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Report Bankruptcy Fraud & Foreclosure Scams

If you suspect you are the victim of bankruptcy or foreclosure fraud, you can report the suspected business or person to the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees.

For suspected bankruptcy fraud cases, the U.S. Trustee Program requests that you provide as much information as possible, including:
"* Name and address of the person or business you are reporting.
* The name of the bankruptcy case, case number, and the location of where the case was filed.
* Any identifying information you may have regarding the individual or the business.
* A brief description of the alleged fraud, including how you became aware of the fraud and when the fraud took place. Please include all supporting documentation.
* Identify the type of asset that was concealed and its estimated dollar value, or the amount of any unreported income, undervalued asset, or other omitted asset or claim.
* Your name, address, telephone number, and email address. You are not required to identify yourself, though it is often helpful to do so if questions arise."

Additionally, the U.S. Trustee Program warns people faced with foreclosure to proceed carefully if a person or business:
"* Calls itself a "mortgage consultant," "foreclosure service," or similar name.
* Contacts or advertises to people whose homes are listed for foreclosure.
* Collects a fee before it provides services to you.
* Tells you to make your home mortgage payments directly to the individual or company.
* Tells you to transfer your property deed or title to the individual or company."

For more information and to report suspicions of fraud, contact the local U.S. Trustee office by phone at 801-524-5734 or by email.


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