A company that offered rescue services to homeowners struggling with their mortgages will refund about $75,000 to 200 Washington consumers under a settlement announced Monday by the state Attorney General's Office.
Homeowners paid between $1,200 and $1,500 to Foreclosure Assistance LLC, of Clearwater, Fla., hoping the company could help save their homes from foreclosure. The state alleged that the company pocketed homeowners' money but did little or nothing to help them save their homes.
More than 70 percent of homeowners who signed up for the services ended up losing their homes, anyway, the state said.
"We believe Foreclosure Assistance Solutions used coercive tactics to pressure consumers into paying for a service they really couldn't afford and then doing little or nothing to actually help those consumers save their homes," Attorney General Rob McKenna said in a statement.
Having recently squeaked out of a foreclosure, I can easily picture the desperation with which these predators' victims seized on the bait, only to be cheated out of the very thing they were trying so frantically to hold on to. I'm ashamed to have the same number of chromosomes as anyone who would do a thing like that.
There are no words vile enough for such scum. May their mothers be lured into crack prostitution. May their children repudiate them and change their names. May their accountants and lawyers fleece them and leave them destitute. May their internal organs fail, one by one. And at the end, when they are hauled screaming into the eternal furnace that no doubt awaits them, may they do so in the dark, alone and unmourned. If anyone can think of heavier curses, I'd like to see those applied as well.
(Incidentally, did the Clearwater address ring any bells? Yup. Turns out they're Scientologists. Unsurprisingly, the layers of sleaze just keep piling up.)