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It was reported last week that Mortgage Fraud Is On The Rise. However, I question whether Mortgage Fraud Is Truly On The Rise, or that just more Lenders are reporting Mortgage Fraud.
Earlier this year the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), enacted a new law which mandates that Lenders report any and all suspicious activity that they identify. Lenders are required to not only report suspicious activity, but they need to put in place a policy by which they will do so, and review it and update it yearly. As a result of this new law reports of suspicious activity have increase as more and more Lenders put their policies in place, and train their employees on what to look for, and how they are to report it.
So I question the accuracy of reports stating that Mortgage Fraud Is On The Rise. What I believe is on the rise is the reporting of Mortgage Fraud, which leads to the perception that Mortgage Fraud Is On The Rise. In fact my opinion is that Mortgage Fraud has been declining in recent years, do to the fact that Lenders are looking for it more and more.
What I found valuable in the report was the categories that Mortgage Fraud is being reported most in. The three areas that Mortgage Fraud is being reported the most is:
Condominiums ranked the highest for identity fraud
Simgle Family Properties ranked high for property valuation fraud
I think the fact that Lenders are being more vigilant in reporting suspicious activity is good, but what I am concerned about is whether any action is then taken by the CFPB. It is all fine and dandy that a better effort is being made to catch those that are committing Mortgage Fraud, but what good is it if these reports just sit on a shelf or on someones desk and nothing is done with them.
In stead of reports stating that Mortgage Fraud Is On The Rise, I want to see reports of an increase in putting those that commit Mortgage Fraud behind bars.
Who To Call For Your Mortgage Needs In Connecticut:
George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 email@example.com, or visit my McCue Mortgage Homepage
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