Consumer Advisories

Consumer advisories are alerts and bulletins that provide information about the risks of certain products and services in the housing industry. These advisories are intended to ensure consumers are informed of emergent frauds, schemes, and other illegal activities that may be associated with otherwise legitimate housing programs.  If you would like to be notified when HUDOIG issues new Consumer Advisories, sign-up on our list, or follow-us on Twitter and Facebook.

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June 7, 2016
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Beware of fraudsters who say you have been awarded a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), but they need an upfront fee. HUD will never email or call to “award” you money.
July 31, 2015
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Now you can read this important message in several languages! Is Fraud Worth it? - In Arabic Is Fraud Worth it? - In Cantonese Is Fraud Worth it? - In Korean Is Fraud Worth it? - In Vietnamese Is Fraud Worth it? - In Russian Is Fraud Worth it? - In Spanish Is Fraud Worth it? - In Mandarin
June 3, 2015
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What you need to know to protect yourself from loan modification and foreclosure rescue scams. Every day, loan modification and foreclosure rescue scams rob vulnerable homeowners of their money and their homes. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Inspector General...
October 24, 2013
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Important items to consider when you fill out your application and yearly recertification for assisted housing. Now in multiple languages! Click here to read. Fall, 2013 Volume 1 | Number 2 Applying for HUD Housing Assistance? Do You Realize…? If you commit fraud to obtain assisted housing from HUD...
April 10, 2013
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While the majority of companies promoting FHA reverse mortgages are safe there are some mortgage fraudsters out to take your money, your house, or even your identity. Reading this alert is your best defense. A reverse mortgage allows borrowers to convert part of the equity in their homes into cash...