Posts Tagged ‘bank fraud’


Who’s Really Paying For Bank Settlements?

Since 2010 the nation’s biggest banks have paid out billions in settlements over fraud, misrepresentation and downright illegal banking practices. But lawsuit after lawsuit continues to catch the megabanks red handed, with no apparent damage done by those multimillion-dollar payouts. Where do the big banks get their money? From the very government that’s prosecuting them. […]

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Do You Have a Dirty Digital Footprint?

A 2013 circuit court ruling declared that for legal purposes, you are your social media profile. As the lines between our digital lives and the “real world” keep on blurring, the footprints we leave in cyberspace can – and usually will – be used against us in situations ranging fro job applications to mortgage loans […]

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Life After Lawsuits: Megabanks Try to Regroup

After racking up over $40 billion in legal fees fighting government sponsored lawsuits over the past few years, Bank of America wants you to know it’s changed its ways. Faced with allegations of mistreating both its customers and employees after th death of an overworked intern at one of its London branches, the bank – […]

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Do Bank Fraud Settlements Help Customers?

Another day, another bank fraud settlement. This time it’s Bank of America again, as the US Justice Department seeks damages to the tune of nearly $864 million in an October 23, 2013 verdict involving the “Hustle” – a loan trick practiced by its subsidiary Counrywide. Banks are paying up big in these cases – but […]

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No End in Sight For Bank Settlements?

As the latest in the long line of bank fraud investigations comes to a close, JP Morgan Chase has reached a tentative settlement deal with the US Justice Department to the tune of $13 billion. Investigators aren’t finished, though; criminal charges could still be coming against the banking giant – one of several leading institutions […]

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Bank Fraud Court Rules: You Are Your Profile

In social media’s infancy, an online profile was just a way of staking out a little piece of cyberspace in order to connect with other people – an address in cyberspace. But as social networking expands is reach, the line between a person’s virtual self and “real world” identity grows increasingly blurred – as demonstrated […]

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Major Lenders Face New Complaints

Like the endlessly looping rerun of a really bad television show, the nation’s top five banks behaving badly are still stalling and misleading customers, even after a string of lawsuits, settlements and accusations of mismanagement. According to a new report in The Washington Post, new complaints charge the main players in the “robosigning” foreclosure abuse […]

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More Apologies from the Fed to Mortgage Settlement Victims

Rust Consulting isn’t exactly a household name – but for many victims of the robosigning scandal of 2009-2010, it may become a dirty word. Yet another apology issued by the Federal Reserve for Ruts’ handling – or mishandling – of settlement checks issued this year highlights the private firm’s “errors” involving bounced checks, short checks […]

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More Legal Woes for Bank of America?

Will the Bank of America never learn? After a multibillion dollar settlement in the robosigning bank fraud scandal and ongoing court battles related to charges of skewing numbers reported to LIBOR, the bank so many love to hate is in trouble again, facing accusations of bad faith that could jeopardize yet another settlement in yet […]

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