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Foreclosure Scam Raked It In, Feds Say

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CN) - Two New Jersey residents took nearly $400,000 in a foreclosure protection scam, federal prosecutors said. Andrew Bartok of Clifton and Kathleen Addario aka Kathy Adams of Saddle River raked in $44,000 a month for 9 months last year through their business, Revelations Consulting, prosecutors said.

Clifton and Addario ran their scam in Dutchess and Westchester Counties, N.Y., according to the complaint. They not only bilked people up front, they charged monthly fees for "services" such as "foreclosure delay," and banked the money, prosecutors said.

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