Desperate sellers swindled out of home equity

What homeowners can do to protect against scams

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Homes are taking longer to sell and foreclosures are taking longer to process. Unfortunately, crooks are taking advantage of both of those extended time frames.

Scammers are involved in foreclosure rescue schemes, loan modification stings and in just about every conceivable angle of "equity skimming" that wipes out any remaining positive dollars in a person’s home.