Mortgage application fraud grows 17% in first half of 2017



Mortgage fraud is back in vogue with reports suggesting that a growing number of borrowers are lying on their loan applications.

Beware of ‘phishing’ email attacks via Google Docs



Hackers have developed a new scam involving Google Docs that was widely reported this week.

CoreLogic warns of new “reverse occupancy scam”



CoreLogic is warning that mortgage fraudsters have reversed their approach to one of the most traditional occupancy scams in the book.

Rex Alan Harris charged with real estate TV ad scam



Police have arrested and charged a Louisiana man for carrying out an alleged advertising scam targeting real estate professionals.

Houston couple lands $5.4M in Wells Fargo foreclosure fraud case



Throughout the foreclose crisis we’ve seen hundreds, if not thousands of stories where the foreclosed homeowners claim the bank has broken the law by foreclosing on their home.

Is America’s Recovery Deflated by Crooks? A Ponzi Legacy



Ponzi Schemes and other examples of fraud cast a giant shadow on America’s recovery and overall future. Just how prevalent property and investment fraud are is not totally clear, but losing billions to criminals cannot help the American Dream.

Real Estate Investment Fraud 101 – Avoiding Over-Encumbered Property



These days many folks with cash savings, CD’s or IRA’s are in search of ways to increase their returns. Interest rates for bank CD’s, savings accounts, money market funds and IRA’s are just not what they used to be, and so many folks are considering non-traditional investments, because of the potential for higher interest income.

$2 Million Payout Settles Marshall C. Watson Fraud Case



A law firm based in Florida has agreed a penalty of $2 million which will be paid to the state for their alleged role in the mishandling of foreclosures. This is the first incidence of any kind of deal relating to the issue which began causing uproar last fall.

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