Mortgage Fraud Schemes & Characteristics

Mortgage fraud schemes are the intent to materially misrepresent or omit information on a mortgage loan application in order to obtain a loan or to obtain a larger loan that could have been obtained had the lender or borrower known the truth.

With today’s inherent complexity of real estate transactions, particularly those involving investors, offers ample opportunity to commit fraud.

Fannie Mae recently created a report that outlines common characteristics that accompany most fraud-for-profit schemes, and identifying them can be helpful in determining whether a loan is part of a larger fraud scheme. To view the report: