Hundreds of thousands of Floridians are expected to receive foreclosure-restitution checks beginning this month through federal agreements with banks, but consumer advocates fear the letters could be mistaken for a scam or junk mail and thrown away.
The agreements, which replace the failed Independent Foreclosure Review, dole out $3.6 billion in cash to 4.2 million homeowners nationwide who were in some stage of foreclosure during 2009 and 2010.
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