You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania – Attorney General Corbett URGES PA homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures to assist ongoing investigation

Attorney General Corbett urges PA homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures to assist ongoing investigation

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HARRISBURG – Attorney General Tom Corbett today urged Pennsylvania homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures as part of an ongoing investigation by the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

“Pennsylvania residents who believe they are the victims of improper foreclosures should call the Attorney General’s toll-free Consumer Protection Hotline, at 1-800-441-2555, as soon as possible in order to file formal complaints,” Corbett said. “We are working to identify whether our Consumer Protection Laws were violated by lenders or mortgage servicing companies that may have failed to follow proper procedures regarding foreclosures.”

Corbett explained that the Pennsylvania investigation was triggered by allegations about potentially flawed foreclosure practices involving numerous financial institutions across the country.

Corbett said the Attorney General’s Office is in communication with other state agencies concerning possible foreclosure-related problems in Pennsylvania, including the Department of Banking, along with other Attorneys General who are conducting similar reviews of foreclosure practices in their states.

In addition to filing a complaint with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Corbett also recommended that homeowners who have received foreclosure notices should contact the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) for information about emergency mortgage assistance, foreclosure mitigation counseling and other services that may be available.

Consumers can call PHFA directly at 1-800-822-1174, or review detailed information about mortgage and foreclosure assistance services on the PHFA website, at: http://www.phfa.org/consumers/homeowners/hemap.aspx

Corbett noted that the Attorney General’s Office has placed a major emphasis on foreclosure-related investigations, which have resulted in numerous legal actions, including:

  • More than $150 million in relief for Pennsylvania homeowners as part of a settlement with Countrywide Financial Corporation.
  • $10.7 million returned to PA consumers as part of a predatory lending investigation involving Ameriquest Mortgage Company.
  • A $2.3 million consumer protection judgment in a Pittsburgh area real estate and mortgage fraud case.
  • Civil lawsuits against nine individuals accused of participating in a $40 million mortgage investment “Ponzi” scheme.
  • Consumer protection lawsuits against deceptive “mortgage rescue” businesses.

SOURCE: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/press.aspx?id=5630

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3 Responses to “You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania – Attorney General Corbett URGES PA homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures to assist ongoing investigation”
  1. Maureen McGrath says:

    Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a stunt for Corbett to be elected Governor. I have been dealing with the AG’s office for over 10 years, and to date, nothing has happened. Just for fun, I decided to call the number posted and reached my old buddies, JP McGown and T Green. They said my complaint was “old” (even though it was actually ongoing for 10 years in my personal case and is still ongoing with other victims) and they wouldn’t count it towards this “new” investigation. The fraudulent documents were produced, including fraudulent assignments, etc. prepared by DocX – why isn’t this being looked into? For a very simple reason – Pennsylvania is corrupt from the top down and the AG’s office and the judges have been aware of the fraud for a decade now. Their reason for allowing this to happen? “They can’t just look at individual cases”. Well, each and every complaint is “individual” it is up to the AG’s office to “group” them together – but that is too much work for these ne’er do well public servants.

    I was advised that they are looking to “compile” the complaints to see if anyone in PA was a victim of the banks as reported by the media.

  2. Hey, Jeffrey Stephan is from PA.

    Wonder if he has anything to report?

    Lisa
    ForeclosureHamlet.org

    • Ian says:

      Jeffrey Stephan looks like? did anyone check Penn State University yearbook to see if he actually went there? His age is given as 41, so should have graduated in 90 or 92. Also, he looks as though he is mentally deficient. Did GMAC bring in this guy seen in the video deposition from a halfway house, or a mental hospital?

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