Housing Advocates Warn Borrowers – Akron Beacon Journal

Housing advocates warned Wednesday that mortgage rescue scams are on the rise in Ohio, particularly against minorities, the elderly and others struggling to pay their monthly bills.

The scams, spurred by the continuing foreclosure crisis, range from phony government programs to demanding money upfront for help and then not delivering it.

altNonprofit housing groups throughout the state held special events during ''Ohio Alert Day'' to warn homeowners to avoid crooked deals.

Read the story from the Akron Beacon Journal.