foreclosure scams

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Husband And Wife (And Purported ‘Sovereign Citizens’) Jailed In Georgia; Edgar Lee Rodgers And Diane Rowe Charged With Racketeering Amid Allegations They Tried To Sell Homes That Did Not Belong To Them

Husband And Wife (And Purported 'Sovereign Citizens') Jailed In Georgia; Edgar Lee Rodgers And Diane Rowe Charged With Racketeering Amid Allegations They Tried To Sell Homes That Did Not Belong To Them

Bond has been set at a combined $130,000 for a Georgia couple arrested Thursday by Atlanta police on charges they tried to sell homes that did not belong to them in an alleged paperwork scam involving bogus courthouse filings. In recent years, Georgia has been near the top of the list in both bank failures […]

‘SOVEREIGN’ UPDATES: (1) Tennessee Man Indicted In Alleged ‘Quit Claim’ Deeds Scam; (2) Virginia Man Facing Trial On Gun Charge Allegedly Had Driver’s License From ‘Kingdom Of Heaven'; (3) Texas Man Allegedly Told Cops To Bring ‘Body Bags’

'SOVEREIGN' UPDATES: (1) Tennessee Man Indicted In Alleged 'Quit Claim' Deeds Scam; (2) Virginia Man Facing Trial On Gun Charge Allegedly Had Driver's License From 'Kingdom Of Heaven'; (3) Texas Man Allegedly Told Cops To Bring 'Body Bags'

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a links post presented in the form of briefs. Three significant stories about purported “sovereign citizens” — all from different areas of the United States — have been published and/or broadcast in recent days. The venues include Tennessee, Virginia and Texas. 1.) WMC TV is reporting that Devitoe Farmer, 44, of […]

FBI: ‘Sovereign Citizen Domestic Extremists Throughout The United States’ Are Perpetrating Mortgage Fraud And ‘Debt Elimination Schemes’ And ‘Coaching’ Others To Do So

FBI: 'Sovereign Citizen Domestic Extremists Throughout The United States' Are Perpetrating Mortgage Fraud And 'Debt Elimination Schemes' And 'Coaching' Others To Do So

Is your purported debt coach or foreclosure-relief expert a “sovereign citizen” with an avowed contempt for the U.S. government and banking in general? Is he (or she) actually trying to recruit you into a criminal scheme that only will add to your stress? Is your last disposable dollar going into the pockets of a domestic […]

Washington State Man Sentenced To 25 Years In ‘Foreclosure Relief’ Scam; Judge Calls Jeff McGrue ‘Heartless'; FBI Says He Issued Nonexistent ‘Bonded Promissory Notes’ Purportedly Drawn On U.S. Treasury To Fleece Lenders And People ‘At The End Of Their Rope’

Washington State Man Sentenced To 25 Years In 'Foreclosure Relief' Scam; Judge Calls Jeff McGrue 'Heartless'; FBI Says He Issued Nonexistent 'Bonded Promissory Notes' Purportedly Drawn On U.S. Treasury To Fleece Lenders And People 'At The End Of Their Rope'

A Washington state man who ran a foreclosure-rescue scam by telling victims he could save their homes gathered more than $1 million from people “at the end of their rope” and tried to bilk lenders out of at least $55 million, federal prosecutors and the FBI said. Jeff McGrue, 51, of Tacoma, targeted California borrowers. […]

KABOOM! (Florida — Again): FTC Hits Bogus Credit-Repair Firm With $14 Million Judgment; Alleged Schemers Lose Cars, Real Estate In Miami-Dade, Broward Counties

KABOOM! (Florida -- Again): FTC Hits Bogus Credit-Repair Firm With $14 Million Judgment; Alleged Schemers Lose Cars, Real Estate In Miami-Dade, Broward Counties

BULLETIN: (UPDATED 11:27 A.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The Federal Trade Commission has lowered the boom on Clean Credit Report Services Inc. of Florida and three individuals associated with the firm. In a settlement from a case brought in October 2008, the FTC has obtained a judgment of $14.4 million. The defendants must surrender their assets, including […]