This page provides direct links,phone numbers and infromation about Government Agencies to which you may report suspected frauds and scams. This website has considerable free resources, links to the relevant government and nonprofit agencies and guides to help you determine if an email, phone call or letter is from a fraudster or a legitimate source.
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Mortgage relief fraud schemes are still around, according to the Federal Trade Commission.. Acting on a complaint by the F.T.C., a federal court has halted a mortgage relief operation that the commission accused of taking in more than $1 million by offering troubled homeowners "bogus" help in staving off foreclosure.
United States to narrow the scope of the mail and wire fraud statutes, ruling that the statute pertained only to schemes to defraud victims of tangible property, including money. In 1988, Congress enacted a new law that specifically criminalized schemes to defraud victims of "the intangible right of honest services" (honest services fraud).
“Lee Farkas was the mastermind behind one of the largest fraud schemes in history involving a mortgage lending company. from a broad range of federal agencies, regulatory authorities, inspectors.
The 2005 White Paper focused on methods to detect, investigate, and deter third party mortgage fraud. financial institutions have experienced an increase in the number, volume, and types of mortgage fraud schemes resulting in significant losses. The 2009 White Paper updates mortgage fraud trends and schemes currently impacting financial.
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The President’s Executive Order directs the Task Force to invite participation from law enforcement partners at many departments and agencies. By working together, we can achieve more effective and efficient outcomes. Drawing on our pooled resources, we can identify and stop fraud on a wider scale than any one agency acting alone.
In response to the FTC’s complaint, the Court shut down the companies and froze their assets. The FTC has asked the Court to extend this relief until trial. For more information about avoiding mortgage relief scams, read our Mortgage Relief Scams article. If you’re the victim of a mortgage relief scam, report it to the FTC.
Attorney General targets mortgage fraud ring. New York State Attorney General Spitzer today announced that he has filed a lawsuit alleging that a group of real estate sellers, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and appraisers pursued a fraudulent real estate flipping scheme targeting minority neighborhoods in Brooklyn.