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Residential, US Real Estate

Rental application fraud rises during COVID-19 pandemic

By Mike Wheatley | May 20, 2020
Rental application fraud has grown significantly since the COVID-19 crisis began, according to new data from real estate technology and fraud detection company Snappt. The company’s latest report shows that application fraud has increased by 9% month-over-month since the pandemic began, with many inflating their income to qualify for rentals, or else disguising the source […]
US Real Estate

Kansas City couple lose $130K in down payment scam

By Mike Wheatley | January 1, 2019
A couple from Kansas City, Missouri, recently lost a massive $130,000 down payment in a money wire scam that’s becoming increasingly prevalent in real estate transactions. The couple, Ross and Melinda Fulton, were trying to buy a home so that they could live closer to their daughters and grandchild in the Kansas City area. They […]
Mortgage, US Real Estate

Mortgage application fraud grows 17% in first half of 2017

By Mike Wheatley | October 12, 2017
Mortgage fraud is back in vogue with reports suggesting that a growing number of borrowers are lying on their loan applications.
Google, Real Estate Technology

Beware of 'phishing' email attacks via Google Docs

By Mike Wheatley | May 5, 2017
Hackers have developed a new scam involving Google Docs that was widely reported this week.
US Real Estate

CoreLogic warns of new "reverse occupancy scam"

By Mike Wheatley | January 9, 2017
CoreLogic is warning that mortgage fraudsters have reversed their approach to one of the most traditional occupancy scams in the book.
Realtors, US Real Estate

Rex Alan Harris charged with real estate TV ad scam

By Mike Wheatley | May 9, 2016
Police have arrested and charged a Louisiana man for carrying out an alleged advertising scam targeting real estate professionals.
Mortgage, US Real Estate

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

By Mike Wheatley | December 14, 2015
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.
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