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Order issued against mortgage modifier

A California-based company has been ordered to stop soliciting homeowners seeking modifications to the terms of their mortgages.

The Idaho Department of Finance wants the Relief Law Center, also doing business as USA Loan Auditors, to stop what Director Gavin Gee called "among the most outrageous" attempts to get homeowner money by suggesting their mortgages might be involved in a predatory lending investigation.

Those who call the company are asked for $1,200 in upfront fees.

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Bert Caldwell
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