Unfortunately, during times of hardship families are often targeted by fraud artists who attempt to take advantage of those seeking assistance.
A common scheme fraudsters use to gain access to your personal information is caller ID or phone “spoofing.” Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID in an effort to disguise their identity while pretending to be someone else.
To avoid being scammed, here are some tips:
During times of distress, it is important to be on your guard against fraud schemes. If Freddie Mac owns your mortgage and you are a homeowner that has been affected directly or indirectly by COVID-19, mortgage relief options are available. Contact your loan servicer (the company listed on your mortgage statement) to discuss your options.