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Don't fall victim to foreclosure fraud

February 18, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Last year, there were more than 3 million foreclosure filings across the country. Although President Barack Obama has outlined a plan to help troubled homeowners, it will take some time before the plan takes effect. In the meantime, people are desperate. Sadly, it turns out these people are prime targets for financial predators. Here's how to be on guard so you don't become a victim.