Foreclosure snafu: Bank contractors accused of cleaning out wrong homes

Rossen Reports: Firms accused of cleaning out wrong homes 3:40

Imagine coming home and finding everything you have is gone.

It's a hidden side of the foreclosure crisis: If you fall behind in your mortgage and you go into foreclosure, banks will often hire contractors to go to your house and take it over, sometimes breaking in and chucking everything. But an investigation by TODAY found they've made big mistakes.

Watch the video above or click here to read National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen’s report.

More from NBC News Investigations:

Follow NBC News Investigations on Twitter and Facebook