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Banks Run Roughshod over Widows in Foreclosure [Video]

  Banks are foreclosing on the homes of widows. Financial institutions are refusing to modify mortgages when husbands have died without listing their surviving wives on the notes. Lawyers.com journalist Ed Alpern shows you how banks have gotten away with these practices and how you can fight losing your home to foreclosure. Director of Foreclosure Prevention Litigation at Legal Services NYC Jacob Inwald emphasizes banks are under a legal obligation to attempt to avoid foreclosures and to promote loan modifications. …

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Beware of Notarios [Video]

    Immigrants in Spanish-speaking communities, beware. “Notarios” or fake lawyers are preying on unsuspecting Latinos in the United States. Haga clic aquí para leer esta historia en español. From Dallas, Texas, Lawyers.com reporter Kevin Peters introduces you to one victim, Beronica Mascorro. She paid $1,500 to a fraudulent imposter who pretended to offer legal help and expertise. In many Latin American countries, the term “notarios” signifies a person who is accredited by the government and has a license to …

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Cuidado con los Notarios [Video]

  Los inmigrantes en las comunidades de habla hispana deben tener cuidado. Los “Notarios” o abogados falsos, están acechando a las personas de habla hispana que se encuentran desprevenidas.         Click here to read this story in English.         Desde Dallas, Texas, el reportero Kevin Peters de Lawyers.com le presenta a una víctima: Beronica Mascorro. Ella pagó $1,500 a una fraudulenta impostora que pretendía ofrecer conocimiento y asesoría legal. En muchos países de América …

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Sentencing Break for Passing $500M bill

You’ve heard about the loopy idea to pay down the national debt with a trillion-dollar coin. How about a half-billion dollar bill? Cleland Ayison, 32, got a sentencing break in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in December when federal judge William Dimitrouleas pitied him. Ayison got only house arrest and community service because his crime — trying to pass a novelty U.S. Federal Reserve note with a face value of $500 million — was so “silly.” [Jersey Journal, 12-18-2012] [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Frauds & Scams Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
Scammers Sue Transit Authority Over Imaginary Accident

Six Philadelphia residents were arrested this month for insurance fraud after they sued the local public transit authority, claiming they had been injured in a bus accident. What was the fraud? The bus wasn’t in an accident, and five of the six people weren’t even riding it. Turns out they have cameras on the buses. Oops. The lawsuits began with a woman who tripped while walking to the back of the bus, absent any accident or sudden stop. She sued …

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