For Immediate Release: December 22, 2016
Contact: Mia Garcia (602) 339-5895 or Mia.Garcia@azag.gov
Preliminary Injunction Obtained Against AZ Real Estate Consulting Companies
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office won a Preliminary Injunction against a group of Arizona-based real estate consulting companies accused of scamming Arizona families. The Attorney General’s Office filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against ProSolutions LLC, and owner, Ruben Diaz, in March of 2016. The lawsuit alleges ProSolutions and Diaz preyed on Spanish-speaking families who wanted to buy a home, acting as a home loan financing officer, and taking thousands of dollars in down payments from them. Families thought they purchased a home and later discovered they never owned the home.
After finding the State likely to succeed on the consumer fraud claims, the Court issued an order prohibiting Diaz, ProSolutions, and other named Defendants from advertising, offering, or providing services within the State of Arizona in connection with the sale, purchase, lease, or financing of real property. The order prohibits Diaz and others from initiating any action to evict or remove consumers living in real property while the order is in place. The order also requires the production of business records and prohibits the transfer of certain assets outside the United States. The Preliminary Injunction will remain in place while the consumer fraud litigation continues.
This case is being handled by Assistant Attorneys General Mitchell Allee and Cherie Howe.
If you believe you have been the victim of consumer fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Information & Complaints in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6648, or outside the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas at 1 (800) 352-8431. Consumers can also file complaints online by visiting the Arizona Attorney General’s Office website at https://www.azag.gov/complaints/consumer.
For a copy of the Preliminary Injunction, CLICK HERE.