Posts Tagged ‘foreclosure scams’

Loan modification scams are everywhere

March 29, 2009

Here is a link to  recent consumer complaints in several different locations.  I’ve posted several lawsuits involving  debtors feeling scammed when they have gone to loan or debt relief services for assistance and gotten none.

Customer complaints on loan modifications

Virginia FBI focusing on foreclosure scams

March 25, 2009

Stating that foreclosure scams are up considerably in the last few year, Alex Turner of the Virginia FBI is saying that the law enforcement agency is shifting its resources to fight these activities in the state.

Home Equity Theft Blog

Ohio AG cracked down on forclosure rescue scam

December 22, 2008

The Attorney General asked an Ohio state court to shut down “Please Save My Home” (tacky, tacky name) for offering help to mortgage holders for $650 but it turns out they did nothing for the money.

The comments to this article weren’t very sympathetic to scam victims.  One person provided a link to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Opportunity Loan Refinance Program.  But think about it, you are unemployed or depressed or both, sitting at home watching advertising that promises to solve all your woes, wouldn’t it be tempting to give them a call if your house was on the line?   I won’t judge people who try these scams.  I’m glad the AGs are stepping in to help out.