Loan Modification Victims of Lucas Law Center Get Money Back

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks totaling $499,701.84 to 229 consumers who paid the Lucas Law Center an advance fee for mortgage loan modifications the company falsely claimed it would obtain for them. Lucas Law Center allegedly used an attorney to circumvent state prohibitions against receiving a fee before providing any services; the … Read more

Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company Hit With Class Action

While the flood of lawsuits against debt settlement companies has slowed considerably yet one more class action has been added against Meracord, Noteworld, and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. This time in Arizona. The complaint provides a very long description of the alleged actions and conspiracy between the debt settlement escrow company and the … Read more

California Lawyer Disbarred Over Loan Modification Business

Another sad story of advanced fee loan modifications tearing down yet another group of people. From the California Bar Journal. PAUL JEFFREY LUCAS [#163076], 50, of Aliso Viejo was disbarred July 22, 2011, and he was ordered to make restitution and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. Lucas participated in the … Read more

Federal and State Agencies Target Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scams

Federal and State Agencies Target Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scams July 15, 2009 FTC Leads “Operation Loan Lies” to Stop Fraud and Help Distressed Homeowners Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, joined by California Attorney General Jerry Brown, today announced Operation Loan Lies, a coordinated national law enforcement effort to crack down on … Read more