Consumer Alert: Seniors complain callers using property tax relief programs to target

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is joining the Washington State Departments of Veterans Affairs and Revenue in warning consumers about complaints they’ve received from seniors who say they’ve received calls from solicitors posing as state agents for a senior property tax relief program. The Department of Revenue learned Washington seniors are complaing that they … Read more

Fraudulent Rescue / Equity Skim Scheme Costs Dozens Over $6.2 Million

Between 2006 and 2008 real estate agent, Joanne Seeley, defrauded 34 homeowners and 14 mortgage companies in Pennsylvania out of more than $6.2 million in a fraudulent Foreclosure Rescue/Equity Skim scheme. Seeley was found guilty earlier this month on four counts of wire fraud and four counts of money laundering; each punishable by a maximum … Read more

My Husband and I Are Considering Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Oklahoma. – Amber

Amber “Dear Steve, My husband and I are considering filing chapter 7 bankruptcy in Oklahoma. The only thing that I have in my name is $5,000 worth of property. My grandparents gave it to me and the way the deed is wrote up is that I can’t ever sell it. It can only be passed … Read more

The Banks Won’t Refinance the Investment Rental Properties I Bought Using Credit Cards. – Kyle

Kyle “Dear Steve, Quit my job to do real estate investing. Was doing well, but then banks changed lending laws and I couldn’t refinance the houses I had. I bought them using credit cards. I was able to sell one of them, but on top of living on my savings and no income, things depleted … Read more