Scammers use a variety of tactics to find and target homeowners in distress. They may falsely "guarantee" or "promise" successful loan modifications or offer to help you save your home for an upfront fee.

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN) can help with:

  • Referrals to trustworthy legal assistance
  • Understanding your rights and options 
  • Reporting a scam to law enforcement
  • Avoiding predatory lending
  • Protecting against mortgage rescue scams

The Center can provide you with a referral to a community-based organization to assess your financial and legal situation for mortgage-related issues and other homeownership assistance.

Learn more about how to spot and avoid scams.

Additional Assistance


Visit CNYCN's scam prevention website.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

If you think you've been the victim of a homeowner scam, the Center can assist with referring you to officially reporting fraud with local, state, and federal agencies.

You also can contact these agencies directly:

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