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New Book Offers Distressed Homeowners Advice for Avoiding Foreclosure Scams

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Veteran housing counselors offer consumers information about how to overcome foreclosure, work with lenders, avoid foreclosure scams and more in the new book The American Nightmare. Free downloadable excerpts are now available at

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 17, 2008 -- The American Nightmare is a new book by veteran housing counselors Sylvia Alvarez and Walter Walker Jr. that offers distressed homeowners tips and strategies that can help them avoid, survive and overcome foreclosure. Published in partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), free downloadable excerpts of The American Nightmare are available in English and Spanish at and include pointers that will help desperate homeowners from becoming the target of short sale and foreclosure scams.

A link is also provided to purchase the book for $14.95.

Strategies Preventing, Surviving and Overcoming Foreclosure
The American Nightmare Book: Strategies Preventing, Surviving and Overcoming Foreclosure

Unsuspecting homeowners that are frantic for a quick fix to avoid foreclosure are becoming the victims of foreclosure scams that promise to save them from the loss of their homes. Many are paying thousands to thieves disguised as well meaning professionals that offer to repay their mortgage in exchange for the transfer of their deeds. The authors were inspired to write the book after being deluged at the housing agency where they work by people who have fallen prey to these mortgage scams and others. In addition to practical advice about how to avoid foreclosure, negotiate loan modifications or short sales and more, the book educates readers about the clever ways predators are bilking consumers.

FREE downloadable excerpts of the book offer homeowners information about:

- Common predatory lending scams
- Short sale and "flip for profit" scams;
- Equity skimming scams that leave homeowners with more debt and no house;
- Phony counseling agencies;
- How to file a complaint and report mortgage fraud;
- Plus options that homeowners can pursue if they are already in mortgage default.

"Too many panicked homeowners that are looking for ways to save their homes are falling prey to unscrupulous people and foreclosure scams," said Rebecca Gallardo-Serrano, Chairman of NAHREP. "Knowledge is power. The American Nightmare offers homeowners important information about the types of scams out there and how they can protect themselves from predators."

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a non-profit 501c6 trade association, is dedicated to increasing the homeownership rate among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals that serve them. Based in Washington D.C., NAHREP is the premier trade organization for Hispanics and has more than 15,500 members in 48 states and 62 affiliate chapters.


Francis & Mailman, PC Adds Google Maps to Debt Collection Companies on

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Francis & Mailman, PC expands its debt collection section to include Google Maps and a place for visitor reviews on

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2008 -- Francis & Mailman, PC, located in Philadelphia, PA, announced additional web site enhancements to help clients deal with debt collection companies and credit reporting problems. now connects readers to debt collection companies with its directory including a map and review section on each page. The credit lawyers explain that the section is organized specifically for visitors to find each company by name and location.

The law firm's continuous dedication to help identity theft victims and clients who need credit repair assistance in the Philadelphia area is definitively not going unnoticed. Jim Francis went on to mentioned some recent praise from clients benefiting from their web site and legal assistance. Jim Francis of Francis & Mailman, PC notes, "We want people to know their rights and then how to contact the appropriate company. Our debt collection directory helps to achieve this."

The debt collection section on the web site is just the start; in the months to come Credit Report Problems will be growing, adding additional sections with continuous expectations of helping people understand the law and the legal issues that affect them. Jim mentioned their next priority on the site is expanding their identity theft lawyers section.

The firm's legal services include:
- Consumer Protection Litigation
- Credit Repair Services
- Credit Reporting Problems
- Fair Debt Collection
- Identity Theft Assistance

About Francis & Mailman, P.C.
Francis & Mailman, P.C. is a law firm located in center city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that concentrates in consumer protection litigation. Founded in 1998, the firm's goal is to provide zealous advocacy to consumers subjected to unfair business, industry and trade practices. The firm represents consumers in individual actions, as well as through class action lawsuits, in the areas of unlawful credit reporting and debt collection practices, unfair trade practices, breach of warranty, truth-in-lending and other consumer matters. The firm's credit repair lawyers have significant litigation experience both in federal and state trial courts.

Jim Francis
Francis & Mailman PC
100 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States, 19110
Telephone: 215-735-8600


Washington Square Financial, LLC Announces Name Change to Imperial Structured Settlements, LLC

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Business Wire EON/PRWEB ) September 18, 2008 --
Washington Square Financial, LLC, a leader in the advance funding
of structured
payment rights and assignable
, announces a name change to Imperial
Structured Settlements, LLC
. Along with the name change there are
exciting developments within the company that will be announced over the
upcoming months.

This change was brought along in order to
unify corporate branding, said Antony
Mitchell, CEO. We know that Imperial
Structured Settlements
will rapidly move to the forefront of the
industry, just as Imperials premium finance
division has. Our aim is to provide the best service in the marketplace.

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The company has been using the name Washington Square Financial since
its inception in September of 2007. Imperial Structured Settlements
will still provide the same services but will now fall under the
umbrella of Imperial
Finance & Trading, LLC
. For more information regarding Imperial
Finance & Trading
, please visit the corporate website at

The address, all phone numbers, and fax numbers will remain the same;
however the new website for Imperial Structured Settlements is

About Imperial Structured Settlements, LLC

Structured Settlements, LLC
is a specialty finance company that
purchases structured settlement payment rights and certain annuities
from individuals. People who settle a personal injury, wrongful
or medical malpractice claim often receive their
payments from an insurance company over a predetermined period of time.
Imperial Structured Settlements, LLC is based in Boca Raton, Florida.
For further information, please visit our web site at

For further information contact Darcy Sullivan at
or (561) 995-4350.