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HandFF Radio explains foreclosure counseling scams

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WASHINGTON (5/15/09)--The housing crisis has created a new crop of foreclosure rescue scams, resulting in a renewed interest to provide foreclosure counseling and debt management to vulnerable homeowners. Experts on Sunday’s H&FF Radio show explain how to build a savings strategy and steer clear of scam artists. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT on the Radio America Network. The show also is carried on American Forces Radio Network. The one-hour program devoted to consumer finance issues is brought to you by America's credit unions and their 90 million members, and is presented by CO-OP Network. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Radio America are podcasting Home & Family Finance through iTunes, Podcast Alley, Odeo, and other popular podcast library sites, as well as on Radio America and CUNA’s websites. Sunday’s show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:
* “Building a Savings Strategy,” with Skye Tyler, education coordinator, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Savannah, Ga.; * “Foreclosure Counseling, Debt Management, and Credit Counseling,” with John Willis, president, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Savannah, Ga.; * “Foreclosure Rescue Scams and Credit Counseling/Debt Management Fraud,” with Michael Liggins, senior investigator and computer fraud specialist, Federal Trade Commission, Atlanta, Ga., and * Audience Q&A.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at CUNA. The radio show is sponsored by CO-OP Network, the national credit union ATM network; Cabot Creamery Cooperative, maker of award-winning cheddar; Western Corporate FCU (WesCorp) and its member credit unions; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve the country worldwide. For more information, read “Tough Times Series: What to Do When Your Arm Is Due” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.