- Avoid any firm that guarantees it can halt the foreclosure process. In the foreclosure prevention business, there are no guarantees.
- Steer clear of any firm that tells you not to contact your lender, lawyer or credit or housing counselor. Firms that shell out that advice know those professionals will spot a scam right away and warn you.
- Avoid any foreclosure prevention service that wants to charge a fee before helping, especially payments by cashier's check or a wire transfer.
- Stay away from any firm that encourages you to lease your home so you can buy it back over time.
- Reject any firm that recommends that you make your mortgage payments directly to it, rather than your lender.
- Avoid a foreclosure firm that demands you transfer your property deed or title to it.
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