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Consumer Protection Assistance Coalition Says They Are Non-Profit But Want to Charge Fees.

“Dear Steve,

I have been attempting to get a home modification for the past 2 years and I was scammed once before.

I contacted a “non-profit” company called Consumer Protection Assistance Coalition and I have been offered a chance to go in and have a meeting with one of the lead attorney’s. Before I set an appointment, I asked them if I would have to pay a fee for their services. Can a non-profit company charge you fees?

Kevin”

Dear Kevin,

Yes, a nonprofit group can charge you fees. Many people misunderstand the term non-profit or not-for-profit. All it means is that the company is supposed to serve a charitable purpose and in return they are not taxed on their income. They can make as much extra money as they can.

My suggestion is always to contact your lender and a free HUD Housing Counselor first to get an idea of what solutions might be available before you spend any money.

You can also try the resources below.

Please post your responses and follow-up messages to me on this in the comments section below.

Sincerely,


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