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Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force supports August housing workshops

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2009



The Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force is supporting two August
workshops sponsored by Delaware non-profit housing agencies. These workshops, in Georgetown and
Newark, are designed to help homeowners who are worried about missing a mortgage payment, are
facing foreclosure, or suspect a foreclosure scam. The FREE workshops are as follows:
Date Time Location Address
Monday, August 17
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. NCALL
1110 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown
Thursday, August 20
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. YWCA
153 E. Chestnut Hill Road, ewark
During these workshops, presented by NCALL Research and YWCA Delaware, counselors
from HUD-certified Delaware housing agencies and a representative from the Attorney General’s
Office will lead informational presentations and be available to meet with individuals one-on-one to
provide details about the Delaware Mortgage Assistance Program (DEMAP), mortgage refinancing
options, foreclosure, and foreclosure rescue scams. Interested homeowners must RSVP for these
events by calling NCALL at (302) 678-9400 or YWCA at (302) 224-4060, ext. 200. A complete list of
Delaware housing events is available online at www.deforeclosurehelp.org.

Last month, foreclosure filings statewide broke another monthly record, totaling 652 in July,
compared with 389 in July 2008. For the first seven months of 2009 foreclosure filings jumped 46%
from last year, to 3,552, versus 2,443 at 7 months in 2008.

Borrowers who have missed mortgage payments and have been named in a foreclosure filing
are reminded that mortgage rescue companies and others who offer to help with mortgage
modifications are prohibited by law from receiving payment in advance of providing the service.
Homeowners facing foreclosure or who suspect foreclosure fraud are encouraged to call the Attorney
General’s Mortgage Hotline at 1-800-220-5424, visit the Attorney General’s website at
www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/mortgageforeclosure, or visit the Delaware State Housing
Authority’s Foreclosure Help website at www.deforeclosurehelp.org. These state resources provide
information about government programs, access to FREE HUD-certified housing counseling services,
as well as fraud-prevention and reporting tools.
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Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force supports August housing workshops

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2009



The Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force is supporting two August
workshops sponsored by Delaware non-profit housing agencies. These workshops, in Georgetown and
Newark, are designed to help homeowners who are worried about missing a mortgage payment, are
facing foreclosure, or suspect a foreclosure scam. The FREE workshops are as follows:
Date Time Location Address
Monday, August 17
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. NCALL
1110 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown
Thursday, August 20
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. YWCA
153 E. Chestnut Hill Road, ewark
During these workshops, presented by NCALL Research and YWCA Delaware, counselors
from HUD-certified Delaware housing agencies and a representative from the Attorney General’s
Office will lead informational presentations and be available to meet with individuals one-on-one to
provide details about the Delaware Mortgage Assistance Program (DEMAP), mortgage refinancing
options, foreclosure, and foreclosure rescue scams. Interested homeowners must RSVP for these
events by calling NCALL at (302) 678-9400 or YWCA at (302) 224-4060, ext. 200. A complete list of
Delaware housing events is available online at www.deforeclosurehelp.org.

Last month, foreclosure filings statewide broke another monthly record, totaling 652 in July,
compared with 389 in July 2008. For the first seven months of 2009 foreclosure filings jumped 46%
from last year, to 3,552, versus 2,443 at 7 months in 2008.

Borrowers who have missed mortgage payments and have been named in a foreclosure filing
are reminded that mortgage rescue companies and others who offer to help with mortgage
modifications are prohibited by law from receiving payment in advance of providing the service.
Homeowners facing foreclosure or who suspect foreclosure fraud are encouraged to call the Attorney
General’s Mortgage Hotline at 1-800-220-5424, visit the Attorney General’s website at
www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/mortgageforeclosure, or visit the Delaware State Housing
Authority’s Foreclosure Help website at www.deforeclosurehelp.org. These state resources provide
information about government programs, access to FREE HUD-certified housing counseling services,
as well as fraud-prevention and reporting tools.
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