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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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CFPB and Florida AG Granted Default Judgment Against Florida Mortgage Relief Companies

On May 29, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the State of Florida​ a final default judgment​ against a Florida Foreclosure Relief Company and its corporate affiliates based on the company’s failure to answer or otherwise…

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MI Attorney General Files Criminal Charges Alleging Fake Loan Modification Scheme

On May 22, 2015, the Michigan Attorney General (“AG”) and its Homeowner Protection Unit filed charges in Oakland County’s 48th District Court against a Michigan mortgage company and its owner alleging that the owner and mortgage company engaged in a scheme to defraud borrowers by promising to modify mortgages for…

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National Mortgage Servicing Company Enters Proposed Consent Order Over Loss-Mitigation Activities

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into  a Proposed Consent Order with  a national mortgage servicing company over allegations that its loss-mitigation activities violated the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTCA”), the Consumer Financial Protection Act (“CFPA”), the Fair Debt Collection Practices…

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