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To steer clear of loan modification scam artists, homeowners must know the signs of a loan modification scam, which include:
These and other signs can be found on the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign web site – www.LoanScamAlert.org – along with information on how to report a loan modification scam activity and where homeowners can find real help, free of charge, from HUD-approved nonprofit housing counseling agencies.
About the Campaign
NeighborWorks America is coordinating the “Loan Modification Scam Alert” campaign nationwide through its 235 community-based affiliates and other local, state and national partner organizations, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information about the campaign, visit www.LoanScamAlert.org.
All national campaign materials urge homeowners who are contacted or deceived by a scam artist to report it immediately by calling 1-888-995-HOPE(4673) or visiting www.LoanScamAlert.org. The hotline and Web site also connect homeowners to free guidance from a HUD-approved counseling agency.