• Report: #622899

Complaint Review: Home Mortgage Protection Services, Christopher Tuft

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  • Submitted: Tue, July 13, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, July 01, 2011

  • Reported By:Los Angeles California United States of America
Home Mortgage Protection Services, Christopher Tuft
2913 El Camino Real Suite 567 Tustin, California United States of America

Home Mortgage Protection Services, Christopher Tuft Home Mortgage & Bankruptcy Services loan modification scam, foreclosure prevention scam, loan mod scam, Tustin, California

*General Comment: Christopher Tuft Committed Suicide on 12/26/13

*Consumer Comment: formally settled

*Author of original report: This Issue Has Been Formally Settled By Both Parties

*Author of original report: This Issue Has Been Formally Settled By Both Parties

*Consumer Comment: If This Problem Is True...

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Our Response

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Our Response

*Author of original report: Our Goal Is Simple: No More Victims Pinocchio

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Customer Complaint

*Author of original report: Please go to www.ChrisTuft.com

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Clarification of False Claims and Accusations

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Beware of a home based business launched by Chris Tuft, Rich Weinberg, Robert Watkins, Patrick Williams, and Kristi Brungardt of Orange County, CA that go by several different alias's and scams homeowners out of $7,500 under the theme of "Saving Your Home From Foreclosure" via use of the court system.


This unregistered (home based business) is ran out of an apartment building in Costa Mesa, CA and touts to the general public a huge success rate of SUING the lender in order to keep your home and saving you from foreclosure with a FAKE impression that they have large offices in Southern California. Using 5 different names: Home Mortgage Protection Services, Home Mortgage Protection Services & Litigation Services, Home Mortgage & Bankruptcy Services, Robert Watkins Legal Services, and MTM Services are just a FEW of the alias's this scam is run under.


That last publically known address of their BIG TIME office space, when investigated, turns out to be nothing more than a MAIL BOX company where they rent a small box.


This company quotes the law when in fact there is NO attorney on record but they do offer a glorified paralegal that spins paper and prints a fairly empty, 3 page legal claim filled with several misspellings and marked IN PRO PER. HMPS/MTM Services then faxes you the few sheets of paper you get for $7,500.00, pats you on the back, and advises that you are off alone and file it yourself.


This company STRATEGICALLY does not take personal checks, ONLY Cashiers Checks so that you cannot trace them back. If you did trace back a check and looked at the back, you will find that the check you wrote is laundered thru a check cashing service as HMPS/MTM Services does not have normal business bank account in an effort to dodge the police dept and the law. To further float below the legal radar, they don't even have a DBA on file in any county in CA.


Caution, this group of thieves will also use different names (the most recent one is Mark Richards) so make sure you investigate any legal organization before you pay them money to save your home. It is illegal for any one, other than a licensed attorney, to charge money up-front to save your home from foreclosure in California.  


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/13/2010 08:20 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Home-Mortgage-Protection-Services-Christopher-Tuft/Tustin-California-92782/Home-Mortgage-Protection-Services-Christopher-Tuft-Home-Mortgage-Bankruptcy-Services-lo-622899. 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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#1 General Comment

Christopher Tuft Committed Suicide on 12/26/13

AUTHOR: PA Matteo - ()

CHRISTOPHER TUFT committed suicide in Orange County, CA on 12/26/13 at the On Target Shooting Range in Laguna Niguel. 

He brought a friend with him to rent the gun. Shot himself in the head at 10:16am in front of others while in the lane shooting. 

I know it doesn't bring justice for those who have lost so much because of this man but I wanted to give everyone the update as it has not been publically announced as of yet. 

Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
13-05127-MM Christopher TUFT Male DOB: 08/27/1983 Ladera ranch, California
12/26/2013 at 10:18 hours On Target Range, Laguna Niguel
Investigating Agency Orange County Sheriff # 13-249658
Injury Date 12/26/2013 at 10:17 hours
Injury Location 27692 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel
Injury Description The decedent was found dead with an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound at a shooting range.

