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Suspect arrested in foreclosure scheme

William Vargas, a suspect in a Las Vegas foreclosure rescue scam, has been arrested by investigators working for the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force.

Vargas is one of three defendants who allegedly operated since February 2007 under the business name of Federal Housing Aid. The alleged scheme involved collection of upfront fees to assist victims with avoiding foreclosure on their homes.

The suspects allegedly charged the victims up to $1,500 for foreclosure rescue services and offered a money-back guaranty, claiming their company would refund the money if the foreclosure could not be stopped.

The Attorney General alleges that the defendants failed to provide the foreclosure rescue services and failed to refund the victims’ money as promised.

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