New HUD Campaign Empowers Homeowners to Recognize, Avoid, and Report Scams

    New HUD Campaign Empowers Homeowners to Recognize, Avoid, and Report Scams

    PR Newswire

    "Know it. Avoid it. Report it." Campaign Seeks to Warn Vulnerable Homeowners about Mortgage Relief Scams and to Report Abuse

    WHAT: ?The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will launch an anti-scam campaign entitled Know It. Avoid It. Report It. in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. The campaign's goal is to inform homeowners who are facing foreclosure, falling behind on their mortgage payments, or simply looking for a lower home loan rate or monthly payment not to fall victim to loan modification scammers and to report suspicious activity.

    WHY: ?Foreclosures, mortgage delinquency, unemployment and/or loss of income continue to impact families and communities nationwide. With millions of Americans experiencing loss of income and/or facing possible foreclosure, all of these homeowners are easy prey for mortgage fraud artists. HUD wants to stop these scammers before they continue to take advantage of desperate homeowners.

    WHO: ?Ray Brewer, Field Office Director, HUD-Los Angeles

    Yolanda McGill, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

    Lori Gay, President and CEO, Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services

    Joel Ibanez, HUD-National Office

    WHEN: ?Thursday, April 28, 2011

    Press Event

    10:30 a.m. ? 12:00 p.m.

    WHERE: The Bank of America Room

    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

    350 South Bixel Street

    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Press Contact: Luis Vasquez-Ajmac with MAYA for HUD; (310) 844-5877;

    Paulette Thornton with MAYA for HUD; (323) 295-0642;

    HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities, and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at and ?

    /PRNewswire-USNewswire — April 25, 2011/