California Real Estate Fraud Report

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Loan modification scams and foreclosure fraud still big business

Randall Guerra heads a non-profit group funded by the government to help distressed homeowners in the Fresno area. He said 8 to 10 homeowners are walking in to his office each walk for help after being ripped off either by foreclosure consultants, loan modification firms or the banks.

Loan modification firms charged upfront fees (now illegal) to borrowers for assistance in negotiating loan modifications. Either the company did nothing for the borrower or took his or her money knowing that the borrower could not qualify for a loan modification.

Sydney Ricks, an attorney who heads the Real Estate Fraud Division of the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office says “There’s a lot of desperation out there and the scam artists are targeting those people knowing there is a lot of anxiety.” Yet, while there is a backload of cases to process, the unit has only one attorney and one investigator.

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