Apparently what’s happening is that private process servicer companies may not be serving people with summons, and are simply counterfeiting the documents so they can keep the fees without doing the work. That means that you could theoretically be foreclosed on without ever knowing there was even a foreclosure case against you.
This judge got wise to it.
Below are two more stories about the problem. The first is from the Florida Bar News, and the second is from prominent financial blogger Mike Konczal on the rampant violations of property rights.
Key quote: “If we had everyone defending their foreclosure, we’d never get through this.”
Simply astonishing . . .
Man without Mortgage Loses Home in Foreclosure (September 23rd, 2010)
Stopping Counter-Productive Mortgage Mods and Foreclosure Abatements (January 5th, 2010)
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Loses Legal Shield (September 23rd, 2009)