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CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Be cautious of mortgage scams

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in the Fall 2013 issue of FDIC Consumer News cautions consumers to be wary of mortgage scams (“Protect Yourself from Mortgage Scams,” www.fdic.gov).

January 17, 2014 11:13 am

AG files lawsuit alleging mortgage rescue scam

CROWN POINT | A complaint filed Thursday by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller alleges a Lake County homeowner lost thousands to a New Jersey-based foreclosure consultant.

December 12, 2013 3:02 pm
Family rescued from foreclosure, mortgage predators

Family rescued from foreclosure, mortgage predators

Foreclosure is about to descend on hundreds of Indiana residents between now and the onset of winter.

September 01, 2013 8:38 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Flood tragedies nobody talks about

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Flood tragedies nobody talks about

Everybody in south suburban Cook County is aware that on April 18, the area was drenched with rain from the storm that knocked out power in many households, caused huge traffic delays and flooded basements.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County WWII vets tell their stories for documentary

Porter County WWII vets tell their stories for documentary

VALPARAISO | When volunteers at the Porter County Museum of History began remodeling a military exhibit, they stumbled across an idea to record oral histories from World War II veterans.

November 10, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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AG Zoeller files lawsuits against local businesses

HOBART | It was just a "day in the life" for the Indiana Attorney General's Office as it completed its move from Merrillville to Hobart's Police, Court and Community Complex.

June 04, 2012 12:45 pm
Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

Indiana fraud victims get compensation from new fund

MERRILLVILLE | More than 70 Indiana residents — including some from the region — who were victims of foreclosure-rescue fraud will receive payments totaling $60,000 from the state's Consumer Protection Assistance Fund, a state official said Monday.

December 12, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Two region homeowners get back some money lost in mortgage fraud

INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana homeowners victimized in foreclosure-rescue scams are among 74 Hoosiers who will share in a $60,000 payment from the state's new Consumer Protection Assistance Fund.

December 08, 2011 12:30 pm

Porter County crimeBriefs

5 horses removed from farm after animal cruelty complaint

December 07, 2011 1:29 pm

AG sues to stop 'rescue' firms from targeting locals

CROWN POINT | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller alleges two out-of-state firms targeting Hoosiers with mortgage foreclosure or credit problems are operating illegally in Indiana.

October 04, 2011 12:30 pm
Professionals Provide Alternatives to Foreclosure

Professionals Provide Alternatives to Foreclosure

A recently conducted study of distressed homeowners who were foreclosed upon found that only 5 percent knew of their options and only 3 percent took advantage of them.

June 04, 2011 12:00 am

State suspends Chesterton real estate agent's license

The Indiana Real Estate Commission has issued an emergency suspension of Chesterton real estate broker Don Johnson's license after finding he represents a "clear and immediate danger" to the public.

March 16, 2011 3:20 pm

Indiana Attorney General Zoeller wants Chesteron real estate agent disciplined

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants the Indiana Real Estate Commission to again discipline a licensed Chesterton real estate broker, after the commission previously placed his license on probation.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Forensic mortgage loan audit scams

According to the Federal Trade Commission in a recent Consumer Alert ("Forensic Mortgage Loan Audit Scams: A New Twist on Foreclosure Rescue Fraud"), foreclosure "rescue" businesses may use half-truths and outright lies to sell services promising mortgage relief.

May 29, 2010 12:00 am

Viva news briefs

Bowl-a-thon set for May 29

May 12, 2010 12:00 am

Madigan has tips on protecting seniors

CHICAGO | There are resources available to help Illinois senior citizens avoid getting ripped off during these tough economic times.

March 10, 2010 10:00 am

Foreclosure rescue scam artists still at work in Chicago

The most despicable crime, advocates say, is the one that preys on the vulnerable.

October 15, 2009 12:00 am

Consumer Affairs column: Tips for dealing with foreclosure scammers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation indicated recently that mortgage rescue scams continue to be a big problem for homeowners who cannot pay their mortgages and are in need of help (FDIC Spring 2009 Consumer News, available at http://www.fdic.gov).

June 13, 2009 12:00 am

Your Porter County Calendar

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May 17, 2009 12:00 am

Your Porter County calendar

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May 15, 2009 12:00 am

Briefs

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May 14, 2009 12:00 am

Your Porter County Calendar

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May 13, 2009 12:00 am

Presentations planned at Friendship Center

VALPARAISO | Porter County Aging & Community Services will host a presentation on Teen Culture 101 at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at the Friendship Center, 1005 Campbell St.

May 07, 2009 12:00 am

Mortgage fraud reports up 26 percent

WASHINGTON | The mortgage industry, applying far more scrutiny after a tidal wave of defaults, reported a record number of mortgage fraud incidents last year, with Rhode Island making its first appearance as the nation's top fraud hot spot.

March 17, 2009 12:00 am

Illinois in record wave of mortgage fraud

WASHINGTON | The mortgage industry, applying far more scrutiny after a tidal wave of defaults, reported a record number of mortgage fraud incidents last year, with Illinois ranking third in the country.

March 17, 2009 12:00 am
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