Mortgage fraud covers a variety of actions in which a person or organization uses false information in order to gain a benefit. While there is no specific statute outlawing mortgage fraud, it is a common theory underlying a prosecution for bank fraud, wire fraud, and other cases. Mortgage brokers, real estate brokers, appraisers, and real estate lawyers are those most commonly targeted in these investigations and prosecutions.
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Examples of the facts underlying these cases include providing false financial information on a loan application, forging pay stubs or tax returns in order to obtain a mortgage, falsifying an appraisal in order to increase profits, equity skimming by using a mortgage to purchase a property, and never making payments or taking a second mortgage to use as a down payment on another mortgage without the first lender’s knowledge.
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