There are troubling reports that an increasing number of consumers are falling prey to a new type of bankruptcy scheme. Victims of this scam, many of them underprivileged minorities, find out one day that a third party has filed for bankruptcy on their behalf, illicitly and secretly, while listing in the paperwork various assets and properties that actually belong to someone else.
The facilitators of this scheme are unqualified pseudo-lawyers who prey on those with serious financial problems. Scams like this tend to snare people who feel they cannot or should not seek out the services of a real attorney—a belief that makes them vulnerable to the snake oil sold by hucksters who seem to present an acceptable alternative. But instead of gaining financial relief, these poor souls end up sorting through the tangle of an unauthorized bankruptcy set in motion with fake signatures and other deceitful tactics.
Beware of suspicious individuals promising cheap legal aid. If you need foreclosure or bankruptcy help, it is essential to acquire sound legal representation. Any real attorney will have diplomas, licenses, and affiliations that can be verified. Long Island bankruptcy lawyer Ronald D. Weiss is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and the Suffolk County Bar Association. If money is an issue, we can work with you: We provide free consultations and reasonable fees.
Law Office of Ronald D. Weiss, P.C. | Long Island Bankruptcy Attorney
734 Walt Whitman Rd #203 ,
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 271-3737