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Friday, May 25, 2012

Home Affordable Modification Program Fraud Alert

Mortgage modification fraud schemes targeting struggling homeowners and which exploit the federal Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) have become increasingly common, and members of the Armed Services community struggling to make their mortgage payments should beware of con artists and scams that promise to save their homes and lower their mortgage debt or payments.

A number of these scams are specifically targeting members of the Armed Services community.

To help servicemembers avoid fraud, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) have issued a fraud alert.

View the alert at