When a person loses money and gets nothing in return they want to try to recover those funds. Unfortunately, this is a desire scammers now play on with their claims that they can recover the money for you. There are many aspects to these scams.
Since the economy is so bad, people are often falling victim to foreclosure and mortgage fraud recovery scams due to the housing market. Since the housing market is facing so many problems, a lot of homeowners are finding themselves unable to pay their mortgages. Once this happens, they want to stave off foreclosure by any means possible.
Some of these folks have had help refused to them by their bank or mortgage company and will try anything to keep their home. You can find scammers everywhere, from online in email or internet ads, calling your phone, or placing ads in the newspaper to aid in refinancing or home loan modification. The one thing you should look for is if they ask you to pay a large fee straight off the bat.
However, the homeowner is out of luck in that there’s really nothing the scam artist can do for their home loan. What ends up happening is that the homeowner gets absolutely no help with their loan, and they’re out a negotiating fee. The scam artist protects themselves by ordering the homeowner to not talk to anyone from the bank or the lender about their help. Once the homeowner is subjected to this scam, they’re left with a foreclosed home and nothing that they can do to stop it.
Those people who have a home loan that’s approaching delinquency often reach for these people who offer help out of desperation, signing documents that claim will fix the problems with their mortgage, but will just give the home to the scammer; this can be prevented, however, by using ip-hunter.com/24/index.phtml or another such telephone look up service to check these people out.
‘Credit recovery’ is another type of common scam that you can run into, wherein scam artists step in and state that they’ll talk to your credit card companies for you in order to improve your credit or the rate in which you’ll have to pay. Once the process is finished, you then pay the scammer every month with the reduced rate, who is going to pay the companies in turn, or so they claim.
Many people have found on the ‘credit recovery’ scam that no money at all was sent to the credit companies and the scammers have pocketed the money. In the meantime, the interest and late fees pile up leaving the debtor further in default. In reality, most credit companies, when they know the situation, are willing to work out an agreement or even reduce the debt if working directly with the debtor.
There are precautions anyone with financial problems should look for in seeking assistance. Things such as: a fee up front; requirements to sign papers regarding the property; being advised not to seek legal or other advice, etc. These are all sure warning signs that something is not right. There has always been someone out there trying to get money for nothing and it is very prevalent in today’s society that caution be exercised when working with anyone who claimed they could solve the financial woes of the world.