Monday, June 28, 2010

Look Before You Leap

On Tuesday, June 29th, The Minnesota Home Ownership Center will be launching “Look Before You Leap”, a statewide public education campaign seeking to raise public awareness about the booming foreclosure rescue scam industry and its dangerous implications for struggling and unsuspecting home owners, and to connect struggling home owners with the Center’s network of foreclosure counselors.

While the Center will lead the effort, we are working in partnership with NeighborWorks America and other national organizations (FDIC, Federal Trade Commission, AARP and others) and we currently have the support of over 55 Minnesota-based agencies, organizations and municipalities as well!

To readers of the Center's blog, we're asking that you help spread the word about the campaign:

a. If you're on Facebook, LIKE us ('Fan Page'):
  • Here you can share ideas about promoting the campaign and
  • Share the stories YOU'RE hearing about rescue scams
b. Visit the campaign website: and please consider subscribing to the campaign's newsletters to keep on top of our efforts to stop foreclosure rescue scams in Minnesota.

c. Consider having your organization PARTNER with us. Partnership in the campaign is simple:

We’ll recognize your as an advocate of home owners on and in our print materials, and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest campaign efforts and events.

In return, we ask that you include newsletter articles or other tools we provide in your internal communications whenever possible, and that you work with us to let your members (and their clients) know about mortgage rescue scams in Minnesota.

We’d also love to have you join us at the campaign launch event on Tuesday, June 29th @ 10:00 here at the Center (outside lot, just north of our building), followed by a brief reception in our office.

For a Google Map to our office, click here.

If you have additional questions about the campaign... or would like to learn more about becoming a partner, please contact Ed Nelson at the MN Home Ownership Center: ed[at]

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