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Beware of Foreclosure Rescue Scams To protect yourself from opportunity hunters and frauds: Contact your lender or mortgage loan servicer and try to negotiate a payment plan. W counselors. Report suspicious activit . Read more inside or go to the resources section on the back panel for whom to contact for immediate help.

 · Naples Man Arrested in Alleged Mortgage Fraud Scheme. The Florida Office of Financial Regulation announced that Ben A. Handa was arrested, and charged with fraudulently obtaining a mortgage loan, communications fraud and defrauding a financial institution for his alleged role in a mortgage fraud scam.

Mortgage Rates Today: The Refinance Boom And Current Interest Rates The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is currently 4.90%, with actual offered rates ranging from 3.63% to 7.61%. Find out how mortgage rates look in different states and whether it makes sense for you to refinance or purchase in today’s market.

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Analysis of available law enforcement and industry information indicates the top states for mortgage fraud during 2008 were California, Florida, Georgia. foreclosure rescue, credit enhancement,

In 2008, the Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act become Florida law and it makes it illegal for anyone (either an individual or a company) that sets itself up as in the business of "foreclosure rescue" or "mortgage loan modification" from getting paid until they’ve done the work shown in their deal with the Florida mortgage holder.

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Official website of the Florida Attorney General.. Mortgage Fraud. a lawyer before contracting with any third-party company for rescue or modification services.

How to Beware of Reverse Mortgage Scams.. In a foreclosure rescue scam, the perpetrator will identify seniors who are at risk of losing their homes due to foreclosure. They will convince the senior to obtain a reverse mortgage to save the property but will then inform them that they don’t.

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it is leading "Operation Loan Lies," an effort by 25 federal and state agencies to shut down firms that are deceptively marketing foreclosure.

A new FBI report says one measure of mortgage fraud complaints is up 36 percent nationally. The report lists california and Florida as having the most mortgage. administration’s stimulus and.

With millions of mortgage holders in trouble, scam artists are preying on desperate Americans, often using ads targeting them. Now, top federal and state officials have announced a major crackdown on.