Mortgage Modification Scammers Rounded Up by Law Enforcement

This announcement by the folks at the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program should make anyone that feels like they’ve been screwed by a mortgage modification company, get a half smile. Federal agents this morning arrested 10 defendants who worked at a Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.,-based business that allegedly offered … Read more

Debt Relief Company Uses Notaries to Meet With Consumers. Notaries Turn the Company In to Regulators.

21st Century Legal Services, Inc. out of California, with 301 unanswered BBB complaints (source), has just agreed to pay almost $300,000 in fines to the state of Wisconsin as the result of a default judgment. What makes this case so interesting for other areas of debt relief services is that it used local notaries to … Read more

California Attorneys Disbarred For Loan Modification Activities and Rolls Out Tough New Regulations Regarding Mortgage Foreclosure Consultants

Threatening possible criminal and civil prosecution, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today ordered 386 mortgage foreclosure consultants to post $100,000 bonds and register with his office. He also ordered more than two dozen companies to justify suspicious loan modification claims made in “slick advertising,” online and through the mail. The companies that were … Read more