HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney
General Bruce R. Beemer has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Wanda
D. Rogers for allegedly misleading Philadelphia homeowners.
The lawsuit against Rogers, who did business as Philadelphia
Deeds and Registry Offices by sending solicitation letters, alleges Rogers
sent solicitation letters to consumers that led them to believe she was
connected with the city of Philadelphia’s Department of Records.
Her letters purportedly listed fictitious government officials and sought
payment for processing homeowners’ new home deeds.
"These deceptive practices and misrepresentations
caused confusion and led consumers to believe they were dealing with the city
of Philadelphia," Beemer said. "The law requires companies making
solicitations of this nature to state clearly that they are not associated with
a government agency."
The lawsuit seeks to ban Rogers from engaging in these types
of alleged actions in the future. It also seeks full restitution for allegedly
"They city provides services at no cost to the public,
and those services should never be misappropriated for private gain," said Philadelphia
Inspector General Amy L. Kurland. "We can't allow people to take
advantage of the public's trust in government."