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Attorney Mitchell Stein Gets 204 Months in Federal Prison. Refunds to Begin.

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It’s hard to believe it has been nearly four years I’ve been writing about Mitchell Stein, an attorney out of California who, at the time, was involved in the mass joinder approach of selling consumers hope they could sue their mortgage company. Stein seemed to be at the forefront of the movement that was selling litigation to consumers all across ... Read More »

    Reader Expresses Concern Over Spire Law Group Going POOF!

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    I received the following tip from a reader, send your tips in here. Apparently Spire Law Group has finally fully imploded. The reader says, “Spire Law is closed down( Aug 2014) leaving all their clients holding the bag. The Abeel v Bank of America lawsuit was dismissed. As a way to keep their clients at bay, Spire Law came up ... Read More »

      Mortgage Scams Take Minutes to Nab Consumer But Years to Unwind

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      I received an update on a case where a receiver had been appointed to liquidate a scam mortgage relief group and provide restitution to consumers. This goes all the way back to a 2011 action by the California Attorney General against companies selling “Mass Joinder” mortgage elimination. The pitch seemed like an instantly addictive drug to suffering consumers. They were ... Read More »

        Mass Joinder Player Phillip Kramer Resurfaces in Different Scheme Alleges CT & FL

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        In a bit of a shocker a couple of names who were hot and heavy in the front-end of the mass joinder schemes have resurfaced again according to the State of Connecticut and the Attorney General of Florida. On August 22, 2014 both parties filed an amended complaint against a whole chadre of individuals and companies. They included Berger Law ... Read More »

          Mass Joinder Mills Targets of Attorney General Action

          Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

          Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepson sued Berger Law Group, Resolution Law Group, and related entities and individuals over allegations that they collected at least $4.7 million in illegal upfront fees from distressed homeowners. Under their authority to enforce the federal Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule and Florida and Connecticut laws prohibiting deceptive and unfair ... Read More »

            Hoffman Law Group Mass Joinder Marketing Complaint Unsealed

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            Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and the State of Florida filed a complaint against a whole host of folks for selling consumers mass joinder lawsuits against their lenders. The named Plaintiffs included Benn Willcox, BM Marketing Group, File Intake Solutions, Legal Intake Solutions, Marc Hoffman, Michael Harper, Nationwide Management Solutions, The Hoffman Law Group, and The Residential Litigation ... Read More »

              Marc Hoffman of Hoffman Law Group to Face Bar Issues

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              The Hoffman Law Group is/was a Florida based company that is said to have provided foreclosure rescue services and solicited consumers for mass joinder suits against lenders. This approach has been problematic and a number of authorities have warned consumers about this type of activity. The Palm Beach Post is reporting: “A North Palm Beach lawyer who advertises foreclosure-rescue services ... Read More »

                Mass Joinder & Forensic Loan Audit Marketers Surrender Assets to FTC

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                A number of different companies we’ve written about before have finally met the end of the line in their efforts to sell consumers mass joinder lawsuits against mortgage companies and expensive forensic loan audits. The defendants behind an alleged mortgage relief scam have agreed to settle FTC charges that they deceived cash-strapped consumers into believing they could hold onto their ... Read More »

                  Mortgage Rescue Company Advertises Commission Only Jobs With Law Firm. Dumbass.

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                  A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a tip about a company in Florida that is recruiting for commission only sales positions with a company that is making outbound sales calls to sell “residential clients in a lawsuit against mortgage lenders.” This appears to clearly be fee-splitting between attorneys and non-attorneys. That’s a big no-no and an issue ... Read More »

                    Idaho Puts a Halt to The Residential Litigation Group Advertising Mailer

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                    Thanks to a kind tipster (send in your tips here) I received a copy of a cease and desist order by the State of Idaho against The Residential Litigation Group. This is company that is selling services that claims to be based out of Washington, DC and offers foreclosure defense. It appears the company was using similar mass joinder type ... Read More »

                      Homeowners Getting Massive Mortgage Reductions Without Fancy Tricks

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                      Over the past few years there have been so many companies and people preying on homeowners in financial trouble. Wether it is the sale of a land trust, mortgage modification, mass joinder legal action against a lender, or whatever. The schemes and tricks never seem to end. But thanks to a reader who let me know about a recent Boston ... Read More »

                        California Mass Joinder Attorney Anthony Kassas Fails to Show Up for His Own Trial

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                        From the State Bar of California. A Diamond Bar, California attorney accused of a massive loan modification scam that victimized more than 50 distressed homeowners is facing disbarment by default. Anthony J. Kassas, 35, [Bar # 227647] was the subject of the most extensive disciplinary charging document in recent State Bar history – 285 counts of misconduct involving 56 clients, ... Read More »

                          A Company is Promising to Lower Our Mortgage Rate to 2 Percent. Is That True? – Emmy

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                          “Dear Steve, Home mortgate restructure!!! Just like million people in this country, My husband lost his job last year , we couldn’t affort the mortgate. we got some mail, i call and those law firm said that they will be able to get us to some program like Restructure home loan.. and the rate only 2%. Is there really that ... Read More »

                            Attorney Shares Lessons Learned After Being Hired by Scam Debt Relief Company

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                            An attorney that will remain unnamed was brave enough to share their experience working for a debt relief company to help other attorneys that might consider doing the same thing. It’s a good example of what attorneys should watch out for to avoid getting into trouble. What I Learned From Being Hired by a Debt Relief Company This is a ... Read More »

                              AVOID – Proposed Litigation Notification – Investigation Advertisement Mailer

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                              A hero reader has sent in a new mailer that is promoting legal action against New Century Mortgage. It appears to be a mailer that could be used generically against other lenders as well. The reader said, “On Saturday I received via postal mail what appears to be (attached) the latest iteration of a mass joinder mailing. I believe that ... Read More »

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