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#2 Consumer Comment

formally settled

AUTHOR: Good Samaritan - (United States of America)

so heres some info i came across though chase  - 32226127 - 394-384447-9. thought it might help :)
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#3 Author of original report

This Issue Has Been Formally Settled By Both Parties

AUTHOR: Dupri - (USA)

 


The issues between Chris Tuft and the consumer have been resolved. Both parties are happy with the resolution and are satisfied with the outcome. The complaint placed on this report is now dropped as the individual named in this complaint (Chris Tuft) has made good on resolving the issue that was initially at hand. There is not outstanding issues left to be addressed and both parties are now closing out this matter. 

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#4 Author of original report

This Issue Has Been Formally Settled By Both Parties

AUTHOR: Dupri - (USA)

 


The issues between this company and the consumer have been resolved. Both parties are happy with the resolution and are satisfied with the outcome. The complaint placed on this report is now dropped as the individual named in this complaint (Chris Tuft) has made good on resolving the issue that was initially at hand. There is not outstanding issues left to be addressed and both parties are now closing out this matter. 

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#5 Consumer Comment

If This Problem Is True...

AUTHOR: Bman - (United States of America)

Please consider writing a report and posting it at this site:


http://www.ftc.gov/reports/index.htm





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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: Christopher Tuft - (United States of America)

 have never been and never will be a foreclosure consultant. The company I own and operate preparesdocuments. All of our contracts state very clearly what we do under our scope of duties. We can not save a home owner from foreclosure as that is not a service we provide. This client requested that our company prepare an ex parte motion which was never contracted for and is not a service we have ever provided. When told this, they became very upset with our company as we referred them back to their attorney they had hired to prepare that document as that is the standard process for an ex parte motion. I have responded to over 60 plus emails from this client over the past several months, so to state that there is no communication between the company and her is a completely false statement. I have spoken with this customer every time she has called or have returned any voice mails she has left on my personal cell phone within 72 hours each time. This client makes false and slanderous accusations towards myself and my company in her report and again I remind all clients who have any issues with documents prepared by the company to contact us directly instead of blogging on a message board, so that the items could be handled appropriately. On a separate note, no one can cause you to lose your home but yourself. You have a financial duty and responsibility to always make your payments to your lender in a timely manner and we always remind every client to pay their mortgage or they can risk their home going into foreclosure. We prepare documents for clients. We do not do foreclosure consulting or deal in that realm of work. For clients to blame a document preparation company of losing their home and try to suggest that we are a foreclosure company is beyond ridiculous and absurd. This company remains a perfect example of what a documentation preparation company should be. A company that prepares documents. That is it. We do not partake in any additional activity and can not be held liable for customers outlandish demands that are outside of the work we can conduct. I do hope this helps to clear up the misunderstandings of the complaints brought on by a deceitful broker who puppeteers a website in hopes of misleading clients to his own personal agenda. 
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#7 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: Christopher Tuft - (United States of America)

 have never been and never will be a foreclosure consultant. The company I own and operate preparesdocuments. All of our contracts state very clearly what we do under our scope of duties. We can not save a home owner from foreclosure as that is not a service we provide. This client requested that our company prepare an ex parte motion which was never contracted for and is not a service we have ever provided. When told this, they became very upset with our company as we referred them back to their attorney they had hired to prepare that document as that is the standard process for an ex parte motion. I have responded to over 60 plus emails from this client over the past several months, so to state that there is no communication between the company and her is a completely false statement. I have spoken with this customer every time she has called or have returned any voice mails she has left on my personal cell phone within 72 hours each time. This client makes false and slanderous accusations towards myself and my company in her report and again I remind all clients who have any issues with documents prepared by the company to contact us directly instead of blogging on a message board, so that the items could be handled appropriately. On a separate note, no one can cause you to lose your home but yourself. You have a financial duty and responsibility to always make your payments to your lender in a timely manner and we always remind every client to pay their mortgage or they can risk their home going into foreclosure. We prepare documents for clients. We do not do foreclosure consulting or deal in that realm of work. For clients to blame a document preparation company of losing their home and try to suggest that we are a foreclosure company is beyond ridiculous and absurd. This company remains a perfect example of what a documentation preparation company should be. A company that prepares documents. That is it. We do not partake in any additional activity and can not be held liable for customers outlandish demands that are outside of the work we can conduct. I do hope this helps to clear up the misunderstandings of the complaints brought on by a deceitful broker who puppeteers a website in hopes of misleading clients to his own personal agenda. 
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#8 Author of original report

