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Nevada Attorney General Announces Criminal Indictments of Individuals for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

On September 22, 2015, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office announced criminal indictments of several individuals relating to a mortgage fraud scheme. The defendants, who owned and operated a regional mortgage company, allegedly promised homeowners they qualified for a federal program known as the “Neighborhood Stabilization Plan.” As alleged in the…

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CFPB Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Debt Relief Providers

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​On September 15, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida had issued two preliminary injunctions against affiliated national debt relief providers and their officers stemming from a lawsuit filed by the CFPB alleging that the debt relief providers misrepresented the nature of their…

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FTC Bans Mortgage Relief Company from Selling Debt Relief Services

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On September 3, 2015​, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) agreed to settle allegations with a mortgage relief services company that allegedly charged homeowners an illegal fee for assistance the company never provided.  The FTC brought its claims under section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTCA”), 15 U.S.C. § 45(a), the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule (“MARS…

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North Dakota AG Issues Cease and Desist Order to Consumer Credit Company for Robocalls

On August 17, 2015, the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office announced it entered a cease and desist order against a regional consumer credit services company. According to the Attorney General, the company solicited business using illegal robocalls that promised interest rate reductions and other loan modification services. The company allegedly called…

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Co-Conspirators Plead Guilty in Connection with Mortgage Modification Scam

On July 29, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that co-conspirators in a mortgage modification scam pled guilty to conspiracy and fraud.  The defendants, through a mortgage modification company, collected fees from residential mortgage holders and promised consumers that the company would either secure them a mortgage modification…

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Announces Settlement with Mortgage Loan Modification Companies

On July 13, 2015, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced a settlement with two Philadelphia-based mortgage loan modification companies following an investigation by the states’ Bureau of Consumer Protection.  According to the Attorney General’s announcement, the Bureau initiated the investigation as a result of consumer complaints filed against the companies for,…

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Regional Law Firm Faces Administrative Charges Over Claims it Charged Illegal Advanced Fees for Loan Modification Services

On June 26, 2015, the Maryland Attorney General announced the filing of administrative charges against a regional law firm over claims the firm charged illegal advance fees in connection with loan modification services. According to the Maryland Attorney General, lawyers at the firm promised consumers that they could obtain modification…

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Maryland Attorney General Settles with Mortgage and Credit Counseling Companies Over Claims of False Representations and Illegal Fees

On June 22, 2015, the Maryland Attorney General announced a settlement with two regional mortgage and credit consulting companies and their sole owner over claims the companies made false representations regarding their ability to obtain mortgage approval for consumers, solicited illegal advance fees, and engaged in credit counseling without the…

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