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4 Minutes to a Safer You

4 Minutes to a Safer You

International Fraud Week is a good time to learn what scams are out there and how to protect yourself. Take 4 minutes to watch these 4 videos to become a safer renter and homebuyer today.

Don't be Spoofed: It's a Wrap

Don't be Spoofed: It's a Wrap

With the wrap up of National Cyber Security Awareness month, it's a good time to reflect and take some steps to become more cyber savvy. Today learn how to protect your mortgage application from identity thieves.

Don't be Spoofed: Take Two

Don't be Spoofed: Take Two

National Cyber Security Awareness month is a good time to reflect and take some steps to become more cyber savvy. Today's topic? Online rental scams.

Don't be Spoofed

Don't be Spoofed

It's spooky out there. Keep yourself and your information safe and secure — don't be spoofed! National Cyber Security Awareness month is a good time to reflect and take some steps to become more cyber savvy.

Avoiding Repair Scams After a Disaster

Avoiding Repair Scams After a Disaster

Fraud artists who show up after disasters promise quick, quality repairs but then overcharge, do shoddy work, or skip town with the insurance money before the job is done. Here's how to protect yourself.

Don't Buy Trouble When Fixing Your Credit

Don't Buy Trouble When Fixing Your Credit

A new Freddie Mac video shows why consumers who pay for a quick 'guaranteed' fix to poor credit usually end up buying a lot of trouble. Watch for tips to protect yourself.

The First Rule of Mortgage Applications Is: You Do Not Lie on Mortgage Applications

The First Rule of Mortgage Applications Is: You Do Not Lie on Mortgage Applications

A recent column by Ken Harney highlights why borrowers should never stretch the truth on a loan application to get a mortgage or a better interest rate.

Fraudster Preys on Christian Faithful, Gets 30 Years

Fraudster Preys on Christian Faithful, Gets 30 Years

A Michigan man is convicted for targeting a religious community with phony promises of foreclosure relief.

Lender Checklists for Fighting Mortgage Fraud

Lender Checklists for Fighting Mortgage Fraud

It's time to take a fresh look at their process for detecting and stopping mortgage fraud.

This is the Week to Learn About Mortgage Fraud

This is the Week to Learn About Mortgage Fraud

International Fraud Awareness Week is the time to review the best ways to avoid the most common mortgage and real estate scams.

Mortgage Fraud: Most Active States & Schemes

Mortgage Fraud: Most Active States & Schemes

The five most active states for mortgage fraud, and the most active schemes, according to Freddie Mac's fraud investigators.

How Do Mortgage Fraudsters Find Their Targets?

How Do Mortgage Fraudsters Find Their Targets?

Borrower desperation simplifies the fraudsters' job to the point where all they have to do is advertise a promise and post a phone number or e-mail address.

Three Tips for Mortgage Newbies

Three Tips for Mortgage Newbies

More tips on how to safely apply for a mortgage.

Beware of Phony Rental Ads

Beware of Phony Rental Ads

Fraudsters continue to con house hunters out of rent money and personal credit information by falsely advertising foreclosed homes they don't own as rentals. Here are some tips to avoid the scam.

Protect Your Mortgage Application from Identity Thieves

Protect Your Mortgage Application from Identity Thieves

Mortgage applications are a gold mine for identity thieves. Here's a common sense tip for keeping your personal data away from prying eyes.