Jeffrey A Smith Law Group - Buyer BEWARE; Loan Modification group

Lake Oswego, Oregon 15 comments
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This group solicits homeowners for money, Jeffrey A Smith does not answer calls, and Rusty Akins

is the one who deals with clients:

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2009/jun/09/prominent-lawyer-russell-rusty-akins-arrested/

We never heard anything from anyone, except when they wanted money. The promises they made sounded good, but caveat emptor, "buyer beware".

Once they get your money, the shock begins. We finally had some young girl send back a HAMP form we sent them, stating we needed to fill it out and she would "submit it".

$2500 to submit a form? What would anyone need them for? BTW, this one thing took FIVE MONTHS!!

Rusty Akins then calls and threatens clients who don't want to pay for "no services". Rusty Akins was arrested for mortgage fraud, conspiracy and racketeering. Why doesn't Florida do something about groups like this? And, how can they threaten other people?

Review about: Loan Modifications.

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Anonymous
Palm City, Florida, United States #579222

I am taking the time to comment on this horrible blog about Jeffrey A Smith Law Group because I feel it is very unfair that someone has made this firm to be so unprofessional.I made numerous attempts myself to modify my home of 40+ years and could never do it on my own.

It was horrible dealing with the bank, because the bank could care less if I lost my home. I almost gave up and when I met someone in Publix that worked for JAS law firm, they told me they could help me modify my home. I was hesitant but figured it was worth the try. I hated to come out of pocket with the money since it was a hard time then but we managed to put it togehter.

I paid a small fee to JAS Law group and they managed to help me save my home in less than 4 months. They saved me 4 times the amount of money it would have cost me in 1 year of mortgage payments than what it costed to hire them to do the work. They know what they are doing!!! They ask for a small fee up front and the final payments are not due until they have completed their task.

I am still living in my home thanks to them! And my mortgage payments are $800.00 less per month. They have saved me $9,600/year. I was not hastled by the bank anymore once they were involved...they handled everything.

My home modificaton was well worth it and hiring Jeffrey A. Smith Law Group was the best choice I could have ever made!

Thanks to JAS Law Group!

spideyjas
#568568

Hi Bill.We know this is you.

Just because we had to let you go does not give you the right to slander our name. We told you that we have a strict drug free workplace and you were let go right after your personal habits were discovered. It is not our fault that you chose to break the rules. Stop posting lies about us and go to rehab.

We will not pay you a dime. Stop trying to extort us.

FYI, to anyone else who is reading, a legitimate claim would have gone directly to our management and gotten a full refund if this was actually truth instead of an obvious work of fiction. All ROR claims about our company are fiction created from Bill and another ex employee we fired 2 years ago. We do not support *** heads.

They try and bully us by posting on this site and another 2 sites, but we will not pay extortionists. Notice the lack of contact information on their part? Real people leave real contact info. Just FYI.

Look us up at the state bar and you'll see our flawless record.Thank you.

Anonymous
to spideyjas #1010535

I don't no Bill but what I do know is.I that I paid JAS group $2500 got my loan reduced $11 dollars.

I didn't accept the loan modification and the next thing I know some woman from JAS calls me and says Mr. ______ your house is going to be auctioned off on July 3 and hangs up. I immediately tries calling JAS to no avail no one would answer my call. I had to come up with an enormous amount to stop from losing our home.

That's what I know about JAS.And no one said anything about reimbursement to me.

Anonymous
#568555

Hi Bill.We know this is you.

Just because we had to let you go does not give you the right to slander our name. We told you that we have a strict drug free workplace and you were let go right after your personal habits were discovered. It is not our fault that you chose to break the rules. Stop posting lies about us and go to rehab.

We will not pay you a dime. Stop trying to extort us.

FYI, to anyone else who is reading, a legitimate claim would have gone directly to our management and gotten a full refund if this was actually truth instead of an obvious work of fiction. All ROR claims about our company are fiction created from Bill and another ex employee we fired 2 years ago. We do not support *** heads.

They try and bully us by posting on this site and another 2 sites, but we will not pay extortionists. Notice the lack of contact information on their part? Real people leave real contact info. Just FYI.

Look us up at the state bar and you'll see our flawless record.Thank you.

Anonymous
to The Truth #634466

ok i am not bill i do not use recreational drugs

after dealing with jas i found what scam artists they are

and they are terrible about returning calls and e mails

i am the process of hiring a new attorney who is well accrediter should have went to them in the first place

they are gonna try a recoup the 2800 i had to put up front

before my house went in to forclosure now im haveing to fight someone to keep it do not do buisness with these people

i am a 50 year old man with tons of health issues one being cystic fibrosis another being diabetes not once have they asked me if health issues were the cause

i firm oppinion of them is rif off artists extrordinar

Anonymous
#490671

If you feel you have been ripped off or mistreated you can call your bank and have them reverse the debit card draft. They will then contact the vendor and remove the monies from his or her account. Just a file a fraud claim.

