Alleged Mortgage Scams Target Seniors

The attorney general for the state of Texas has recently filed suit against Enhanced Mortgage Corporation and Templeton Mortgage Company.  The lawsuit claims the companies fraudulently targeted senior citizens and other individuals not experienced in real estate transactions.  The firms were accused of telling senior citizens who owned property that they would receive up-front cash for their land.  Unfortunately for the seniors, they were not paid the amount of money promised and the payments were not made on the time schedule as agreed.The Texas attorney general is requesting damages in the amount of $20,000.00 for each and every violation of the “Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act”.  The Texas attorney general has stated that it is one of many mortgage scams in the United States.

The mortgage companies chose to use owner-financed mortgages in their scams.  These are mortgages that the buyer obtains directly from the former owner instead of going to a financial institution mortgage company or bank.

There are more than 75 lawsuits currently pending against Enhanced Mortgage Corporation and Templeton Mortgage Company.  The Texas Attorney General has advised property owners who believe they have been fraudulently scammed out of assets to call the office of the attorney general toll free at 1-800-252-8011 to file a complaint.  Complaints can also be filed against these mortgage companies online.

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