Help for Victims
If you have been a victim of mortgage fraud—you’re not alone. It’s important for you to know that smart, hardworking people from all walks of life fall victim to fraudsters every day. Perpetrators of mortgage and other financial fraud schemes are successful because they are incredibly persuasive, able to
What Do I Do Now?
The resources compiled in this section will help you understand your rights, offer you specific action steps to take to help you recover from fraud, and point you to the right government agencies and organizations to report the crime.
Tips for Using these Resources
If you know you are—or believe you may be—a victim of mortgage fraud:
Protection Strategies Despite efforts to avoid scams, many homeowners fall victim to mortgage fraud. The sad reality is that there is generally little recourse to recover money already paid. However, if you suspect that you have fallen victim to mortgage fraud, you can take action to protect yourself from further problems.
1 – Contact your mortgage
2 – Speak with a HUD-
approved housing counselor.
- Step 3 – Report the mortgage fraud to the appropriate authorities.
This project is supported by Grant 2011-VF-GX-K021, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime,Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.