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Watch Out: Sovereign Citizen Scams

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General (HUD OIG) advises the public on how to recognize sovereign citizen occupation of a vacant property and the use of false deeds to support Section 8 leasing. 

Avoid putting yourself in danger or accepting fraudulent documents.  This bulletin explains how to protect yourself as well as HUD’s interests.

How Housing Counselors Can Help Fight Loan Modification Scams

Every day, loan modification and foreclosure rescue scams rob vulnerable homeowners of their money and their homes.  Housing counselors can help fight back and put a stop to these crimes. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is the Department’s law enforcement arm and is responsible for investigating complaints of mortgage fraud.  We are working with HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and HUD-approved counseling agencies to identify scams, stop cases of suspected fraud, and prosecute the perpetrators.