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By: Ashley Klingberg

Mortgage Obligations Incurred During Military Service Are Not Subject to SCRA Protection

Sibert v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 863 F.3rd 331 (4th Cir. July 17, 2017); Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. §3953(a) Mortgage Obligations Incurred During Military Service Are Not Subject to SCRA Protection While serving in the Navy, … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Why Does a DMDC Search Cost Money?

While a DMDC search could be free, depending on the information you have, you get what you pay for. The Defense Manpower Data Center, a branch of the Department of Defense, is one resource for military status records. Several … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

VIN and Tag Numbers – Do They Help Verify Military Duty?

When someone is searching to verify military duty and doesn’t know the Social Security Number of an individual, the SCRACVS can sometimes find the SSN by using the Subject’s address. Sometimes, towing companies, repossession services, insurance companies, and law firms … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

What is the History of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act?

The history of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) dates back to the Civil War era. The SCRA is a federal law protecting active-duty personnel from the distraction and inconvenience of collections actions back home. After the Civil War, a … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

Lenders Must Comply With SCRA Protections

SCRA protections are not to be taken lightly. Violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act carries serious penalties. But so few of lenders’ clients are servicemembers — is the risk really that high? Think of the attention lenders must pay to … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

7 Point SCRA Checklist for Lenders

Lenders can’t comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act if they aren’t well-versed in all of its many sections. Lenders who don’t retain legal advice to help them meet the many and varied requirements would do well to appoint a … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

The Consequences of SCRA Noncompliance

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act can be a slippery slope for lenders. The language in the act is sometimes vague. But penalties for SCRA noncompliance can be severe, and even devastating, depending on the size of your business or institution.… Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann

SCRACVS Glowing Customer Testimonials

Here at the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Centralized Verification Service, we work hard to make sure all our customers are satisfied. When they’re happy, we’re happy. We love customer testimonials, but not all satisfied customers think to provide one, … Read the rest

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