Its been a year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged communities throughout New York and scammers are still trying to profit by the large numbers of water-damaged cars that were left in the debris. The Federal Trade Commission warned reports that more than 250,000 cars were left badly damaged after Sandy. Out of this number, 212,000 of … Read moreIn the market for a new car? Be aware – Scammers still selling Hurricane Sandy-damaged cars
Sandy ravaged New York a year ago. Yet, as families still struggle to put their lives together, there are scam artists preying on their frustration and desperation with getting repairs, struggling to keep their homes, or dealing with state and federal agencies. Reports have found that scam artists posing as contractors or foreclosure “rescue” specialists … Read moreNY Sandy Victims Still Have to Watch Out for Contractor and Mortgage Scams
Many people, desperate to save their homes, are being victimized by foreclosure rescue companies. Many of these companies promise to negotiate with mortgage banks for lower rates, get payment forgiveness and other benefits in exchange for illegal upfront fees —promises they won’t or can’t actually fulfill. As a result, consumers may find themselves further in … Read moreBeware of Mortgage Rescue Scams!