CLSMF on Citrus TV

CLSMF’s Consumer Unit assists clients with cases related to debt harassment, collection lawsuits and foreclosures. In April, CLSMF Consumer Staff Attorney, Angela Makley was invited to participate in an interview on Citrus Today, a local talk show which airs in Citrus County.

As the interview took place during tax time, Angela spoke to the various forms of tax and consumer scams and how they can be avoided.

The interview had a special focus on issues related to seniors. Angela went into detail on reverse mortgages and the pitfalls to be aware of before agreeing to such an offer. She stated that although many seniors may know they do not have to make payments while in a reverse mortgage, they are not always aware that they can still face possible foreclosure if they do not return the postcard to prove residency each year.

Angela also covered the many scams directed to seniors, which are highly prevalent today. Seniors can be a target of these scams because they often live alone, and can be more susceptible to falling victim. Angela advised not to agree to anything on the phone. Instead, they should take down the information so they can verify it in other ways, including calling CLSMF anytime they cannot determine if something is real or a scam.