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State of Illinois Mortgage Fraud Hotline

If you think you may have been a victim of mortgage fraud, contact the Illinois Mortgage Fraud Hotline at 1-800-532-8785 or the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at 1-877-793-3470.

Americans for Fairness in Lending

The Americans for Fairness in Lending website offers information about how to file a complaint against a lender, based on how and by whom the lender is regulated:

Illinois Attorney General's Mortgage Lending Guide

This resource contains information on how to avoid predatory loans, foreclosure, and foreclosure "rescue" scams:

The Attorney General's Office also has a homeowner's referral helpline to help Illinois consumers avoid foreclosure. Contact your closest Attorney General's Office at one of the following numbers:

Chicago: 1-800-386-5438

Springfield: 1-800-243-0618

Carbondale: 1-800-243-0607

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD certified housing counselors can give consumers advice on buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues or reverse mortgages. Find a counselor by calling 1-800-569-4287 or visiting HUD's website:

HUD also offers the HOPE hotline for consumers behind on their mortgage payments: 1-888-995-HOPE (4673)

HUD guide to avoiding foreclosure:

HUD information on Reverse Mortgages:

AARP Reverse Mortgage Information

AARP offers a great deal of information on reverse mortgages and how to avoid scams related to reverse mortgages:

AARP "Home Made Money" Consumer's Guide to Reverse Mortgages: homeMadeMoney.pdf