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Saturday, December 7th at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST:
Join us for an interview with attorney Mark Stopa from Florida:
We will discuss the current foreclosure fraud atmosphere, how dismissed cases are keeping people in their homes for now, and what we can expect after a case gets dismissed.
Attorney Stopa:"Over the past few years, I’ve been able to get many hundreds of foreclosure cases dismissed. I’d like to think I’ve had a successful foreclosure defense practice, and I feel like I’ve made a difference for homeowners. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been a rewarding, enjoyable career path. For many homeowners, though, it’s not enough. A dismissal without prejudice means the bank can re-file, and they want more: ”Quiet title.” “Eliminate my mortgage.”
and at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST my guest will be Doug Boggs (CA):
Doug is pro se foreclosure fraud fighter who previously shared his foreclosure story on my program. This time I would love to show you the other side of Doug - he's also an Ordained Minister, Energy worker and Healer, Mystic, Poet, Writer. We will discuss the process of intention and manifestation, the art of breathing and other meditation techniques that help you stay strong and positive when the world outside seems to be tearing at you.
Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 1:00pm EST
Robert Tuna Townsend (NV) - a homeowner and a foreclosure fraud activist - will discuss how losing in district court can be a very good thing.
Doug Boggs (CA) - is an Ordained Minister, Spiritual and Energetic Healer, Mystic, Writer, and Activist, who's fighting his own Pro Per foreclosure legal battle against Wells Fargo. This is part of the ongoing discussion series about meditation and personal power. This week we will discuss the necessity to forget everything you thought you knew.
Sunday, March16th at 1:00 pm EST:
NC Guilford County Register of Deeds – Jeff Thigpen
- to discuss the impact of foreclosure fraud on our counties land records.
March 14, 2012 - Register Thigpen sued MERS, the document processing company Lender Processing Services, and several banks and loan servicers, using as evidence the contents of his register of deeds’ office. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:“Our office uncovered an abundance of falsified, forged, and fraudulently executed mortgage documents,” said Thigpen.
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Chris Wyatt and Joel Sucher - to discuss some allegations leveled against Ocwen and their enormous growth in mortgage market.
*Chris Wyatt is a former Executive with Litton Loan Servicing/Goldman Sachs. Over the past several months, Chris has been attempting to assist a number of Ocwen homeowners’ who have, among other things, been unsuccessful in obtaining copies documents related to the servicing of their loan.
Please sign his petition: CFPB PETITION SEEKING TO RESCIND THE OCWEN LOAN SERVICING FORECLOSURE SETTLEMENT:
*Joel Sucher - (Pacific Street Films) has been working on the Foreclosure Diaries documentary since 2007 while this foreclosure fraud horror continues:http://www.psfp.com/foreclosurediaries.htm
The foundation of America is being eroded every day...Thousands are losing their homes through fraudulent foreclosures with no one to turn too. There are still people out there who are blaming the victims; but, if I were to show you that your mortgage is fraudulent and your servicer is not the one that owns your mortgage, would you still continue to pay? If you say yes, then for me you are a fool, and you are the biggest part of the problem. You are closing your eyes to the fraud in front of you - you choose to live a lie, instead to stand up and demand the answers.
And here is a link to CBS Atlanta segment on foreclosure/mortgage securitization fraud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svS63XBfK8Y
We should all stop and think about the facts in front of us and ask ourselves – How with a clear conscience can we let this continue?
DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney and I am not engaged in rendering legal advice. My intention is to do no harm. It’s my opinion and advice, not counsel. I’m just one of many homeowners in my quest for the exit from this mortgage mess we found ourselves in. Everything I say is based on my own experience or on the experience of people who shared their stories with me. I am not responsible as an “expert” and for what you do with my advice and knowledge. I cannot tell you which direction to take, but I can share my story with you to show that we are not alone in these struggles.
Sunday, September 29th at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST
My dear friend and our fellow foreclosure fraud fighter - Lainey Hashorva - will co-host this episode with me and we will talk about how this prolonged mortage/foreclosure fraud fight is negatively affecting our daily lives, our relationships and eroding the life that we used to know...but it doesn't have to be that way, we can stop this fast ride and turn things around.
and Lainey's mom - Susan Sachs Myerson will join us to discuss how Lainey's foreclosure fraud fight is affecting their lives and explain to all of us why she was crying for her America the first time I met her...
Saturday, September 14 at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST Linda Almonte - the JP Morgan Chase former VP, currently working with state and federal regulators, consumers, consumer attorneys and community organizations nationwide. We will talk about the true experience of being a "whistleblower" at these banks how hard it is to fight internally externally to help customers and battle to be heard by regulators or media in order to help consumers. The Covington 7 - next hearing is on October 8th They are back to give us an update on their case: *On May 22, seven brave women - six of them grandmothers and all victims of the foreclosure crisis - conducted a peaceful sit-in at the entrance to the office of the Covington & Burling law firm, one of the major representatives of Wall Street with a “revolving door” with the government officials who are supposed to hold Wall Street accountable. Foreclosure Fraud Survivors DISCLAIMER
I am not an attorney and I am not engaged in rendering legal advice. It’s my opinion and advice, not counsel. I am not responsible as an “expert” and for what you do with my advice and knowledge.
