Beware Foreclosure Rescue Scams

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:

Home owners can find out where to get FREE foreclosure help at 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.

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