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Avoiding Scams

Orlando Foreclosure Attorney Offers Seasoned Counsel

You may have just been served with a foreclosure complaint. The possibility of losing your home can suddenly become a frightening reality. In efforts to protect the ones you love, you search for mortgage relief companies, and other foreclosure prevention businesses. You may think your proactive approach to seeking help can save your family and your home, but if you aren't aware of how to recognize scam artists, you could become victim to foreclosure fraud, leaving you and your family in even more financial burden.

Scam Artist Warning Signs

In efforts to stop fraudulent companies and protect our nation's consumers, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created The Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule. This Rule protects homeowners by enforcing strict rules and guidelines for companies to follow, which allows consumers to enlist in a company's services, but does not force consumers to pay the company until the desired result is obtained. Additionally, this Rule forces companies to abide by ethical standards, and requires companies to disclose key information to any potential or current clients.

Signs of Unfair Practices

Unfortunately, some fraudulent mortgage relief companies or foreclosure defense services are falsely advertising to be getting you legitimate help from qualified lawyers. This is often not the case. By conducting thorough research, you could avoid a costly mistake, secure your rights, and protect your family. Don't be afraid to ask the company who the attorney is, what the attorney is licensed in, where they were licensed, and when the attorney was admitted into the State Bar. If you are looking for help in your foreclosure or bankruptcy defense, avoid any business, company, entity, or law firm that:

  • Makes bold promises and claims, such as an absolute guarantee of your loan modification, or a complete stoppage of foreclosure process, no matter how big your debt may be
  • Claims that all or most of their customers get modification or foreclosure relief
  • Asks for an upfront fee before any services are provided, and only accepts payment via wire transfer or cashier's check (unless it is a lawyer/Law Firm that has been approved and you've trusted completely)
  • Pressures you to sign papers or contracts that you haven't been able to understand, or read in the presence of a qualified attorney
  • Pressures you to transfer your mortgage payments, property deeds, or title to them

In general, when seeking assistance in your foreclosure defense or debt negotiation, be aware of potential deception. At a time when so much is on the line, hasty decisions could lead to an even bigger headache and debt. We understand that time is of the essence, and perhaps fear of your future finances may move you to act too quickly. Instead, we encourage you to get familiar with your rights, and seek assistance from an Orlando foreclosure defense attorney today.

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Orlando Foreclosure Defense Attorney Can Explain Your Options

At Perez Conrique Law, we believe that our clients should be able to exercise their rights and seek fair protection. Even if your foreclosure process has already begun, our firm believes it is vital to your family's financial security to be aware of the potential dangers that exist. Scam artists purposely prey on those who are desperately in need of financial help, and they do not care about the well-being of your family or your future finances.

By raising awareness of fraudulent behavior and educating people about the warning signs to look out for, we help homeowners gain confidence as they work their way out of debt. The Orlando foreclosure lawyer and associate at Perez Conrique Law has more than 20 years of combined legal experience and practice. Our attorneys are completely ethical, give personalized legal counsel unique to each client's goals and circumstances, and always work on behalf of our client's best interests. If you are looking for legitimate help in your debt negotiations, foreclosure or bankruptcy defense, you do not need to look any further. Contact Perez Conrique Law or fill out a free case evaluation form.

Perez Conrique Law - Orlando Foreclosure Attorney
Located at 746 North Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. View Map
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