Bank of America is facing a class-action suit from homeowners for allegedly attempting to force people into foreclosure, on purpose. The suit alleges that Bank of America employees were actually rewarded for finding ways to push homeowners into foreclosure.Pro Publica has done an extensive investigation of the problem, and it’s really quite amazing. Apparently the controversy surrounding the administration’s HAMP problem whereby some homeowners could seek help getting their mortgages modified so that they could lower their monthly payments.
Homeowners were reportedly denied HAMP modifications en masse, while
employees would create fictitious reasons for the denial. Pro Publica
also reports that Bank of America employees were allegedly told to lie
to customers about not having received their documents, in an effort to
stall movement on the modifications.
Sadly this isn’t the first time we’ve read some bad news about Bank of America. They seem to be a recurring problem.