HPF Supports National Consumer Protection Week
Today marks the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), a nationwide campaign dedicated to encouraging people to better understand their consumer rights and make more informed financial decisions.
As a partner of the Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network – a national anti-scam effort comprised of multiple organizations that runs the Loan Modification Scam Alert Campaign – HPF is supporting NCPW by educating homeowners on loan modification scams and directing them to free, legitimate mortgage resources, including our HOPE Hotline.
HPF reminds consumers that one of the leading signs of a loan modification scam is when an individual or organization requires an upfront fee for a loan modification service; doing so is illegal, which is why consumers can call our professionally trained counselors to receive loan modification counseling free of charge.
HPF also encourages consumers to be wary of web-based loan modification services that “guarantee” modifications, since only lenders can guarantee a mortgage solution.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a scam, call 888-995-HOPE (4673) to speak with an HPF counselor for free. You can also visit our scam warning signs page to learn more about how to avoid being scammed.
Click here to read the news release about the Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network’s support of National Consumer Protection Week.