American Residential Law Group (ARLG), a Florida-based foreclosure rescue company that charges consumers $1,395 to $3,350 to negotiate loan modifications with the consumers’ lenders is the subject of a civil lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, ARLG failed to deliver promised services and failed to provide refunds.
The lawsuit charges ARLG with violations of the Consumer Sales Practices Act and Debt Adjuster’s Act. In the lawsuit, the Attorney General seeks consumer restitution, injunctive relief, and civil penalties.
Ohio Attorney General DeWine filed the lawsuit.
Since January, Attorney General DeWine’s office has filed three civil lawsuits against foreclosure rescue operations, including ARLG, and has issued 12 cease and desist notices to foreclosure rescue operations. The cease and desist notices demand that the operations cease any violations of Ohio consumer law.
“The Ohio Attorney General’s Office will not tolerate the actions of these companies that prey on people who are often desperate, when trying to save their homes,” said Attorney General DeWine. “Ohioans need to be very wary, particularly of out-of-state companies that make claims that sound too good to be true.”