- Report: #959946
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: C. William Berger, Esq.
C. William Berger, Esq.4755 Technology Way Ste 102 Boca Raton, Florida United States of America
C. William Berger, Esq. mortgage modification promised & nothing done; took more money than agreed Boca Raton, Florida
*Author of original report: Berger disbarred, file with Bar Assn. Restitution Fund
*Consumer Comment: I was ripped off too
*General Comment: C. William Berger
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Berger law firm told my client to stop talking to his lender and to stop making mortgage payments. The lender said they never received anything from Berger.
In violation of the Federal Trade Commission MARS Rule, the law firm required $2500 up front before starting any work. Once they had my client's bank account number (which they required for payment) Berger law firm continued taking money out of the account until my client stopped it. The total stolen from my client is $4750.00.
The law firm committed several ethical and legal breaches. Making a mailing look like it is from the government, requiring any money at all before actually getting a mortgage modification, telling my client to stop making mortgage payments and to stop talking with the lender . . .
On behalf of my client I have filed complaints with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (where my client lives), the Florida Bar Association, the Florida Attorney General, the Better Business Bureau and the federal Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network.
It seems that one of the people at Berger law firm contacted my client to give him "some" of his money back or reply to the Wisconsin complaint. My client has called and I have called Berger with no response.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/25/2012 10:50 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/C-William-Berger-Esq/Boca-Raton-Florida-33431/C-William-Berger-Esq-mortgage-modification-promised-nothing-done-took-more-money-th-959946. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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