California Real Estate Fraud Report

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Good News for Homeowners in Southern California

The FBI has announced that a new, multi-agency task force has been formed in Los Angeles to deal with the growing problem of mortgage fraud. The name of the task force is SCAM (Southern CAlifornia Mortgage)  and it will focus on both fraud-for-profit and fraud-for-housing.

Participating agencies include the United States Attorney’s Office- Central District of California; IRS- Criminal Investigation; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; the Small Business Administration- Office of Inspector General; the Social Security Administration- Office of Inspector General; the United States Attorney’s Office; the U.S. Trustee Program; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development- Office of General Inspector; the Department of Veterans Affairs; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation- Office of Inspector General.

If you have information you would like to report regarding illegal mortgage or loan schemes, contact the SCAM Task Force at their tollfree tip line at (866) 959-SCAM (7226). Online complaints may be sent to

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