Saturday, September 12, 2015

Scam Utilizes Fraudulent Foreclosure Notices In Attempt To Lure Unwitting Homeowners

In Brick Township, New Jersey, reports:
  • Authorities are warning residents to be on alert after a resident recently received a fraudulent foreclosure notice.

    The letter, sent from the Foreclosure Fraud Prevention in Fort Lee, warned the resident that his or her home was in danger of foreclosure, and that they should contact the company for further information.

    "If you ignore the demand, it can cause the process of losing your property to accelerate," the letter states. " ... You should contact us so that we can guide you on the correct actions to take when faced with foreclosure."

    The resident who received the letter quickly contacted the Provident Bank, who assured the resident they were not affiliated with the Foreclosure Fraud Prevention, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release

    "The bank's research found the telephone numbers shown do not appear to be registered to the sender of the notice and when placing a call to the numbers shown, the call goes directly to voicemail," the release said.

    The prosecutor's office asked that anyone in the Ocean County area who has received a similar letter to contact authorities at 732-929-2027 or Provident Bank officials at 732-590-9200.

    "Protect yourself and never accept anything as true without doing your homework," the release said.

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