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California Man Sentenced to 24 Years in Fed Prison for Foreclosure Rescue Scam

Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, today announced that Alan David Tikal, 46, formerly of Brentwood, Calif., was sentenced on Thursday by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 24 years in federal prison for … Read more

SIGTARP Shuts Off Google, Yahoo and Bing Ads for Mortgage Modification Scams

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced that it has shut down 125 alleged online mortgage modification scams that prey on vulnerable homeowners through Web banners and other Web advertisements. SIGTRAP also worked closely with Bing and Yahoo to stop online advertisements. SIGTARP investigates mortgage modification schemes … Read more