Mar 27 2009
Two national news reports show the devastating effects of loan modification scams. ...
Mar 17 2009
The Attorney General’s Office worked with a bipartisan coalition in 2008 to pass legislation to help protect financially strapped homeowners from equity skimming and foreclosure rescue scams. A bill passed by the Legislature today updates last year’s foreclosure rescue law to make sure that any homeowner who wants to sell their home rather than face foreclosure is able to find a real estate agent. ....
Feb 09 2009
Online loans are an easy way to get money. But a report by KIRO TV shows that some come with an obnoxiously high price. The story includes interviews with two Washington residents who were hounded by harassing phone calls – and reported the illegal behavior to the Federal Trade Commission. ... Now the FTC is suing. ...
Feb 02 2009
Attorney General Rob McKenna joined a group of other attorneys general and state banking regulators in sending a letter urging federal officials to encourage national banks and federal thrift-servicing operations to modify mortgage loans that are becoming unaffordable for consumers.
Jan 15 2009
The Washington Attorney General’s Office is suing a convicted equity skimmer a second time, claiming the Colfax man and his wife ran a real estate investment business that misled distressed homeowners and property investors.
Jan 08 2009
Attorney General Rob McKenna released his 2009 legislative agenda. Proposals to help safeguard consumers include ...
Jan 06 2009
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is joining attorneys general from 21 other states plus the District of Columbia in an effort to convince Congress to loosen bankruptcy rules so judges can modify home loans to help reduce foreclosures.
Aug 08 2008
Washington's Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is cracking down on false advertisers- make sure you don't become a victim of it!
Aug 01 2008
There is now new content here on our AGO website regarding foreclosure! ... This fall, the Consumer Protection Division will be sending out an official letter to homeowners facing foreclosure warning them about foreclosure rescue scams. ...
Jul 07 2008
A new state law proposed by the Washington Attorney General’s Office to help protect financially strapped homeowners from equity skimming and foreclosure rescue scams became effective in Washington on June 12 ...