Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Scams – Documentary Video

Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Scams – Documentary Video

We Stop Foreclosure Rescue Scams (2008) by Kyra Olds

This is a documentary about mortgage foreclosure rescue scams that are occurring across the country in light of the growing foreclosures. The movie describes common scam tactics and how distressed homeowners fall for these scams. The movie concludes with what lawyers can do to challenge these scams in court and the Washington State Legislature’s response to try to to stop these scams by passing House Bill 2791 and Senate Bill 6381. It is intended to educate advocates so they can better ist homeowners facing foreclosure.

Director: Kyra Olds
Producer: Northwest Justice Project
Sponsor: Eric Dunn
Keywords: foreclosure rescue scam; washington; mortgage; foreclosure; 2791; northwest justice project; njp
Contact Information: Northwest Justice Project 401 2nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98104 www.nwjustice.org

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States

Credits:
We Stop Foreclosure Rescue Scams
by Northwest Justice Project;

Featuring:
Eva, Client of NJP; Eric Dunn, Attorney at NJP; Melissa Huelsman, Private; Attorney in Seattle; Judy Poston, Housing Counselor at Solid Ground; Julia Kellison, Attorney at NJPl; Fred Corbit, Attorney at NJP

Produced by: Kyra Olds, Intern at NJP

Foreclosures are increasing nationwide, and so are scams that promise to rescue homeowners from foreclosure. What these scams do is take your money, ruin your credit record, and wipe out any equity you have in your home. Foreclosure con artists take advantage of people who have fallen behind on their mortgages and face foreclosure. Con artists know that people in these situations are vulnerable and likely to be desperate. Potential victims are easy to find: mortgage lenders publish notices before foreclosing on homes. After reading such notices, con artists approach their targets in person, by mail, over the telephone, or by e-mail. They advertise their services on Web sites or publications. They often refer to themselves with titles that sound official, such as foreclosure consultant or mortgage consultant, and market themselves as a foreclosure service or foreclosure rescue agency. Your mortgage lender or any legitimate financial counselor can help you find real options to avoid foreclosure. If someone offers to negotiate with your lender and offers to arrange to stop or delay foreclosure for a fee, carefully check his or her credentials, reputation, and experience. To protect yourself, follow the recommendations contained in this Consumer Advisory.

Duration : 1:34:41


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