In Las Vegas, Nevada, KLAS-TV Channel 8 reports:
- When people face foreclosure they can become desperate and look for help in all the wrong places. One Las Vegas family was scammed -- not once -- but twice. Evelina King and her husband ran into financial trouble when she was laid of from her job. The couple owns three investment properties and turned to Jason Wilhite and Associates when a friend handed them a flier. "We paid a fee. $1500 per property to get the mortgages wiped away," said Evelina King. The payment was made at the end of 2008. King soon learned that the Nevada Secretary of State website showed Wilhite's company in default and Wilhite was gone.
- Two months later, Ron Quilang from American Resource called the Kings saying he wanted to sue Jason Wilhite and Associates. Quilang also told the couple that he could rent their properties and save the homes from foreclosure. King claims she passed up on the offer but only to get a big surprise. "Ron has put tenants in the property -- not to our knowledge -- and he is collecting rent. There's a utility bill still in our name. We got the past due bill," King said. She says, just last weekend, she took a potential renter out to their house in North Las Vegas and discovered the locks were changed and someone had moved in.
- She says she can't get a satisfying answer from Quilang. "First, he says he knew nothing about the guy. Then he says 'I thought you were walking away from that property anyway.'"
Source: Financially Strapped Family Falls Victim Twice. KappaPhonyLandlordScam