Short Sales: Is this debt collector breaking federal law?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Action
IL – I've seen lots people use illegal debt collection techniques to collect on unpaid bills or credit cards. For example, there are Federal Laws that regulate what a debt collector can do or say. They aren't allowed to threaten to sue you, but then not follow thru and actually file suit. To get around this rule, they will use language that sounds legal, but isn't. Discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale to avoid foreclosure by clicking here. In one situation, a debt collector in Buffalo, New York named their firm Hoffman, Weinberg & O'Brien to make it sound like they were a law firm. They would then leave a message every couple of days on a person's phone. They would say they were with the office of Hoffman, Weinberg & O'Brien and then say they may resort to future legal action. In addition, they would reference case number 8306042. If you didn't know any better, you would think the case number was for your actual lawsuit. Scary, right? Most people don’t know it, but that is a violation of a Federal Law called The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This is just one example of illegal debt collection activity that happens all the time. The reason the debt collectors are able to get away with it is because most people don’t know the law. If you want a list of 12 common violations and instructions on how to stop the calls, then click here and scroll down to the Right. Click on How To Stop Harassing Debt Collector Calls. Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at dtoomey@remax.net. I will contact you for a free consultation. When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (847) 338-0180 Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here. Thinking about a loan modification? Our loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy. Thanks for reading this, Dennis Toomey. Dennis is a Real Estate Broker at RE/MAX Action. Short Sales Realtor: Phone: (847) 338-0180. dtoomey@remax.net. For Real Estate that's hassle free, just pick up the phone and leave it TOoMEy! View My homes for sale at www.HouseByZip.com. Dennis Toomey specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Elgin Illinois. Elgin Loan Modification Help, Elgin Short Sales. Elgin Short Sale Realtor IL Short Sales. Realtor. Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Important Notice Dennis Toomey, RE/MAX Action, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why? Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit. However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification. If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision. This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing. You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale. The views expressed here are Toomey's personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Action. This information on Short Sales: Is this debt collector breaking federal law? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.
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