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Avoiding Scams

How to Avoid Scams in Foreclosure and Mortgage Problems

Whenever a segment of the population is distressed, unscrupulous individuals take the opportunity to bilk people out of their property or money by offering magic solutions and falsely guaranteeing relief.  Lowered property values for homeowners have resulted in the borrower becoming unable to keep up with high monthly mortgage payments.  Many individuals and families desperate to find relief have fallen prey to various scams involving lowering credit card debt, loan modification, lease buybacks and foreclosure rescues.  If you have been approached by telephone, letter, flyer or other means consult a reputable Kansas foreclosure defense attorney for advice regarding any offers or promises and before you pay any fees or sign any documents.

Be Alert to Scams

Unfortunately there are always people who are eager to take advantage of others who are struggling and looking for answers.  There are many different types of scams and you may even be shown documents or directed to websites which appear very official, but be wary of anyone who promises the following:

  • Guarantees to provide a loan modification 
  • Guarantees to stop a foreclosure 
  • Asks you to pay a fee in advance, sign a contract, or redirect mortgage payments
  • Asks you to sign over title to your property to them
  • Tells you to stop making loan payments or send mortgage payments to them instead of your lender

Always consult an attorney before proceeding with any agreement regarding your home, or property, or paying any fees.  Many people have paid thousands of dollars to save their home only to find the scammer has disappeared with the money and their lender proceeded with the foreclosure process.  Avoid being caught in a scam by doing the following actions:

  • Asking to see the company's Credit Services Organization license
  • Asking for everything in writing
  • Be wary of those who guarantee success
  • Never pay anything over the telephone
  • Always check with your lender or an foreclosure defense attorney from our firm before committing to anything

There are a number of legitimate foreclosure alternatives available to a homeowner.  See a foreclosure defense lawyer for a consultation regarding your home and short sales, repayment plans, forbearance and other solutions.  If you are concerned about a scam or looking for a solution from an honest, reliable source, call Rick Hodge, Attorney At Law. 

Contact a Kansas Foreclosure Defense Attorney at our firm for the personal attention your situation deserves and some real answers.

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Rick Hodge, Attorney at Law - Wichita Foreclosure Attorney
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