Brief: FBI warns of mortgage-help fraud
November 6, 2009
FBI mortgage-fraud investigators and state investigators have noted a steady number of complaints about various companies in Utah that claim to offer home-loan modifications. Homeowners say they’ve paid as much as $2,000 in fees. But consumers report that some companies aren’t following through, while others claim the homeowner didn’t qualify for a loan modification. Unfortunately, by the time consumers figure out they’ve been scammed they’ve lost the fees and are closer to losing their homes. Consumers can report fraud to the Division of Real Estate at 801-530-6747 or by filing a complaint form: http://www.realestate.utah.gov/complaint_form.pdf.