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Christopher S. Mulvaney, Esq.

There are many real estate related scams. I will focus on four.

  • Escrow Wire Fraud Scams
  • Foreclosure Scams
  • Refinance Scams
  • Reverse Mortgage Scams

Escrow Wire Fraud Scams

The number one way scammers operate is by telephone. If you are scammed report it to the FBI.

There are steps you can take to make being a victim of “phishing” less likely. The Washington Attorney General can also help.

Foreclosure Scams

The Federal Trade Commission website has detailed mortgage relief scam information. Beware of any guarantees or anything that sounds too good to be true.

Refinance Scams

Mortgage related scams come in a variety of types. A common feature is irregularity with the paperwork, so check everything carefully.

Reverse Mortgage Scams

According to the FBI, reverse mortgage scams often target people over age 62 because that is the qualifying age for a reverse mortgage. Watch out for phony appraisals. Go to the HUD website to get information directly. The Federal Trade Commission has information to help you understand what you are doing before you sign anything. Nolo also has good information.

Legal Services Offered

While my practice is centered on helping consumers get out of debt and protect themselves and their families in the event of death or incapacity, I am happy to offer additional legal services to my existing estate planning and bankruptcy clients.

Are you worried about mounting debt? Or facing a Judgment, Garnishment or Foreclosure?

Have you been putting off getting an estate plan for too long?

I offer my clients legal counsel regarding foreclosure, buying and selling real estate, Transfer on Death Deeds, and real estate matters generally.  

MULVANEY LAW OFFICES, PLLC does not do litigation.

Christopher S. Mulvaney, Esq. – My Mission:

To provide the best legal outcome, smoothest process, best value, and to make a positive difference in the life of each client.

I offer initial ZOOM legal consultations to prospective estate planning and bankruptcy clients for two reasons:

(1) determining if the issues are within my practice areas (the “wheelhouse”), and

(2) determining whether a potential client is willing to let me lead them to the best likelihood of achieving a favorable outcome with the smoothest process of getting there. 



Please email me at or use the form below to schedule your ZOOM consultation.

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  • Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue, Redmond, Renton, Issaquah, Sammamish, Maple Valley, Burien, SeaTac, and throughout King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties.