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Somebody Noticed Mortgage Fraud in the San Joaquin Valley

According to the Contra Costa Times “Mortgage fraud has increased so dramatically in the San Joaquin Valley that a task force of federal, state and local agencies has been formed to fight back”.

My question – and probably yours too – is where has mortgage fraud NOT increased?

In unprecedented cooperation between federal and local agencies, the FBI, IRS, Secret Service, Department of Housing and D.A.s in Fresno, Tulare have formed a task force to investigate mortgage fraud and other foreclosure scams in the central region of California. The FBI has already set up 65 similar task forces around the country.

Here’s some unsurprising statistics: in 2008,  the FBI received 28,873 reports of suspected mortgage fraud in the U.S. and had more than 2,000 cases under investigation. But they only opened 734 cases, about 2.5% of the total reported. Not good news for victims . . .

Read the Full Article in the Contra Costa Times.

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