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10/30/13

Government Accountability Office Releases Report on Response to Foreclosure Rescue Fraud

Today the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a financial crime report on the national response to foreclosure rescue fraud. This latest GAO report emphasizes that even in 2013, many years after the outbreak of the foreclosure crisis, instances of foreclosure rescue fraud remain on the rise.  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law appreciates the opportunity it was given to respond to the GAO’s inquiries on this critical issue. The Lawyers’ Committee commends the findings in this report, in particular with respect to the impact these scams are having on disproportionate numbers of African-American and senior homeowners, and the despicable role some attorneys are playing in foreclosure rescue schemes.  Please click here to read the report.