Homeowners get OK to fight foreclosure scams, American Hope Group and the Donado Law Firm worked hard to sign up Queens homeowner Ana Lopez for their foreclosure rescue services.
Lopez says that after an illness caused her to fall behind on loan payments, she began receiving solicitations from American Hope — a company affiliated with Donado — saying it knew she was having problems and could help.
At first she declined the sales pitches. But in April 2011, increasingly fearful of losing her home, Lopez met with an employee of American Hope. She says she then began making monthly payments to the company, believing in promises of a loan modification and dramatically reduced payments.
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