The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and Broker-Dealer Task Force are warning the more than 5 million Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants, and investors in other federal government employee retirement plans, that investment scam artists may pretend to be affiliated with a government agency.

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and Broker-Dealer Task Force are warning the more than 5 million Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants, and investors in other federal government employee retirement plans, that investment scam artists may pretend to be affiliated with a government agency.

Federal government agencies, including the SEC, do […]

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 – […]

FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam

FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam According to the FTC, Brookstone Law and Advantis Law firms convinced homeowners to make an upfront payment to join a mortgage lawsuit against banks and lenders, supposedly to help them avoid foreclosure, get rid of their mortgages, or get money from their lenders.

FTC investigators […]

FTC Acts to Stop Telemarketing Fraud Targeting Seniors

FTC Acts to Stop Telemarketing Fraud Targeting Seniors

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal district court in Arizona has temporarily shut down a fraudulent telemarketing scheme that allegedly bilked more than $9 million from thousands of consumers across the nation, many of whom are elderly and live on a fixed income, including military […]

FTC Escrow Alert! Scammers Phish for Mortgage Closing Costs

FTC Escrow Alert!

Scammers phish for mortgage closing costs

Original post by the FTC

Buying a home is exciting. You saved for the down payment, scheduled the move, and are dreaming of planting new roots. Closing is right around the corner… unless a scammer gets your settlement fees first.

The Federal Trade Commission and the […]

Keep Your Home California Blog Posts: Foreclosure Crisis Profiteers: Feasting on Fear!

Foreclosure Crisis Profiteers: Feasting on Fear!

(Part 1 of 3)

 

Losing a home to foreclosure is most often viewed, by those standing safely outside the transaction, as an economic event. And that is certainly true.

However, for those living under the threat of losing their home, the experience is much more personal.

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Fraud Alert from Keep Your Home California

Keep Your Home California

Fraud Alert: Homeowners will never be asked to pay a fee for any Keep Your Home California program.

If you are asked to pay a fee or suspect fraud or misrepresentation related to a Keep Your Home California program or representative, you are encouraged to contact our Compliance unit […]

FTC: Top blog posts of 2014

FTC: Top blog posts of 2014

It’s that time of year when everyone’s compiling their Best of 2014 list. We didn’t want to miss the fun so here’s our own list of the 10 Most Read Consumer Blog Posts of 2014.

10. Is that debt collector for real? told you about a company the courts […]

USA.gov Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer

Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer

For the majority of Americans who plan to take a vacation, attend a concert, or work on their home or garden this summer, this season comes with its own unique consumer challenges. Here are the top five scams and frauds to be alert for this […]

Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers

Online Holiday Shopping Traps: Phony Deals and Offers The following post comes from the Military Saves Blog. You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

When buying online, you are likely to come across at least one online scam, if not more. They come in all forms, pop-up windows, offers directly to your email inbox […]