If you or someone you know were swindled by the Residential Relief Foundation, Silver Lining Services, or Mitigation America, you shouldn’t plan on receiving any compensation, according to a press release from the Greater Maryland Better Business Bureau.

Unfortunately, the FTC often finds that in cases of this type much of the money taken from consumers has been spent. Redress is then limited or even non-existent. In addition, the eventual unwinding of the finances of a company that has engaged in deception may take months or years. As a result, consumers who paid money to defendants in actions of this type should attempt to resolve their affairs as best they can without any expectation of recovering money from the defendants.

However, you should still file a complaint with the FTC, in case anything changes.  We hope the FTC lawsuit is successful and the principals in these companies serve time in a Federal prison.