Foreclosure rescue scams target Latino families

Angel Blas, 51 and from Peru, sits on the porch of his house in Everett, MA with one of his guinea pigs.

In Boston and elsewhere, the housing crisis has led to fraud targeted at Spanish-speaking communities. When the 3-story house of Angel Blas – a Peruvian man now living in Everett, MA – was in danger of foreclosure, he was approached by a law firm that promised to help out. The law firm charged $3500, but Blas says nothing happened once they got the money. Now Blas is working with Greater Boston Legal Services to get his situation back in order. This piece aired yesterday on NPR’s All Things Considered.

~ by Ari Daniel on July 30, 2010.

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