CWAG Attorney General Mark Brnovich of Arizona
announced his office obtained a $241,401 judgment against Mortgage Relief Solutions, Inc. and its owner, Eric David Brown. The judgment also prohibits Mortgage Relief Solutions and Eric Brown from engaging in mortgage or real estate-related activity in Arizona. In March 2017, the Arizona Attorney General's Office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Mortgage Relief Solutions, Inc. ("MRS") and Eric Brown. The State alleged MRS and Brown targeted homeowners who were "upside down" on their mortgages and were considering defaulting on their mortgage loans. According to the lawsuit, MRS and Brown falsely claimed they would take over the homeowners' mortgage payments, thereby allowing them to "move on" and avoid further negative consequences to their credit ratings. MRS and Eric Brown are also required to pay $241,401 to the State for consumer restitution, civil penalties, costs and fees, and disgorgement of ill-gotten gains. Hear about the future of consumer protection at CWAG's annual meeting in San Francisco next week.
CWAG Associate Attorney General Bill Schuette of Michigan
announced a Notice of Intended Action and Cease and Desist Order against Healing American Heroes, Inc. of Round Rock, Texas and its professional fundraiser Jeremy Squire & Associates for over a million violations of the Charitable Organizations and Solicitations Act. Violations included deceptive solicitations and diversion of funds raised to other purposes. Over 10,000 donations - totaling more than $200,000 - were received from Michigan donors. "This group systematically exploited thousands in Michigan and hundreds of thousands nationwide who wanted to help wounded service members," said Attorney General Schuette. "Our troops deserve better; our citizens deserve better." Hear about the future of consumer protection at CWAG's annual meeting in San Francisco next week.