Fake Law Firms Leave Hundreds of Desperate Homeowners Behind
Fake law firms leave hundreds of victims behind
Mortgage repair scheme targeted ‘Desperate Homeowners’
Hundreds of Florida residents hoping to save their homes from foreclosure were duped by a “string” of fake law firms led by a man who never earned a law degree according to investigators with the state attorney general’s office and Coral Gables Police Department.
Investigators told News 6 that police had already received 37 complaints linked to companies operated by Joseph Starr aka Joseph Hilton but that the number of clients caught in the alleged mortgage modification scam is closer to 400.
Joseph Anton Hilton, 56, and Adam Forman, 46, owned and operated The Asset Protection Law Firm, in Coral Gables, which offered residential loan modifications and debt consolidation to home owners in central Florida and across the state, authorities said.
Records show neither Hilton or Forman ever held a license to practice law .