Fraud continues to threaten homebuyers, renters and the mortgage industry. The latest report from CoreLogic, a real estate information company, says fraud is on an upward trajectory and estimates that some 13,000 mortgage applications made during the second quarter had indications of fraud.
Because November 13-19 is International Fraud Awareness Week, we're going to review ways to protect yourself and others from the mortgage and housing-related fraud scams Freddie Mac's Financial Fraud Investigation Unit (FFIU) is tracking this year.
You can avoid these and other frauds by remembering a few common-sense tips:
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