”There are pro bono resources and, of course, lawyers who will help on a paid basis.” There have been several loan modification scams set up by non attorneys that unknowingly involve a new or retired attorney not knowing any better or worse yet involved with at the highest level. Feldman with the Feldman Law enter. In one instance there was a police report filed against an attorney for destroying a brokers office and attacking the staff for using his name while making false statements.” Many of this loan modification companies go to the extreme of using words like legal, law, attorney in their company name and advertising. Calling the number of complaints “shockingly high,” Drexel said his office is “quite concerned. Rewinski said the barbs alert is not meant to suggest that distressed home-owners are not entitled to legal counsel; on the contrary, they may well need legal help and lawyers should be able to assist them. “If theyre accepting fees and sharing those moneys with non-lawyers, you have all the problems this ethics alert deals with.” This is illegal, but has become a common practice. A home owner facing foreclosure may choose to work directly with their lender but in most cases this fails.
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A home owner facing foreclosure may choose to work directly with their lender but in most cases this fails. Such a letter is issued after a licensee submits an advance fee agreement, accounting format and any advertising or promotional materials for review. “We see it all the time” says Feldman, who has suffered from having unscrupulous attorneys and loan mod companies impersonating unhappy clients on the internet claiming they were scammed by the Feldman law enter. In addition, most loan modification scams start with a mail offer or a telemarketer making fraudulent claims or posing as their lender and or stating they were assigned by their lender to provide a loan modification and request all the home owners personal and financial information.