Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scam Initiative
For homeowners in Maryland and the District of Columbia:
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee’s Fair Housing Project recently began a new initiative to fight foreclosure rescue and loan modification scams in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, particularly in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scam Initiative provides representation to foreclosure rescue and loan modification scam victims through affirmative suits that seek to recover monetary damages, injunctive relief, and/or, where possible, title to rescue scam victims’ homes.
Our priorities are situations in which scammers persuaded homeowners to pay upfront fees for loan modification services, forensic mortgage loan audits, or other similar services and/or to turn over title to their homes.
An example of a foreclosure rescue scam case that the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law recently resolved is available at: http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/newsroom/press_releases?id=0206.