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Foreclosure Scams

Spot the Scammers, Save Your Home

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 02.04.2015 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

Every day struggling New Yorkers who are behind on their mortgages -- facing foreclosure, and desperate to keep their heads above water -- are bombarded with TV and radio ads promising lower interest rates or a reduction in their mortgage principal if they "call now!"

Ben Hallman

Law Firms Took Money From Struggling Homeowners To Pay For Cars, Stuff: Feds | Ben Hallman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

For more than two years, the Hoffman Law Group of Palm Beach, Florida, told clients it was converting their legal fees into justice. The firm was suin...

Feds Cracking Down On Foreclosure Auction Conspirators

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At the height of the financial crisis, bargain hunters would gather each week on county courthouse steps to bid on foreclosed p...

The Risk Of Foreclosure Scams Is Rising

Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

If you're a struggling homeowner watch out! The chance that you'll get scammed is way up. The number of reported mortgage foreclosure scams has sh...

Arthur Delaney

When Banks Won't Help Homeowners, Scammers Help Themselves | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Clarification appended When Mohammed Shukran took some time off from driving his cab to care for two ailing family members in 2009, he began worryi...

Obama Admin Vows To Fight Scams Targeting Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Washington Post | Renae Merle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration vowed Thursday to squash scams targeting homeowners on the brink of foreclosure, reviving a five-month-old pledge as millions...