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Mortgage Relief Marketers & Danielson Law Group Settle With FTC


A group of Utah-based defendants claiming to be legal experts in loan modifications have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they broke the law by conning consumers into paying hefty fees for worthless mortgage relief services. The five proposed orders settling the FTC’s charges ban the defendants, led by Philip J. Danielson and his company, Danielson Law Group, from offering ... Read More »

    Mortgage Relief Marketers Now a Half Million Dollars Lighter


    A federal district court in Southern California has ordered a judgment of nearly $515,000 against Mark Nagy Atalla, a defendant in a 2013 Federal Trade Commission action targeting deceptive mortgage and debt relief pitches. The court imposed the judgment after finding Atalla had hid assets and misrepresented his financial condition to the agency. The judgment originally was suspended in Atalla’s ... Read More »

      Mortgage Relief Scams Pay Millions to FTC


      The South Florida-based defendants in an alleged mortgage relief scam will surrender their assets and be banned permanently from providing mortgage relief and debt relief services to consumers under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. This settlement represents the FTC’s largest judgment to date against a purported mortgage assistance relief provider. In 2012, as part of the Distressed Homeowner ... Read More »

        FTC Nails American Mortgage Consulting Group and The Debt School

        Bitch Slap

        The defendants in two separate alleged scams have settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission and will be banned from providing mortgage- and debt-relief services. The cases are part of the FTC’s continuing crackdown on scams targeting consumers in financial distress, including debt relief and credit repair scams, and mortgage relief scams. American Mortgage Consulting Group; Home Guardian Management Solutions: ... Read More »

          Defendants in Dominican Mortgage Assistance Scam that Allegedly Defrauded Spanish-Speaking U.S. Homeowners Settle FTC Charges


          Telemarketers Who Allegedly Falsely Claimed Affiliation with Federal Mortgage Assistance Programs Are Banned from Mortgage Assistance Business As part of its continuing crackdown on scams that target consumers in financial distress, the Federal Trade Commission obtained a settlement order resolving charges against a nationwide scam operating from the Dominican Republic and banning the defendants from providing mortgage assistance relief. Pretending ... 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 »

              CFPB Sues Lawyer and Law Office for Loan Modification Services

              It appears the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under Enforcement Director, Kent Markus, is finally taking the gloves off and going after debt relief groups. This action moves against a law firm and lawyer that was working with outside parties to sell advanced fee loan modification and foreclosure resue services. According to Loeb & Loeb, “The CFPB sought and obtained a ... Read More »

                Mortgage Assistance Scam Targets U.S. Consumers But Operates From Dominican Republic

                Ready to Collapse

                At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted a nationwide scam operating from the Dominican Republic – but pretending to be in Chicago – that allegedly peddled fake mortgage assistance relief to financially distressed Spanish-speaking homeowners in the United States. The defendants promised to dramatically lower homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments in exchange for a ... Read More »

                  Forensic Mortgage Loan Audit Scam Kicked in Nuts by FTC

                  Ready to Collapse

                  At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted an operation that allegedly preyed on financially vulnerable homeowners, convincing them to pay $1,995 or more by holding out bogus promises that they could help them avoid foreclosure and renegotiate their mortgages. The complaint was filed against Consumer Advocates Group, Paramount Asset Management Corp, National Financial ... Read More »

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