AMC Fined $2.8 Million

By | June 6, 2020

Well it must be true what they say… Don’t mess with Texas!

The Texas Appraisal Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) has issued a monetary fine of $2,801,500 against an appraisal management company. Fast Connections USA, Inc. and its President, Towhindul Hussain,were found guilty of hundreds of violations of Texas law and regulations.

TALCB found Fast Connections contracted 274 appraisals in Texas without proper registration. These violations have a mandatory fine of $10,000 each. TALCB also found Fast Connections USA failed to pay appraisers within 60 days as required under Texas law and some appraisers never received payment at all. Neither Fast Connection USA nor Towhindul Hussain responded to TALCB, which tacked on additinal penalties. 

Most appraisers are independent businesses and VaCAP will not comment on how each of you operate your business. We will remind you that doing business with unlicensed /unregistered companies is extremely dangerous. The additional liability you take on both personally and professionally by doing so not only has financial consequences for you, but the appraisal profession is severely tarnished in the eyes of the public.

See the complaint and order below.

 

# 19-287 DFO FAST CONNECTIONS (003)-CTB

2 thoughts on “AMC Fined $2.8 Million

  1. Ron Dame

    Go TALCB! Now I wonder if they will be able to collect?

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  2. VaCAP Board

    Probably not, but the order is against the company and the President jointly and independently. Getting any type of credit in the future will be more difficult with a 2.8 million dollar judgement against you

    Reply

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