What you don’t know could hurt you: Google censoring documents for the Banks?
By J. Guggenheim
Today, while researching an old CitiMortgage case where an employee committed perjury and CitiMortgage admitted to document fabrication (entitled Sun Ae Chung v. Just Mortgage Inc., Federal Home Loan Mortgage and CitiMortgage) the case disappeared and was no longer available. This time last year, the case was readily available on three separate links that google immediately located, but today the case was no longer available with a general google search. Luckily, years ago I had copied the links, and downloaded the case- or I might never have found it.
This isn’t the first time while researching a lender, especially CitiMortgage and Bank of America, where cases, documents and county records have disappeared from google. It is evident that the banks are unduly influencing google to remove any document that could adversely impact one of the big banks or assist a homeowner.
At LendingLies we recommend that homeowners now conduct weekly research on their lender, robosigner, or save other relevant information that may be potentially useful before it disappears. Download documents or take screenshots of the information so you can find it in the local court records or county records if necessary.
It is apparent that signatures of robosigners are being removed one-by-one , and cases that may benefit homeowners are scrubbed from google. I have been told by homeowners that google promotes losing cases and tags them so they are readily found in a google search, while removing tags from cases that are damaging to lenders, title companies and banks.
However, not even google has time to remove documents as quickly as they are uploaded on to the internet. Therefore, we suggest that you conduct a weekly search for information that might benefit you or your case- before it is scrubbed and requires an exhausting search of a county recorder’s office one-at a-time, or court record searches. You can also use google scholar to locate cases. However, Chung was no longer located on google scholar either.
However, I used an alternative search engine to google called Duck, Duck, Go and the case was readily found on Justia: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=chung+v.+citimortgage&t=hf&ia=web
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