The number of Iowa homes in foreclosure has been high for several years, and homeowners experiencing foreclosure can be easy victims. The following scenarios are not all scemes – but these situations likely will not be a “good deal” for individuals buying or selling homes.
Protect yourself and your community by reporting fraud, scams and bad business practices to the Federal Trade Commission. The Federal Trade Commission is a federal agency that protects consumers.
Report identity theft to the FTC by going to IdentityTheft.gov. You decide how much information you want to report. the information you provide will be available for law enforcement. If you report identity theft using the FTC's online tool, you will receive an FTC Identity Theft Report and step-by-step recovery plan. The recovery plan includes directions, contact information and form letters.