In October 2009, NeighborWorks® America launched a national public education campaign to educate homeowners about loan modification scams. The campaign empowers homeowners to protect themselves against loan modification scams, find trusted help and report illegal activity to authorities. NeighborWorks® America is joined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of the Treasury, Federal Trade Commission, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and other national, state and local partners including 235 community-based affiliates. Together, they alert thousands of homeowners in hundreds of communities through real-life scam stories, fliers, postcards, e-cards, posters, print advertising, radio PSAs, events, word of mouth and social media activity. Materials are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Haitian Creole. The campaign encourages homeowners to “Know the signs. Get the facts.” Homeowners can call 1-888-995-HOPE (4673) for loan modification guidance from a HUD-approved counseling agency or to report a scam, or visit LoanScamAlert.org.