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Governor signs bill increasing protection from mortgage rescue fraud

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed House Bill 2275 (Act 26), a measure that increases the protection of distressed homeowners against predatory mortgage rescue fraud.

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Over 500 Hawaii residents scammed by mortgage fraud scheme

Hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii were likely misled by a loan modification program operated by the Homeowner Legal Assistance Association (HLAA), a Florida corporation, for approximately 17 months in 2009 and 2010, according to an investigation conducted by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP).

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The Honolulu FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying residents of Hawaii who may have been defrauded by a Missouri-based company doing business as 1st Financial Resource LLC and 1st Federal Resource LLC. The company claimed to have been operating a foreclosure abatement program demanding advance fees of $2,000 to $5,000 from Hawaii residents who had fallen behind on their mortgage payments.

FBI seeking those who may have been defrauded by Missouri-based company

The Honolulu FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying residents of Hawaii who may have been defrauded by a Missouri-based company doing business as 1st Financial Resource LLC and 1st Federal Resource LLC. The company claimed to have been operating a foreclosure abatement program demanding advance fees of $2,000 to $5,000 from Hawaii residents […]

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Hawai'i homeowners at risk of foreclosure due to unemployment or a medical condition may be eligible for emergency mortgage assistance as part of the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP).

Deadline for Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program is July 22

Hawai’i homeowners at risk of foreclosure due to unemployment or a medical condition may be eligible for emergency mortgage assistance as part of the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP).

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