05/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hard Times Update: Readers Share Tales of Foreclosure Schemes, Mortgage Misfortune

Last month, we put out a call for stories and photos to help document the effect that "Hard Times Profiteers" are having on distressed borrowers and others suffering financial hardship because of the recession. The response was robust. We received more than 100 tips from borrowers, tenants, real estate brokers, investors and others who have experienced or observed misfortune amid the current housing crisis. We also collected dozens of photos documenting bandit signs from California to Maryland, a sampling of which are below.

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