Anonymous
#472443

To Whom It May Concern:

I am Jeffrey A. Smith, the attorney / owner of the Jeffrey A. Smith Law Group, P.A.. I am ethically obligated not to discuss the confidences of my clients and certainly will not do so in this forum. Even if I could, most, if not all, of the ”complainants” hide behind the anonymity of the internet.

In this internet obsessed society it is far too easy to sit behind a desk and computer and attempt to damage the reputation of another, or even worse, to lie with impunity because there is no one to check the factual accuracy of what is being posted in cyberspace. For example, the owner of a “consumer advocacy” forum appears to have been linked to arrests for Racketeering and Mob related charges if you search in Google you will find this.

Certainly most prudent people have come to the conclusion that not everything on the internet can be trusted and it would be quite foolish to make our everyday decisions based on what we read on the internet.

Regarding my firm and the folks who work for me, it is true that we do not please all the people all the time. That is not possible. What we do is we give our best effort to provide legal services to our clients and attempt to assist them in whatever their legal situation may be. Our only guarantee is that we will do our best to provide quality, affordable legal services.

In closing, for those of you who will form an opinion of me or my firm based on what you...

Sincerely,

Jeffrey A. Smith, Esq.

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Anonymous
#472438

To Whom It May Concern:

I am Jeffrey A. Smith, the attorney / owner of the Jeffrey A. Smith Law Group, P.A.. I am ethically obligated not to discuss the confidences of my clients and certainly will not do so in this forum. Even if I could, most, if not all, of the ”complainants” hide behind the anonymity of the internet.

In this internet obsessed society it is far too easy to sit behind a desk and computer and attempt to damage the reputation of another, or even worse, to lie with impunity because there is no one to check the factual accuracy of what is being posted in cyberspace. For example, the owner of a “consumer advocacy” forum appears to have been linked to arrests for Racketeering and Mob related charges if you search in Google you will find this.

Certainly most prudent people have come to the conclusion that not everything on the internet can be trusted and it would be quite foolish to make our everyday decisions based on what we read on the internet.

Regarding my firm and the folks who work for me, it is true that we do not please all the people all the time. That is not possible. What we do is we give our best effort to provide legal services to our clients and attempt to assist them in whatever their legal situation may be. Our only guarantee is that we will do our best to provide quality, affordable legal services.

In closing, for those of you who will form an opinion of me or my firm based on what you...

Sincerely,

Jeffrey A. Smith, Esq.

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Anonymous
#449070

I got my modification because of them,

Anonymous
#432022

Jeffery A smith are crooks and should be disbared.We have been going back and forth with them for over a year.

As soon as we ask for our money back : with exception of the 750 dollar filling fee. They just dissapeared. No returned calls or emails. We have contacted then at least 6 times....still nothing.

We are going to contact small claims as well.They need to be shut down asap.

Anonymous
to ripped off Wynona, Oklahoma, United States #660222

I for one am exceedingly grateful for the JASmith law group.We were facing foreclosure and not only did they save our home, but got the mortgage payments lowered by almost $300 a month.

The complainers on this site are obviously just trying to create drama. They can't even use proper grammar or spelling.

Thanks JAS.I would recommend you all in a heartbeat!

Anonymous
#362053

Did they not get you a modification?I have nothing but the best to say about Jeffrey A Smith Law group.

They saved not just my home but my sanity. Just the fact that I no longer had to call day in and day out to check on paperwork was great. I had tried to get it done on my own first and I gave the bank all the forms but they kept losing it and wanted stuff updated. It was a nightmare.

To the point where I thought it was going to cost me my marriage. I cant thank them enough. They even stopped my sale date. I think your being a bit selfish to think that you did everything and they did nothing for 5 months of work.

Think about it.Good Luck if you didnt get anything done yet.

Anonymous
#360213

they took 2,500. from me and nothing..I am filling in small claims court,and the bar..

Anonymous
#351587

THIS IS ALL ***!!!!!THEY HELPED ME OUT SIGNIFICANTLY!

THANK YOU JEFFREY A SMITH LAW GROUP!!!!!:( :(

Anonymous
#348672

You should always check out companies before doing business with them, and call the state bar to check lawyer's discipline history and status.Apparently Mr.

Akins has disciplinary warnings on relevant websites.Good Luck!

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