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District 45

Farah N. Louis

Flatbush, Midwood, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park, Canarsie

Deed Theft

In 2020, the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) launched the Protect Our Homes Initiative, which protects homeowners from deed theft scams through community education and outreach, enforcement, and policy and legislative proposals.

Attorney General James encourages those who have been scammed to report complaints by calling the office (800) 771-7755 or by filling out a complaint form. The OAG cannot assist with mortgage payments; however, homeowners throughout New York State who are behind on their mortgage or other charges can get free help in their community by calling the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) hotline at (855) HOME-456 or (855) 466-3456. Any identifying information provided to the Attorney General’s office will be protected in a manner consistent with state law and policies on the safeguarding of identifying information.