunshine State Land Trust Company, LLC, Florida Land Trust Services, LLC, Growth Capital Funding, LLC, August Belmont And Company, LLC, Esquire Litigation Support, LLC, Click Media Consulting, LLC doing business as Florida ... Read More »

      Fidelity Land Trust, Ed Cherry, Larry Diodato, Paul Gallenbeck, and Others Named in Florida AG Suit to Shut Them Down

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      The Palm Beach post today is reporting the Florida Attorney General has filed a 45 page suit against some familiar names to readers of this site. The defendants include Edward Cherry, August Belmont & Company, Lawrence Diodato, Fidelity land Trust, Shane Frankovic, Anthony Pintsopoulos, Click Media Consulting, Florida Home Rescue Mission, Esquire Litigation Support, Growth Capital Funding, Sunshine State Land ... Read More »

        NC AG Warns Consumers About Community Mortgage Assistance Program, Lender Exchange, and Tidewater Financial

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        A tipster (send in your tips here) has alerted me that North Carolina has recently taken action against some foreclosure rescue companies. Three North Carolina companies that claim to help people win lower mortgage payments and save their homes from foreclosures are instead ripping off homeowners and must be shut down, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday. “These schemes promise ... Read More »

          Consumer First Legal Group Concerns Raised by Reader

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          We recently received a tip from a reader that made some claims about Consumer First Legal Group. The tipster (send in your tips here) said: “im sure you already have the jump on a few things. but in case you dont LHDR – The Mortgage Law Group now go by “Consumer First Legal Group”. They are playing the shell game ... Read More »

            State of Washington Seniors Warned to Watch for Fake Reverse Mortgage Sales People

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            The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is joining the Washington State Departments of Veterans Affairs and Revenue in warning consumers about complaints they’ve received from seniors who say they’ve received calls from solicitors posing as state agents for a senior property tax relief program. The Department of Revenue learned Washington seniors are complaing that they have been contacted by solicitors ... Read More »

              Attorney Withdraws From Rampart MMW – Omni Home Solutions Bankruptcy to Shield Homeowners

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              A tipster (send in your tips here) alerted me that last week, Monica L. Montgomery, Esq, withdrew as the attorney representing Rampart MMW in their recent bankruptcy filing they sold access to consumers in to hopefully stop home foreclosure. Montgomery filed the chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 20th and I previously covered that filing and a former client spoke out ... Read More »

                Good News on Mortgage Delinquencies. Down Again.

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                Recent data out about mortgage delinquencies shows an encouraging sign, defaults are down again. The national mortgage delinquency rate (the rate of borrowers 60 or more days past due) dropped for the second consecutive quarter, declining to 5.49% in Q2 2012. The mortgage delinquency rate has now dropped nearly 9% in the first six months of this year. This information ... Read More »

                  The Effect of Bankruptcy on Your Mortgage.

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                  What most residential mortgage borrowers do not understand is the a bankruptcy only discharges personal debt. A bankruptcy will not eliminate a security interest in property. In reality, a bankruptcy discharge may have no effect whatsoever on a borrower in relation to the mortgage if the debt is a non-recourse debt. To truly understand the effect of bankruptcy discharge on ... Read More »

                    Mortgage Modification Company Former Owner Facing 80 years in Jail

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                    Isaak Khafizov, a former owner of American Home Recovery (AHR), a mortgage loan modification business, was found guilty yesterday in Manhattan federal court of conspiracy, mail fraud, and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud distressed homeowners and lenders. Khafizov was convicted after a ten-day jury trial presided over by U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels. He was ... Read More »

                      Brookstone Law Mass Tort Solicitation Mailer

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                      A reader has sent in a mailer by Brookstone Law titled “Notice Regarding Mass Tort Litigation Lawsuits.” The mailer claims that potential claims made against lenders by consumers participating are: Fraudulent Mortgage Note Origination Fraudulent Concealment and Misrepresentation at Time of Origination Patriot Act Violations/Unlawful Funding of Note Improper Securitization of Loan/Note Improper Assignment of Mortgage/Deed of Trust/MERS Breach of ... Read More »

                        Precision Law Center Disappearance Solved. FTC Took Action.

                        Thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here) the mystery about what happened to Precision Law Center is not solved. According to the Precision Law Receivership site: On March 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission filed an action against Defendants Sameer Lakhany, The Credit Chop, LLC, Fidelity Legal Services LLC, Titanium Realty Inc., Precision Law Center, Inc., and Precision ... Read More »

                          California Attorneys Arrested and Booked for Taking Money From Consumer for Mortgage Help

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                          The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) and California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the arrests of the owners and managing attorney of a law firm that took thousands of dollars in up-front loan modification fees for services that were never performed for homeowners, many of whom ended up losing their ... Read More »

                            Scam Alert – Beware of People Promising Help or Money From Mortgage Company Settlements

                            It appears consumers are receiving calls from telemarketers claiming they are eligible to receive part of the $25 billion settlement a number of states reached with mortgage servicers and foreclosure servicers. Callers are requesting the bank account information to direct deposit funds into the consumers account from the government settlement fund. It is a scam. Funds will not be deposited ... Read More »

                              Will Proposed Government Programs Really Help Homeowners?

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                              by Cora Currier ProPublica The Obama administration has recently unveiled a string of proposals to help struggling homeowners and get the housing market back on its feet2014 part of the administration’s “We Can’t Wait” election year to-do list. Of course, the White House has made big promises before about helping homeowners, only to see them disappoint time and again. Here ... Read More »

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