Beware auto loan modification scams

TV ads promising extra money each month through an auto loan modification may be tempting, but be wary of scams, warns the Delaware chapter of the Better Business Bureau.

"Auto loan modification companies are following in the footsteps of unscrupulous mortgage modification companies which have long targeted struggling families who are just trying to stay above water," Delaware chapter president Christine Sauers said. "Some companies may make it look like they are tossing out a life preserver, but they end up pulling many borrowers deeper underwater."