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SCOTTSDALE - A Scottsdale mortgage company raided by the F.B.I. earlier this year has been shut down since our 3 On Your Side report first aired.
Discount Mortgage Relief had been charging customers thousands of dollars to modify their mortgage, but many consumers say the company did nothing.
That service, the Attorney General says was deceptive because customers were guaranteed results.
The A.G.'s office has filed a lawsuit against Discount Mortgage Relief.
A new law prohibiting modification companies from collecting upfront fees takes effect July 29.
AHWATUKEE - Earlier this year, 3 On Your Side brought you the story about several Valley families who said they'd been taken advantage of by a dance school in Ahwatukee called Bodies In Motion.
Laura Guerrero and Kim Johnson say they each pre-paid for lessons and recitals for their daughters, but the school unexpectedly closed down in December, leaving parents out thousands of dollars.
Since our story aired, the school's owner, Jerome Joseph has refunded a portion of the money and says he will continue to do so until everyone is repaid.
PHOENIX - A Valley couple at the end of their rope trying to close on a new home are now moved in.
Mike Mortensen and Jennifer Barone contacted 3 On Your Side claiming that if they didn't close on their new home by the end of June, they would lose out on all kinds of federal incentives like a first-time home buyer tax credit.
Mike says they had been tied up in red tape for months with Fannie Mae and the City of Phoenix, but after 3 On Your Side got involved, things got done, and the couple finally closed last week, just before the cut-off date.