DOJ charges hundreds in mortgage rescue scams

The Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule (also known as Regulation O) makes it illegal for companies to collect any fees until a homeowner has actually received an offer of relief from his or her lender and accepted it. That means even if you agree to have a company help you, you don’t have to pay until it gets you the result you want.

Protecting Homeowners From Scams. lease-to-own schemes where a scammer claims to sell a house but pockets all the payments. The Oregon DOJ investigates and prosecutes the Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act and other mortgage and foreclosure rescue fraud offenses. Violations may incur civil and criminal penalties, including prison.

A.G. Schneiderman Sues Brooklyn & Florida Law Firms Involved In Alleged Fraudulent Mortgage Rescue Scheme Lawsuit Seeks Restitution For Consumers, Penalties From Firms And Principal Attorney NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today filed a lawsuit in New York county supreme court against two law firms and their lead attorney.

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Miller’s package also contains a bill that directly addresses mortgage foreclosure rescue fraud scams that prey on people facing foreclosure by asking them to pay hundreds of dollars for so called.

Federal prosecutors recently charged seven people, including one lawyer, with operating a mortgage modification scam outfit on Long Island that cost homeowners $2.3 million. But such frauds otherwise haven’t attracted much scrutiny from law enforcement officials, who have signaled they have more pressing priorities.

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trustees concerning mortgage fraud schemes, to help them determine whether the debtor had been victimized or was participating in such a scheme. Through our civil and criminal enforcement efforts, the Program has identified three major types of bankruptcy-related mortgage fraud and mortgage rescue schemes: financial

Housing Recovery is Spelled R-E-O Well, just like the government uses public funds to bail out companies and stimulate the economy, they also have programs to assist people in finding and securing affordable housing. Ginnie Mae, is just one of the many government divisions of the Federal Housing Administration.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Court Judgment Against Brooklyn & Florida Law Firms For running fraudulent mortgage rescue scheme judgment Orders Firms And Principal Attorney To Stop Illegal And Deceptive Business Practices And Submit To A Full Accounting For Restitution