Equity Scams

Government Home Loan | Home Inspection | Vacation Home

Loan fraud and lending scams have increased significantly in the areas of finance. Almost every type of loan industry now has its share of shady lenders.

(PRWEB) September 30, 2005 -- Lending scams have been around for decades, but over the last couple of years have increased significantly. It seems no finance industry is safe from the avalanche of loan fraud and predatory lending practices.

Even with a loan that seems reasonable, there can be subtle flaws in the fine print that can be enough to cause a borrower to lose their home or owe much more than they think they did at closing. It's important to be aware of the tactics with loan scams in order to avoid being a victim.

Most of the lenders to beware of are those who target people with bad credit or no credit saying they will approve anyone, guaranteed. An honest lender will not guarantee anyone a loan before the application process has begun. Research Sub Prime Lenders before you use them.

Payday loans or cash advance loans have excessively high fees. However, some payday loan companies will charge extraordinarily high fees. They can charge interest rates as high as 900% APR and higher. Borrowers can get trapped in these loans when they borrow more than they can afford to repay quickly. When the amount due increases so fast, borrowers may never be able to pay off the loan, but end up too deep in debt to get out.

There are home mortgage lenders who will target low income borrowers. These lenders have the intention of offering the borrower a home equity loan with a payment they cannot afford. The lender knows they cannot afford the payment, but will push the loan through anyway using unscrupulous means. Then, when the borrower cannot make the payments, the lender forecloses and robs the borrower of their hard earned equity.

Victims of lending fraud have also been hurt by a practice going on of solicitors approaching borrowers with a "bad credit loan program" that is guaranteed if the borrower pays a fee of $100-$2,000 or more. Usually the "lender" takes the fee and runs. The borrower is left with no loan and their fee money is lost. It is against the law to charge a fee to obtain a loan like this.

There are more lending scam tactics going on in the lending industry, online and offline, than can be listed. Most of them involve misrepresentation of what the borrower can really afford to pay back, interest rates and fees much higher than what is reasonable or demanding upfront fees for a loan that is never realized.

Its important for borrowers to take the time to educate themselves on acceptable lending practices in order to spot the shady lenders and avoid being the next loan victim.

Recommended payday loan companies: www.abcloanguide.com/paydayloans.shtml.

Recommended good credit and bad credit mortgage lenders: www.abcloanguide.com/mortgageloans.shtml.

To read the warning signs of a bad loan, visit this page: http://www.abcloanguide.com/loanwarningsigns.shtml.

Feel Free To Copy This Article To Your Site - ABC Loan Guide grants rights to republish this article without permission. All links must remain intact and active links.

You can republish this article as long as it keeps to the PRWeb Copyright standards as stated on the left side of the PRWeb home page. PRWeb must be cited as the source.

# # #


Our Sponsors:

First Southern Bank
Locally owned and operated
With Personal Service from
Kevin Klaine or Steve Schauwecker

The Bank of Marion
A Full Service Community Bank
(618) 997-4341
Judy Batchelor - Mike Rice

Banterra Bank
Banking With
Local Sytle

your bank here
get qualified leads from
targeted traffic, real home buyers.
Click to contact

South Pointe Bank
Branches in Five
Southern IL cities

First National Bank of Jonesboro
The Best Bank Your
Money Can Buy!

Anna National Bank
Services You
Can Rely On!

Anna State Bank
It is Not Too Late
to Start Saving!

First State Bank of Eldorado
A Community Bank
That Cares About You!

First National Bank in Pinckneyville
A Real Community Bank
With Extra-Caring People!

Du Quoin State Bank
Your Bank
For a LifeTime

Carterville State & Savings
Come Live
with Us!

Bank of Herrin
Where Banking is
Still a People Business!

State Bank and Trust Company

From Start to Finish!

your bank here
get qualified leads from
targeted traffic, real home buyers.
Click to contact

Helping You Compare Local Lenders

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
Statements and opinions expressed in the articles, reviews and other materials herein are those of the authors. While every care has been taken in the compilation of this information and every attempt made to present up-to-date and accurate information, SouthernIllinoisMortgage.com cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. SouthernIllinoisMortgage.com and the author(s) will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within these pages or any information accessed through this site. Always seek professional financial advice!

Copyright 2024