Florida Man's Home Mistakenly Foreclosed On

By: AP
By: AP

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (AP) --

A Fort Lauderdale man who owned his home free and clear was surprised to learn the bank was trying to foreclose on it.

Jason Grodensky first learned of the problem in July, less than
a year after he purchased the home with cash.

Defense attorneys say similar mistakes are popping up across
Florida as court dockets flood with foreclosure cases.

Unfortunately, they say, the problem is not easily corrected.

Grodensky spent months trying to resolve the issue, but says he
never got anywhere until local news agencies began asking questions.

Bank of America has admitted fault, and says the case will be
resolved at their expense. The problem apparently stemmed from a
foreclosure effort against the previous owner that never got

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  • by WCTV Viewer Location: Georgia on Sep 26, 2010 at 08:59 AM
    I was a previous customer of Bank of America and I am so glad that I got out! Thank goodness that I didn't have a loan with them, but I had a checking account & I had to change my checking/debit card three times in five years because of SOMEONE having access to my checking acct. number and debit card number. I had to watch my account very closely & even after changing my card & account number, discrepencies occurred just a few weeks after every change. I was VERY careful with my card after the first incidence & I do NOT know how someone could get the NEW numbers that quickly. I often wondered if someone INSIDE the bank was responsible. Nothing to prove, of course, but it crossed my mind, & finally I just closed the account & went to another bank. Have had no problems since.
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Sep 26, 2010 at 04:16 AM
    Sounds like a highly profitable business practice. Wonder how many times they've actually gotten away with it that haven't come to light? Maybe Obama needs to put all those extra IRS employees on auditing BOA's practices.
  • by juswonderin Location: everywhere on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    NEVER EVER do business with BOA....they are the ones that wanted to give illegals credit cards
  • by WOW on Sep 24, 2010 at 08:20 AM
    How did I know that this was some of BOA's doings before I even read the whole article??? Oh probably because I am financed with them and it was the worst mistake of my life. I have 2 accounts and they always apply my payments incorrectly making one account show up late or not received. There is no one that I can talk to that speaks a lick of english so I just go with the flow. I have ALL the proof I need to show that my payments were made..now.. what they do with the money doesn't concern me. All I know is my checks were cashed by BOA themselves. I would not be suprised at all to come home to a foreclosure notice.
  • by Just Me Location: Tallahassee on Sep 24, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    @3minidoxies...I couldn't agree more! I have been a Paralegal for 12 years trying to help people defend themselves against tirants such as Bank of America. If my memory serves me correct, this is not their first "oops" in foreclosing on a home that the owner had purchased flat out.
  • by 3minidoxies Location: Tallahassee on Sep 24, 2010 at 04:51 AM
    As a retired attorney, allow me to suggest that whichever attorney was mishandling the foreclosure suit should be reported to the Florida Bar and then DISBARRED post haste.
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