Mortgage Refinancing Scams Prey on Military

 

Mortgage Refinancing Scams Prey on Military 

 

November 10, 2016

Service men and women are, unfortunately, often the targets of scams. One con that preys on military members is predatory lending, when unscrupulous companies use false promises to trick borrowers into bad loans.

 

How the Scam Works:

You get an offer – via mail, email or even social media – touting mortgage refinancing just . . . → Read More: Mortgage Refinancing Scams Prey on Military

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From the BBB – Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

Our Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

September 15, 2016

This month, BBB’s Scam Alerts turn five years old. What have we learned over the past half decade? A lot, it turns out. To celebrate the anniversary, we are sharing our top five tips for spotting a scam.

Scam Alert’s Top Five Tips: 

Scammers are constantly coming up with new . . . → Read More: From the BBB – Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

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Don’t Be an April Fool! Homebuyers Tricked into Wiring Closing Costs

 

Don’t Be an April Fool!

Homebuyers Tricked into Wiring Closing Costs

from the BBB and FTC

 

April 1, 2016

Buying a home this spring? If so, watch out for this cunning new con. A recent alert from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that scammers are hacking into email accounts and instructing homebuyers to wire closing costs straight into their . . . → Read More: Don’t Be an April Fool! Homebuyers Tricked into Wiring Closing Costs

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Ask the Community – BBB

Ask the Community is a an online forum provided by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Visit the Los Angeles BBB to check it out.

What’s happening around our community?
This is a forum for questions and answers, comments and discussions. You will see that some authors’ screen names are highlighted with a   icon – those are resident . . . → Read More: Ask the Community – BBB

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March Loan Modification Roundup – From the BBB

The following items are provided by the by the Better Business Bureau (Southland) and TrustLink®

MARCH 2011 LOAN MODIFICATION ROUNDUP – ALERTS, ISSUES, AND TRENDS
In general, if you are having trouble making your mortgage payments we recommend that you first seek counseling through a HUD approved non-profit housing counselor. Call the National Foreclosure Prevention Hotline: 888-995-4673 to . . . → Read More: March Loan Modification Roundup – From the BBB

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Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2010 – From the BBB

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), job hunters and financial-strapped families are scammer’s targets in a tough economy.

The BBB released a list of the top 10 scams and rip-offs of 2010. Job hunters and those struggling to make money and get out of debt were common targets of fraudsters, hackers and deceptive businesses in this . . . → Read More: Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2010 – From the BBB

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Beware of Holiday Scams – Information from the BBB

The holidays should be a happy time for food, family, and friendship, but they are also a time for fraud. Consumers can fall into any number of traps over the holidays and become victim to identity thieves, hackers and deceptive merchants online. The Better Business Bureau is warning holiday shoppers and donors to look out for . . . → Read More: Beware of Holiday Scams – Information from the BBB

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