According to the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs, foreclosure assistance programs ranked as the fifth most common source of consumer complaints in the past year.
The foreclosure programs, many of which are outright scams, drew more complaints than timeshare resellers. The top four categories of complaints on the list were against home improvement contractors, auto insurers, health insurers, and used car dealers, according to the Boston Globe.
Homeowners with foreclosure problems are better served by speaking with a qualified bankruptcy attorney. Most offices, including mine, will give you a free consultation to discuss basic options.