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Mortgage Rescue Scam Costs Fresno Couple Their Home

A mortgage rescue scam has cost a couple their dream home in Fresno.

Patty and Jody Farmer lived in their dream home in the Central Valley for approximately 11 years along with their grandchildren. When their adjustable rate mortgage was going to be reset in 2008, making the payments unaffordable for the mostly-retired couple, they turned to US Loan Auditors, Inc. which had sent a solicitation letter to them. US Loan Auditors, Inc., which according to the California State Attorney General’s Office, finds its clients through direct mailing, told the Farmers that they could conduct a “forensic loan audit” of their mortgage to find possible “mortgage violations” committed by the lender. This information would then be used to (somehow) convince the lender to offer the Farmers a loan modification. US Loan Auditors, Inc. told the Farmers to stop making their mortgage payments, which triggered a Notice of Default (NOD) from the lender. In the meantime, US Loan Auditors, Inc. charged the Farmers $1,000 a month for seven months and its representative told them the company attorney would take their case to court against the lender for the 10 violations it found.

The California State Attorney General’s Office has filed a $60 million lawsuit against US Loan Auditors, Inc. on October 6 according to the Fresno Bee, seeking restitution for all of its victims, including now, the Farmers, whose home was foreclosed. There is also a Better Business Bureau Report that gives them an F rating (their worst possible rating) but refers to them as US Loan Auditors LLC.

Read the full article in the Fresno Bee.

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