CLEVELAND, OH- It’s happened again.  Another group accused of taking advantage of homeowners who went to them for help saving their homes.

According to reports by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and WEWS-TV 5 the Ohio Attorney General’s office has sued a Cleveland-area foreclosure rescue company.  The reports claim that The Modification Group LLC charged homeowners nearly $2000, claimed they would help clients get loan modifications and repair their credit, but never made good on the promises.

 “We’ve seen this before.  Desperate people afraid of losing their home pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to someone who claims to work miracles,” said Mark Seifert, Executive Director of Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People.  “But it ends up being false hope.  They don’t get the help they need.  The homeowner ends up further behind on their mortgage plus they’re out of thousands of dollars and valuable time that could have been spent saving their home.”

The truth of the matter is you should never pay anyone for help saving your home from foreclosure.  There are plenty of HUD-certified, non-profit foreclosure prevention agencies that will help homeowners FREE OF CHARGE.

ESOP has helped save more than 16,000 homes from foreclosure since 2005.  We have been recognized by local, state and national groups for our successful foreclosure prevention services.

If you or someone you know needs help call ESOP at 216-361-0718 or toll-free at 877-731-3767 for more information or to schedule a FREE an appointment.  

ESOP is a HUD-certified foreclosure prevention counseling agency and a leader in Ohio. We have 9 offices across the state and a nearly 75 percent success rate. We have been on the frontlines of the predatory lending and foreclosure epidemic since 1999.  In 2010 ESOP helped save more than 3,200 homes from foreclosure; more than 16,500 since 2005.