Loan Modification Scam
Posted: December 02, 2014
A Washington consumer reported an entity may be operating a loan modification scam under the name of American Restructuring. The consumer reported that he believed that he retained this entity to obtain a loan modification from the owner of his mortgage loan and authorized the lender to have all communications go directly through this entity American Restructuring. The consumer indicated that he received what appeared to be an approval letter for a trial loan modification from the entity American Restructuring which required six trial payments all of which were to be deposited directly into a bank account for American Restructuring.
After the consumer made his sixth and final payment, the entity American Restructuring discontinued communication with the consumer and shortly thereafter the consumer received notice of a forced sale from the lender for nonpayment of the mortgage. Subsequently, the consumer discovered none of his payments were ever paid to the lender and all correspondence from the lender went to American Restructuring, based on the consumer’s third party authorization.
The contact information for this entity provided by the consumer is:
5348 Vegas Drive STE C
Las Vegas, NV 89108
Phone: (702) 490-9410
American Restructuring is not licensed to do conduct business in Washington State. The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) strongly recommends that consumers deal only with those entities that are properly licensed to conduct business.
DFI strongly recommends that consumers deal only with those lenders that are properly licensed to conduct business. Consumers can determine whether lenders are properly licensed using the “Verify a License” feature on the DFI’s website at www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/findcompany.htm.
If you are suspicious of unlicensed activity by a payday lender please contact the DFI at 1-877-RING-DFI (746-4334), or online at www.dfi.wa.gov.
If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357), or online at http://www.ftc.gov or contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855) 411-CFPB (2372), or online at www.consumerfinance.gov.
If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam involving the Internet please contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center online at www.ic3.gov