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Originally posted by Signals
Stay classy BOA! Talk about making a couple's lives a living HELL.
Charlie and Maria Cardoso are among the millions of Americans who have experienced the misery and embarrassment that come with home foreclosure. Just one problem: The Massachusetts couple paid for their future retirement home in Spring Hill with cash in 2005, five years before agents for Bank of America seized the house, removed belongings and changed the locks on the doors, according to a lawsuit the couple have filed in federal court.
I hope they have a darn good lawyer.
When Charlie Cardoso called the bank, a representative told him there was a mistake, the problem would be fixed, and he would get a return call. The call never came. The lock box remained. Four days later, Cardoso and his son drove to Florida, missing the homecoming of another son who was returning from Iraq for a two-week leave. Cardoso had to prove to police that he owned the house. The next day he broke in through a back door and used bolt cutters to remove the lock box. The water and electricity had been turned off, and pipes had frozen. The couple filed suit 10 days later. Possessions the couple had stored at the home, including photos, clothes, tools and small appliances, had been removed and are presumably lost, the complaint states.
Honestly, this situation is so outrageous, I won't celebrate until someone does jail time. I've read what specifically happened, and BoA admitted they made a mistake, and then kept doing the same illegal stuff over and over again. Even if it was just a case of being incompetent, it sounds criminal to me.
I guess their repeated attempts to contact BOA resulted in a rep. saying "everything is fine it's taken care of" and they believed them...