Mass Joinder & Forensic Loan Audit Marketers Surrender Assets to FTC

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Idaho Puts a Halt to The Residential Litigation Group Advertising Mailer

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 … Read more

Homeowners Getting Massive Mortgage Reductions Without Fancy Tricks

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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

“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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

AVOID – Proposed Litigation Notification – Investigation Advertisement Mailer

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 … Read more

California Attorneys Facing Disbarment as a Result of Targeting Homeowners

Two Southern California attorneys are facing disbarment and a third faces a disciplinary trial after a joint investigation by the State Bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel and the Attorney General’s Office into a loan modification scam that targeted distressed homeowners, the State Bar of California announced today. The proposed discipline is the result of … Read more

Mitchell Stein Mass Joinder Lawyer Ordered to Pay Up And Called Defeated Puppy

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of Brookstone Law PC and all other defendants in a significant court decision against embattled attorney Mitchell J. Stein by dismissing Stein’s $1 billion lawsuit against Brookstone and ordering Stein and other plaintiffs to pay all legal costs. The case is Legaspi v. Spivak Case … Read more

Sameer Lakhany & Precision Law Center Halted by FTC

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted an operation that took in more than $1 million by allegedly selling homeowners bogus mortgage relief and foreclosure rescue products, including a scam that falsely promised to get help for homeowners who joined others to file so-called “mass joinder” lawsuits against … Read more

Update on Bankruptcy Filing of “Real Estate Scam” Mass Joinder King Philip Kramer

I previously published this post on the initial chapter 7 bankruptcy filing for Kramer & Kaslow mass joinder attorney Philip Kramer. on February 22, 2011 Kramer filed the missing detailed schedules. But first I present to you this gem. So let’s take a look at how successful Philip Kramer was with the mass joinder efforts. … Read more

Pennsylvania Reader Sends in New Form H-118 From New York

The Form H-118 is very similar to the Form 1012-R mailings that have been sent to consumer all across the country. They are deceptive in that they attempt to portray themselves as official mailers or government forms. Mailers similar to this have been slammed in mass joinder legal actions in California and the subject of … Read more

Real Estate Law Center / Adlore Clarambeau Mass Joinder Mailer

A reader has sent in a Real Estate Law Center mailer they received in Virginia. The mailer appears to be a solicitation to join a mass joinder or mass tort action against the banks for issues related to their mortgages. In this case the mailer from California attorney Adlore Clarambeau (Bar record.) says it is … Read more

LA Court Issues Permanent Order Assuming Jurisdiction Over the Law Practice of Mitchell J. Stein

Mitchell J. Stein is an attorney in California who was alleged to be involved in the marketing of mass joinder cases to consumers to join a lawsuit against their mortgage lenders. A permanent order was issued on October 26, 2011 and states the State Bar of California, Office of Chief Trial Counsel is appointed to … Read more