Consumer alert: Tips to avoid mortgage modification scams

By California Department of Realtors

Don’t fall victim to unscrupulous con artists trying to take advantage of unknowing, financially troubled home owners.  These scammers usually promise mortgage loan modifications or reduced monthly payments for upfront fees.  In most case, charging upfront fees or payments for these services is illegal.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, these offenders review foreclosure notices in newspapers, the Internet and public files to identify potential victims.  Scammers who place ads online, on television, and in newspapers claiming to “stop foreclosure now” and offering “money back guarantees” are suspect and should be reviewed cautiously by the homeowner.

For tips to avoid mortgage modification scams, visit here.

Contact AMSI Real Estate Services for more information about Real Estate Sales

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