“Bait & Switch Advertising is Illegal”

   “Bait & Switch Advertising is Illegal”




Mr. Petrowsky,

You were highly recommended by a co-worker of mine. He shared with me that you handled their mortgage and couldn’t say enough good things.

I recently read an ad that said “You’re approved”. The reason that statement got my attention is that I would love to buy a home instead of paying rent, but my credit is pretty bad. Should I contact them anyway or can you help me?



Jason sent me a copy of the ad that he saw; sure enough advertising like this is harmful to the public. The specific regulation is known as the “Mortgage Acts & Practice Rule or Regulation N” This regulation prohibits anyone in the mortgage business to mislead the public with advertisements of any kind that make statements like “You’re Approved”.


When I sent Jason the regulation, he immediately understood that this advertisement is NOT Kosher.


I will work with Jason to get his credit to a place where he will be able to get qualified for a mortgage. It may take him a year but he will get there. At least he was wise enough not to respond to the advertising and sought the help of a friend.




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Comment balloon 6 commentsJoe Petrowsky • December 28 2017 07:12PM


Good morning Joe. I wish these guys would be caught and put out of business. Enjoy your day! 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 2 years ago

Good morning Joe Petrowsky 

Thank you for sharing your information

Have a great day

Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) over 2 years ago

Well done Joe, hopefully companies that break the rules at the beginning of the relationship go out of business when they can't produce a viable lending solution at the end.

Posted by David A. Weaver, 24 years helping folks finance their dreams. (Peoples Bank & Trust Co.) over 2 years ago

Good morning Joe - perhaps someone has already reported this illegal advertisement.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

Keep helping them, Joe, to get their credit where it should be and not answer to these bogus "bait and switch" ads. What do they hope to gain if the buyer can't be approved? Or it's such a standard phrase and they figure SOME percentage must qualify.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 2 years ago

I used to be in the retail electronics business and bait and switch was common.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 2 years ago