Our Goal Is Simple: No More Victims Pinocchio

AUTHOR: Dupri - (USA)

A sincere thank you to all that have responded to this report as well as logging on to http://www.christuft.com/. Remember, it is the voice of YOU the people that can help save the families of tomorrow from the scam artists of today. The overwhelming amount of phone calls and NUMEROUS emails we receive just goes to show how many families Chris Tuft, Richard Weinberg, Robert Watkins and (a growing list of others that we have logged) have scammed MANY innocent members of the public. Also another sincere thank you to the individual that posted another RIP Off report on this website and filed against Chris Tuft and his criminal band of misfits. To the author of RIP OFF Report #637678, I thank you for having the guts and the courage to speak up and voice the truth. May it save many more families from this certified scam company. 

In no way is the following paragraph meant to give away or offer up our means of obtaining pertinent information and further investigating this matter, but it must be noted that a NEW trend has developed as a result of http://www.christuft.com/ and thanks to this website, Rip Off Report:

A growing trend over the past few weeks has been a serge of phone calls into our office from people that have been scammed by "BPS" Bankruptcy Protection Services. This is the same scam company run by the same con artists. They run MTM Services, HMPS (Home Mortgage Protection Services), BPS and others. Many names, Many aliases - all running from the law. We have received reports from families that have paid anywhere from $1,100 up to $2,000 for Bankruptcy Document Preperation filled with pure garbage and paperwork drawn up by Robert Watkins and other members of this tribe that are worthless. Erroneous and frivolous legal paperwork being drawn up by a few criminal clowns hiding under a skirt in Orange County, CA. BEWARE: In many states INCLUDING but not limited to California, NEVADA, and OHIO: It is ILLEGAL to charge a member of the public an amount over $250.00 to assist in the preparation of bankruptcy documents unless you are an attorney.

Chris Tuft IS NOT an ATTORNEY and NEITHER IS Robert Watkins or anyone else associated with this back alley operation. Tuft is not even a licensed Bankruptcy Petition Preparer. Although this group does in fact give LEGAL ADVICE, draws legal documents, and advises on how legal proceedings will play out in court and how a Judge/Court System will respond (that's okay, we have it all in writing) without being a member of the Bar - AGAIN, they are acting ILLEGALLY by offering the general public documented legal opinions and legal advice. 

If you have paid any of the above entities an amount OVER $250.00 for bankruptcy document prep, WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY. Log on to http://www.christuft.com/ and call 661-578-5210. Lost your home? We want to know. Any dealings with Pinocchio himself Chris Tuft, Robert Watkins, Richard Weinberg (the master puppeteer as WE documented in writing on 5/18/2010), MTM Services, and all the other names and underground companies they run while lurking in the dark, we want to know. 661-578-5210.    

 

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#9 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Customer Complaint

AUTHOR: Christopher Tuft - (United States of America)

Again I would like to take the time to state that if any client has a question or complaint please contact our company directly so your complaint can be handled appropriately. Directing clients to a website that is slanderous and consist of online libel is not an appropriate method of working towards a solution. Our company urges any client who has difficulty with any paperwork prepared by our company to contact us directly so the matter can be resolved. Both companies listed in the author's complaint are document preparation companies that prepare specific documents that clients request to be drawn up. As our contract states, no additional services are to be performed. The author of this article has demanded that additional services be rendered outside of the contract that a client would sign. If a client wishes to have additional services rendered a separate agreement would have to be drawn up for those matters. As a reminder this same author has also sent several clients to our company who have been more than happy with the services provided and have asked how they can refer more clients to our business. Clients have written testimonials of the outstanding service this company performs and have referred multiple new clients to our business. If any client wishes to come forward with a complaint please feel free to contact the company directly rather than participating in a website that will be closed down and shut off for engaging in slander and libel. Thank you.
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#10 Author of original report

