Beware Foreclosure Rescue Scams
Advice and Resources from the Federal Trade Commission

Scammers are targeting people having trouble paying their mortgages. These so-called foreclosure rescue companies promise to stop foreclosure. But they're out to make a quick buck, and can turn a home owner's distress into disaster.
 
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has resources in English and Spanish to help home owners learn the signs of a foreclosure rescue scam and where to get FREE help.
FTC Web Site
 
Access the FTC’s “Money Matters” website at: ftc.gov/moneymatters
Home owners can find out where to get FREE foreclosure help at HopeNow.com or by calling 888-995-HOPE (4673).
 
Tell Your Community
 
The FTC also encourages home owners, business owners, home builders’ associations and others to share these resources with their communities by downloading and putting on websites the English and Spanish-language video and Web banners.
 
Download "A Note to Homeowners," the FTC’s flyer about foreclosure rescue scams, in English or Spanish.
 
Free copies of the flyer, and all of the FTC's consumer education materials, can be ordered at ftc.gov/bulkorder.


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