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Attorney general sues 7 accused foreclosure relief scammers

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed lawsuits Wednesday against seven companies for allegedly operating fraudulent mortgage rescue or loan modification schemes, scamming Hoosiers out of more than $14,000 in fees. The suits are a part of a nationwide sweep against foreclosure relief scammers.

Indiana sued Consumer First Legal Group, Select Debt Solutions, JAS Legal Network, Home Relief Assistance, Legal Affiliates Group, Global Retention US and Homegroup LLC. The state alleges the organizations collected large up-front fees from people but did nothing to help them stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure.

The lawsuits are a part of a joint federal-state sweep by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission and 14 other states targeting scam operations.

The complaints request restitution to be determined at trial, but include consumer relief per violation of both the Home Loan Practices Act and the Deceptive Consumer Sales Act to be payable to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Assistance Fund.
 

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    Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

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