Saturday, June 15th at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm ESTOn May 22, seven brave women - six of them grandmothers and all victims of the foreclosure crisis - conducted a peaceful sit-in at the entrance to the office of the Covington & Burling law firm, one of the major representatives of Wall Street banks in Washington, DC.The Covington law firm represents mega-banks like JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America and maintains a “revolving door” with the government officials who are supposed to hold Wall Street accountable.THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PETITION IN YOUR LIFE - PLEASE SIGN IT:http://start2.occupyourhomes.org/petitions/drop-the-charges-against-the-covington-7-prosecute-wall-street-not-homeownersForeclosure Fraud Survivors DISCLAIMER I am not an attorney and I am not engaged in rendering legal advice. It’s my opinion and advice, not counsel. I’m just one of many homeowners in my quest for the exit from this mortgage mess we found ourselves in. Everything I say is based on my own experience or on the experience of people who shared their stories with me. I am not responsible as an “expert” and for what you do with my advice and knowledge.
Sunday, February 2nd at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST
Grace Ross (MA) - Coordinator at Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending will discuss a bill that has been unanimously approved by the Massachusetts Senate (Bill S.1987) - a bill that would restore the titles of foreclosed properties to homeowners. Grace said the following about this bill:"This does NOT fix titles for those foreclosed. It wipes out the "former" owner's claims if you don't file your suit & a copy in the Registry in 1 to 3 years so the next owner keeps the home no matter what you can prove later"
We will also discuss some break through information on wider foreclosure issues.
***An invitation to Senator Michael O. Moore, a sponsor of this bill, to appear on this program, has also been extended.
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Robert Tuna Townsend (NV) - a homeowner and a foreclosure fraud activist - we'll continue our discussion from last Sunday how losing in district court can be a very good thing. Also, we will talk about the mortgage moratorium or strike option.
Fraud and deception have become business as usual. Witness some of the following:
College athletes were taking faking fake courses to maintain passing grades. This was ongoing for years with the apparet blessing or incredible ignorance of faculty and administrators.
Three states now have vote by mail. What could possibly go wrong with that? How much will a blank ballot sell for on the black market? Maybe they can be traded for drugs.
Can those voting macines be trusted? In early voting, a machine was discovered to be changing votes--in favor of the Democrats, of course.
Illegal immigrants are on the voter rolls. Bogus birth dates are allowed in New York City, with 850 voters listed as 164 years old. Does this prove life after death?
Ebola is spreading. Is the CDC lying, or is it simply incompetent? Apparent ebola patients are beinng "disappeared."
Hazmat gear is being removed from some hospitals. You don't want to create a panic. Right? Workers are expendible.
The US is simultaniously arming and fighting islamic militants.
Meanwhile on the police front:
Police spray 600 bullets into a car containing bank robbery hostage Misty Holt Singh. It's like sharks in a feeding frenzy. It's also murder.
Some cities in the Hampton Roads area have put together an NSA-style database of phone data from seized phones. If the wrong people have you listed in their contacts, maybe you could be a suspect.
Kudos to the Secret Service for getting one right. They let loose the dogs and promptly stopped another fence jumper. This begs the question: is a simple iron fence adequate?
Preliminary evidence indicates that the Ferguson MO police actually did shoot Michael Brown in self-defense. It is unlikely that facts will get in the way of what's to come. Get ready for more riots.
Saturday, June 29th at 1:00pm EST:
1:00 pm EST: Mary McCulley (MT) – Here is only the beginning of Mary’s story: “My loan is the poster child for a predatory bait & switch scenario handled at American Land Title Company in Bozeman, Montana. US Bank sent me a 30 year TILA and Good Faith Estimate for a residential loan. They switched the loan to an 18 month high interest commercial construction loan at closing." Mary has been arrested by the FBI for supposedly mail tampering. Guess who accused her? The people who allegedly forged her loan documents. The judge turned down her request to postpone her indictment until the end of July and instead moved it up to July 8th.
2:00 pm EST: Attorney Vanessa Fluker (MI) - will discuss current foreclosures and judicial system in Michigan. Attorney Fluker is currently assisting the Awad family post the entry of an eviction order by attempting to negotiate with Fannie Mae on their behalf. The Awad family faces an unjust eviction by Fannie Mae after Monday, July 1, 2013.
Foreclosure Fraud Survivors DISCLAIMER I am not an attorney and I am not engaged in rendering legal advice. It’s my opinion and advice, not counsel. I’m just one of many homeowners in my quest for the exit from this mortgage mess we found ourselves in. Everything I say is based on my own experience or on the experience of people who shared their stories with me. I am not responsible as an “expert” and for what you do with my advice and knowledge.
In recognition of International Fraud Awareness Week, Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Kenneth Hitt, Senior Vice President of Consumer Banking at Enterprise Bank. Kenny will provide tips that help business owners spot fraud and stop it before it happens, including:
How businesses are affected by fraud
The key characteristics of fraudsters
The top 5 fraud tips for business owners
Where businesses are most vulnerable
Common types of fraud
How to combat fraud
How to train employees to recognize and prevent fraud
How to partner with your bank for fraud protection
To listen to additional podcasts in the Smart Companies Thinking Bigger® lineup, please visit the archives.
nsurance fraud is big business in the U.S. How big? About $80 billion dollars a year—that's an average of $950 for each American family—according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud whose members represent insurance companies, consumer groups, and government agencies.
The most obvious cost to consumers appears as higher premiums, because insurers pass on the cost of insurance fraud to policy holders. But consumers pay for insurance fraud in other ways, too. The cost of consumer goods and services rises when manufacturers, service providers, and merchants pass through their increased insurance costs. Fraudulent insurance investment schemes rob Americans, particularly the elderly, of hard earned savings. Staged auto accidents and arson not only destroy property but endanger lives.
What is insurance fraud?