Please go to www.ChrisTuft.com

AUTHOR: Dupri - (USA)

Attention: ANY and ALL homeowners that were scammed by Home Mortgage Protection Services, Home Mortgage & Bankruptcy Services, Home Mortgage Protection Services & Litigation Services, MTM Services, Robert Watkins, Kristi Brungardt, Chris Tuft, Rich Weinberg, and/or the 500 other names and aliases used (such as Mark Richards and Gabriel Allan), please go to: www.Christuft.com and call the phone number posted on this site. Phone calls, inquires, and many stories of innocent families harmed by these vultures are coming in from many sources and are being documented for legal recourse. Document your story today. If you were scammed out of your money, add your name to the growing list of families that have lost their home and their hard earned money to these criminals. Go to www.ChrisTuft.com. The truth will prevail in court. Don't let the loss of your home plus the loss of your cash get you down. Stand up for what is right and add your name to the GROWING list to get your MONEY BACK! Call 661-578-5210 today. Help save another family from being their next victim. 
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#11 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Clarification of False Claims and Accusations

AUTHOR: Christopher Tuft - (United States of America)

This report is in no way accurate or truthful. The report contains information about a company that does none of these items claimed by a former broker who has not been honest with the general public. 

The company in question Home Mortgage & Bankruptcy Services is merely a document preparation company that is an LLC filed with the State of California. The company in question has no contracts that have anything to do with foreclosure protection or saving peoples homes from foreclosure. The company is affiliated with MTM Services which offers document preparation, but again does not prepare documents as a foreclosure specialist or to save homes from foreclosure. None of the other companies mentioned in this article are related to our companies (except for Robert Watkins Legal Services, which is the company name of our paralegal service which prepares documents for clients). All of our clients are under contract that states extremely clearly that all documents are prepared in pro per and that no attorney is involved with their documents or preparation. This is not a national company nor does it make a false claim to be one, but rather a local office that prepares documents for clients needing assistance in various matters. Some of our clients are not home owners nor have they ever owned a home as again we prepare documents for all types of scenarios. One of our most recent clients was a beautician who had a faulty equipment scenario and needed documents drawn up to bring forward to the company who created the equipment. This was not a home owner nor did their case have anything to do with a home. We do not file on behalf of clients nor do we give legal advice to clients as we are not lawyers nor do we have lawyers working within the company. The company is not ran out of a home based setting but rather out of a local office in orange county. The mailing address for the office is a PO Box and always has been, as many legit organizations utilize PO Boxes for mailing purposes. Our business does bank with a national bank and we have never dodged the police department or law as the company has never been approached by law enforcement or any law enforcing agency. This company has always and always will abide by both state and federal laws that govern it. The employees of this company as well as the owner have never used another name other than their own while working at this company. The company also has several testimonials from clients that they have helped prepare documents for including clients who have been sent from the author of this article. The author also knows that this company has a bank account and does all business through normal business practices as they have been paid directly for brokering with our company by check from our bank. Again, Home Mortgage & Bankruptcy Services would also like to reiterate that all clients should make sure they investigate any legal organization before you pay them money to save your home. It is illegal for any one to charge up front fees for foreclosure services or to save your home. We also recommend that you visit your local district attorneys website or your attorney generals website to report any sort of illegal business practices by any business who tries to break these laws. Home Mortgage & Bankruptcy Services thanks Ripoffreport.com for always giving the business a chance to respond appropriately to the reports that are placed on their site. We also again urge any client that has any questions about our services to contact us directly for more detail at ctuft@consumerresourceonline.com
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