Third Party Tactices: Tips for Managing the Equifax Breach. Read More

Scammers Conning Homebuyers Out of Their Downpayments. Read More

 Mortgage Fraud is On The Rise and Here Is What It Means to You. Read More.

 Law Enforcement Officials See Increased Sophistication in Mortgage Fraud. Read More

 As Mortgages Shift to Purchase Market, So Do Fraud Schemes. Read More

 Coto De Caza man gets 8 years for $2 million home loan cam that target more than 500 people. Read More

 SEC says "first ever cryptocurrency backed by real estate" is a fraud. Read More

 Buzzworthy with Ann Fulmer: Risk Management, Borrower Liens and Judgments Read More

 HUD Must get Better at Stopping Section 8 Fraud Read More

  CitiMortgage, Inc., O’Fallon, MO, Improperly Filed for FHA-HAMP Partial Claims Before Completing the Loan Modifications and Reinstating the Loans Read More

 Former Tulsa Housing Authority executive pleads guilty to audit fraud charge. Read More

 Convicted ex-lender who defrauded taxpayers is skimping on victim payments while living large, feds say Read More.

 Rate Defects Up From Year Ago; Rising Rates Could Spell Further Increase. Read More

 Sounding the Alarm. Mortgage Wire Fraud is a much bigger threat than you realize. Read More

 Ex-Asbury Park Housing Authority Executive Director Admits to $90K Theft. Read More

 CoreLogic: Mortgage Credit Risk Up in 3Q Read More

 Former Falls Housing Director Admits Theft. Read More

 4 More Charged With Sandy Fraud. Read More



A New Twist On Owner Occupancy Fraud

We often hear that there is no such thing as a perfect crime. Perhaps that is why there is always a fraudster trying to improve them.

CoreLogic says the newest wrinkle in mortgage fraud is a reverse approach to the old misrepresenting occupancy scam. Traditionally it has been prospective investors who have claimed they intend owner occupancy.  By posing as a resident owner they might qualify for a better interest rate, lower fees, a smaller downpayment or higher loan amount than they would by applying for a mortgage as an investor. Read More

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Damages From Mortgage Fraud Multiply As Time Passes

Though property fraud can ultimately be rectified in court, sometimes it's already too late. If the true owner of a property passes away before the fraud is discovered, or if it's discovered during a pending property sale, the resulting delay can be enough to derail the transaction. Inability to Get Refinance Until Title is Cleared Delays in Sales of Property Legal Costs to Clear Up Title. View Video

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