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Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

Attorney General Abbott Takes Aim at Two Fraudulent Mortgage Firms

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged two Lubbock, Texas-based mortgage companies and their owners with orchestrating a complex scheme to defraud Texas property owners. The state’s enforcement action names Enhance Mortgage Corporation and Templeton Mortgage Company Inc. as defendants and charges both with violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.Click to continue

Texas AG takes action against Dallas-area mortgage rescue operation

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Dallas County 134th District Judge James M. Stanton granted an agreed temporary injunction barring Markus and Tyrone Bailey from deceptively operating the unlicensed businesses, Behind on Mortgage and Behind on Mortgages USA at 6060 N. Central Expressway in Dallas. The agreement requires the defendants to either reimburse all customers from whom it collected unlawful fees, or place these monies in a trust pending final judgment. The defendants have been subject to a Nov. 2 temporary restraining order halting their deceptive practices that harmed struggling homeowners.Click to continue