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Mortgage Fraud Links

FREDDIE MAC - Avoiding Mortgage Fraud

Layman’s guide to Mortgage Fraud, including examples and links to assistance. www.freddiemac.com/avoidfraud

MBAA-MBA Fights Mortgage Fraud

Complete one stop web sites for mortgage fraud information and news. Links to the FBI and reports by the Mortgage Asset Research Institute reports on Mortgage Fraud.

FBI-Mortgage Fraud

A comprehensive overview of mortgage fraud in the US, Including links to news, real stories, and statistics. www.fbi.gov/hq/mortgage_fraud.htm

DOJ-Mortgage Fraud

Information on reporting mortgage fraud to law enforcement as well as news regarding mortgage fraud. www.justice.gov/usao/md/Mortgage-Fraud/index.html

National Association of Realtors - Field Guide to Mortgage Fraud

A compendium of mortgage fraud resources. Includes links to both federal and state law enforcement and regulators. Consumer friendly explanations of mortgage fraud to assist consumers protect themselves. http://www.realtor.org/field-guides/field-guide-to-mortgage-fraud

AnnualCreditReport.com

Allows consumers to track changes to their credit history and prevent erroneous and fraudulent transaction using their identity. www.homeloanlearningcenter.com/ConsumerHelpDesk/
UnderstandingandReportingSuspectedPredatoryLendingandFraud.htm/

FTC - Identity Theft

A comprehensive web site on identity theft and its impact on consumers. Provides assistance to consumers who suspect they are the victim on identity theft. www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/

FTC - Understanding Mortgages

Provides information about mortgages and the home buying process. Helps consumers defend themselves from being the victims of mortgage and foreclosure assistance scams. www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/credit/mortgage.shtm

BITS - Mortgage Fraud Prevention: An Education and Awareness Toolkit for Consumers

A report on mortgage fraud and how to avoid becoming a victim. Gives examples of common schemes and tips for obtaining a legitimate mortgage. http://www.bits.org/publications/fraud/BITSMortgageFraudToolkit013108.pdf

BITS - Be Your Own Best Advocate: Mortgage Fraud Prevention

A report on common mortgage fraud schemes and recommended "do's and dont's". http://www.bits.org/publications/fraud/BITSMortgageBeYourOwnAdvocate083109.pdf

HUD - Don't Be A Victim Of Loan Fraud

Tips to assist consumers from being the victim on loan fraud. Provides 11 tips to being a smart mortgage consumer. www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/buying/loanfraud.cfm

Treasury Department FINCEN – Mortgage Fraud

News releases, reports, speeches and testimony from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. http://www.fincen.gov/news_room/rp/mortgagefraud_suspectedMortageFraud.html

 

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