Resolution Services - Mortgage Modification Fraud Ring
TARZANA, CALIFORNIA -- Resolution Services 18375 Ventura Blvd Suite 418, Tarzana CA 91356 is a mortgage modification scammer. As of 8/29/12 they have shut off their phones, website, and email addresses after a multitude of consumer fraud complaints. These same individuals previously operated under the following business names: Mediation Service 1833 East Baseline Rd. Gilbert AZ, United Mediation Group 17328 Ventura Blvd. Suite 132 Encino, CA, and Forsta Mediation Services 1230 E. Baseline Rd Mesa AZ 85204. They will resurface again under another phony LLC name along with their phony alias names.
Somehow they are able to find their victims through internet sites set up for people looking for information on homeowner assistance. They use this information to carefully research their victims by looking at public information such as home values and mortgage balances associated with your address. They also use this information to find out how to make contact with their victims, in almost every single case they initiated the contact, not the victims. They will direct unwitting consumers to go to Trustlink.org to see favorable reviews to validate that they are a credible company. They use this strategy to lure homeowners into the scam, the reviews are fake. They have stolen thousands and thousands of dollars from homeowners from all over the country. In almost every instance the homeowner is in far worse financial shape after dealing with these criminals. They request an upfront payment for their services (illegal in most states) and advise homeowners to stop making payments while they negotiate with the mortgage company. They string their victims along for months and months, stalling for time so that there is a delay in consumer complaints and they have ample time to defraud more consumers. Once the complaints start piling up they shut down and move on leaving a wake of deep damage. They are slick operators and very astute in financial terminology and the mortgage industry.
If you have been scammed by any of these companies please contact the California State Attorney Generals office or the FBI. Provide any little detail you can to shed light on where they might be operating next, phone numbers, email addresses, websites. Keep track of any and all correspondance that you have had with these individuals, even the names they use for aliases, they are criminals and need to be apprehended.