Federal Task Force Targets Mortgage Modification Scams - 8 News NOW

Federal Task Force Targets Mortgage Modification Scams

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LAS VEGAS -- A federal task force has been formed to combat scams that target homeowners seeking to apply for the Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP.

Federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program are working together to combat the problem.

Tips to Avoid Mortgage Scams

You can apply to the federal Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) on your own or with free help from a housing counselor approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Applying to the program is always FREE. For more information on how to apply, call the Homeowner's HOPE™ Hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE (1-888-995-4673) or visit www.MakingHomeAffordable.gov.

 

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