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August 2013 Archives

Huge bank layoffs could result in financial challenges for some

The past economic downturn affected many people. It caused them to be laid off, foreclose on their homes and file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. As a result of the great financial stress that was felt nationwide, banks hired thousands of new employees to assist in processing loan modification requests and handle the influx of individuals who wanted to sign up for the excessively low interest rates.

Individuals seeking debt relief were defrauded, lost $68k

Most individuals who are struggling with debt are eager to find a solution to their rising bills. A number of debt relief scams in Tampa prey on the anxieties of those who want a clean start, and make appealing promises that are impossible to keep. As a result, the victims of these scams often end up paying out resources that put them even deeper in the hole, only to find out that their debts were never settled to begin with.

Settlement checks for foreclosure fraud sent to wrong addresses

We’ve previously discussed the issue of foreclosure abuse that was so widespread a few years ago. After millions of homes were fraudulently repossessed, several major banks settled with homeowners to compensate them for losses. Many foreclosure practices were also changed to allow homeowners in Florida a fair chance to stop foreclosure.

Bank takes woman's property in repossession mistake

Having a home repossessed is a stressful and devastating event for any Florida resident to endure. However, what if you came home to discover that your home had been broken into and your possessions taken away as a result of a mistaken foreclosure?

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