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New Fraud Program at Freddie Mac Gets Results

Better late than never . . .

Since Freddie Mac added a new chapter to its Seller / Servicer Guide about two and a half years ago, reports from lender about potential mortgage fraud are up significantly.

Joan Ferenczy,Vice President, Financial Instrument Fraud Officer at Freddie Mac says that the new Chapter 7 of the Guide is entitled “Mortgage Fraud Detection, Prevention and Reporting.” Providing regular fraud reports to the agency is now a contractual obligation of the lenders. One of the requirements, which is a red flag for mortgage fraud, is reporting instances where the first payment was not made – a default from the start.

The hotline number to report mortgage fraud on a Freddie Mac-backed loan is 1-800-4FRAUD-8.

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