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[23 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,831 views]
Foreclosure can be costly

Earlier this month, the attorneys general throughout the nation announced they are investigating foreclosure practices.
Why? There have been questions raised about the adequacy of paperwork filed in foreclosures and whether lenders have done what is required of them – giving people some time to make good on their payments after their loans go into default. Also, the attorneys general are taking a look at the process through which a mortgage is transferred from a lender to a secondary servicer that buys loans and collects on them.
Deputy Arkansas Attorney General Jim …

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[15 Oct 2010 | 13 Comments | 3,270 views]
Take that foreclosure notice seriously

Unless you’ve been completely out of contact with the various media outlets throughout the United States, you’ve heard that attorneys general in all 50 states and banking regulators in 30 states launched an investigation into foreclosure practices.
Click the aforementioned link for more details, but the long and short of it is this — there are some serious questions about the adequacy of paperwork filed in foreclosure actions around the nation. There have been questions in some extreme case over the ability to bring a legitimate foreclosure action at all due …

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[16 Jul 2010 | 4 Comments | 5,434 views]
Scam alert — sleazy debt collectors on the loose

Here’s one for the “how dare you” files.
About a decade ago, my wife and I ran out of money. We got behind on a few bills but did manage to muddle through and pay them off. One of those bills was for $260 to Southwestern Bell — yes, we did get the phone bill paid, albeit a bit late.
Flash forward to 2010 — I got a call this morning from a guy at some company (can’t remember the name) that said he was collecting that particular Southwestern Bell debt. I …