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Florida Attorney General Sues Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Services Company

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On August 21, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum sued a mortgage foreclosure rescue services company, JPB Consulting, Inc. (of Kissimmee, FL), and its president for allegedly charging illegal up-front fees for foreclosure relief services that the company allegedly did not actually provide. The lawsuit seeks (i) the dissolution of the company, (ii) a permanent injunction against the defendants from charging illegal up-front fees and failing to provide advertised services, and (iii) civil penalties of $15,000 per violation, full victim restitution, and reimbursement for the cost of the investigation and litigation.