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FTC and Consumer Protection Bureau Crack Down on Deceptive Mortgage Ads

By Kali Geldis The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission are taking on deceptive mortgage advertising and marketing in the latest enforcement actions from the government agencies. Specifically, the two agencies worked together in a sweep of more than 800 mortgage ads to assess whether the... Continue Reading »

Google Blamed for Mortgage Fraud

Google has a policy of prohibiting deceptive advertising, such as those placed by mortgage fraudsters, however one group says the giant search engine company doesn't typically ban misleading ads from a questionable advertiser until after a company is sued by federal regulators. The nonprofit is calling for the company... Continue Reading »

Credit Repair Scams Hurt Prospective Homebuyers

So you want a mortgage to take advantage of record-low interest rates, but your credit score is low? Then you stumble upon a possible solution: a credit repair company that claims it can fix your credit. Not so fast. Regulators and consumer advocates alike are warning Americans about a growing number of credit repair... Continue Reading »

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