Fraud Alerts and Identity Theft Protection

Protect Yourself From Fraud

Foreclosure rescue and mortgage modification scams are a growing problem. Homeowners must protect themselves so they do not lose money--or their home.

Scammers may make promises that they cannot keep, such as guarantees to "save" your home or lower your mortgage, oftentimes for a fee. Scammers may pretend that they have direct contact with your mortgage servicer when they do not. They may purport inaccurate information about your loan status.

Tips to Avoid Scams

1. Beware of anyone who asks you to pay a fee in exchange for a counseling service or modification of a delinquent loan.

2. Scam artists often target homeowners who are struggling to meet their mortgage commitment or anxious to sell their homes. Recognize and avoid common scams.

3. Beware of people who pressure you to sign papers immediately, or who try to convince you that they can "save" your home if you sign or transfer over the deed to your house.

4. Do not sign over the deed to your property to any organization or individual before working directly with your attorney and mortgage company.

5. Remit you mortgage payment directly to your mortgage company.

Contact Greater Nevada Mortgage Services if you have any questions or concerns about any unsolicited offer.