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Mortgage Fraud


These scams hit us right where we live.

From foreclosure frauds to subprime shenanigans, mortgage fraud is a growing crime threat that is hurting homeowners, businesses, and the national economy. We have developed new ways to detect and combat mortgage fraud, including collecting and analyzing data to spot emerging trends and patterns. And we are using the full array of investigative techniques to find and stop criminals before the fact, rather than after the damage has been done.

In Depth

General Information
- Mortgage Fraud Overview
- Mortgage Fraud Reports: 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
- Response to Article on Mortgage Crisis

Key Mortgage Fraud Scams
- Emerging Schemes
- House Stealing
- Reverse Mortgages

- Tips on Preventing Mortgage Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud Warning Poster (pdf)

Stories and Features
- ‘House King’ a Royal Con
- Beware of Foreclosure Fraud
- Distressed Homeowners Fraud Case
- Operation Stolen Dreams
- Miami Summit:  Release
- Director on Financial Crisis
- “Dream Homes” Scheme
- Operation Malicious Mortgage
- Subprime Loans and More
- New Partnership to Combat Problem
- Operation Quick Flip