by: Mark Becker Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
He had been injured on the job, and had two mortgages to pay, so Dale Robinson turned to a company that promised to help people trying to save their homes.
"Basically they came to me and said they could help," Robinson said Monday at his home in Gastonia.
Robinson said he paid the company, Lender Exchange, about $900 up front and waited for something to happen.
It never did, and when he tried to get his money back, Robinson said he ran into dead ends.
That was three years ago.
"I had to file for
bankruptcy ... sure did, sure did. It put me in a world of hurt," Robinson said.
It's the kind of story that North Carolina's Attorney General says led them to file complaints against Lender Exchange and two other North Carolina companies that claim to help people avoid foreclosure.
An attorney for Lender Exchange told Eyewitness News on Monday that they had just heard about the complaint but are already entering a
consent agreement to work with the Attorney General's office to resolve the problems.
The owner of a second Charlotte company was adamant that they had done nothing wrong.