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Fraud Prevention

With the advances in technology, criminals finding new avenues to take advantage of individuals.

Between faulty craigslist postings, rental scams and faulty brokers, the numbers of scams aimed to steal your money or property keeps increasing. Make sure you are aware of current scams to avoid being taken advantage of.

Topics

What is Mortgage Fraud?

Mortgage fraud has become more prevalent over time and is a particular concern during an economic recession. Upheaval in housing markets, homeowners facing foreclosure and unscrupulous persons looking for easy money all contribute to a climate in which mortgage fraud may occur.

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San Diego County District Attorney

Information on foreclosure fraud and rescue scams. 

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Fraud-Proof Yourself

The Fair Housing and Lending Council provides the public with information and services related to combating the various real estate and mortgage loan fraud schemes, such as loan modification; short sales; lease buy back schemes and pre-paid rental fraud.

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Housing Help & Foreclosure Prevention

The San Diego County Library offers educational classes where you can speak to a lawyer, housing, or mortgage counselor on foreclosure, bankruptcy and how to keep your home. All for free! 

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FBI-Mortgage Fraud

From foreclosure frauds to subprime shenanigans, mortgage fraud is a growing crime threat that is hurting homeowners, businesses, and the national economy. Learn more here about the scope of the problem and our work to combat it.

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Brown Warns Homeowners to Avoid Forensic Loan Audits

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) and the State Bar of California in warning Californians to avoid forensic loan audits, the loan-modification industry's latest "phony foreclosure-relief service," in which homeowners pay up-front fees for a forensic review of their lender's practices, but are provided no actual foreclosure relief.

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