First-Time Homebuyers Program*
Our First-Time Homebuyers Program walks you through the entire process and provides many financial advantages, if you qualify.
If an email pressures you to click a link — whether it’s to verify your login credentials or make a payment, you can be sure it’s a scam. ESSA will never ask you to do that. It’s best to avoid clicking links in an email. Before you click, hover over the link to reveal where it really leads.
ESSA will never use scare tactics, threats, or high-pressure language to get you to act quickly, but scammers will. Demands for urgent action should put you on high alert. No matter how authentic an email may appear, never reply with personal information like your password, PIN, or social security number.
In the same way defensive driving prevents car accidents, always treating incoming email as a potential risk will protect you from scams. Fraudulent emails can appear very convincing, using official language and logos, and even similar URLs. Always be alert.
ESSA will never send attachments like a PDF in an unexpected email. Misspellings and poor grammar are also warning signs of a phishing scam.