Avoiding Home Equity Scams

Washington, DC — You could lose your home and your money if you borrow from unscrupulous lenders who offer you a high-cost loan based on the equity you have in your home. Certain lenders target homeowners who are elderly or who have low incomes or credit problems — and then try to take advantage of them by using deceptive practices. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, cautions all homeowners to be on the lookout for...

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