Attorney General sues deceptive mortgage rescue firms

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ferguson targets two scam “rescue” operations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed lawsuits against two mortgage rescue scammers that target struggling homeowners in Washington state.

Ferguson alleges Delay My Sale Date and US Recovery Program have taken advantage of homeowners by falsely promising they can delay or prevent foreclosure.

The two lawsuits are part of a joint federal-state sweep by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 15 states to crack down on mortgage rescue scams operating across the country. These scams take advantage of homeowners in crisis, wreaking havoc on the victims’ finances, and often leaving them at an even greater risk of losing their homes.

“As long as mortgage rescue scams threaten Washington homeowners, my office will hold offenders accountable,” said Ferguson. “These fraudulent operations not only victimize people who need help, they also harm legitimate businesses that play by the rules. Consumers need to know that foreclosure assistance is available from legitimate service providers.”

The Attorney General’s Office encourages all homeowners who are facing foreclosure to call a certified home counselor for free help at 1.877.894.HOME (4663).


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