In Nov. 2008 my husband and I were struggling financially. We talked to our mortgage companies asking for help. They would not help us. We started looking at different options.
We received a call from Norman Tomasello at Hope Now Modifications/Gateway Funding her told us he could help us modify our current mortgages. He needed us to fill out the necessary documents and send him $1400.00 for a good faith payment. We filled out the paperwork and sent the money.
For months we were told from Hope Now Modification/Gateway Funding that they were making great progress with our mortgage companies. They told us not to pay anything that our mortgage companies would put the money we owed on the back of the loan. Now when we call Hope Now all voicemails are full.
I contacted Gateway Funding in Pennsylvania who told me the New Jersey branch had been shut down. I left a v/m for Bruno at Gateway Funding demanding my money back. He called back and talked to my husband and told my husband that Hope Now Modification had been using there name and they were not affiliated with them. Strange, because when I had previously talked to the front desk at Gateway Funding the gal had told me Norm Tomasello, and Derrik Schaffer(who also worked for Hope Now) no longer worked for the company and the New Jersey branch had closed down.
Our mortgages have now started the forclosure preceedings, however they are now willing to help us.
I don't know what's going on with all this. I know our money is probably gone, but the most concern for me is that business has all our personal information.
To all the people who read this don't do what we did. I have contacted the Attorney general's office in our state and in New Jersey. Hopefully this company, whoever they are will be stopped from ripping off other people.