The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program is waging a strong battle against mortgage and foreclosure rescue scammers that advertise online. The agency recently announced that it halted 85 online scams that promised to help homeowners pursue mortgage loan modifications.
Some scammers disguise themselves as government agencies by using government seals or adopting names that are similar to those of a government agency, the agency revealed. The agency also noted that scammers often ask homeowners for an upfront fee to help them pursue a modification through HAMP.
This is the kind of thing we REALLY need to stop and give those that are guilty the maximum sentence. Preying on those already in a hard place is the lowest of the low.