Combating mortgage fraud
Abstract: Mortgage fraud is among the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. But while there’s no foolproof method for fending off fraudsters, it’s critical for all banks to have an antifraud program. A report by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council provides a comprehensive look at mortgage fraud and outlines best practices for preventing fraud and red flags for detecting it. The report details older fraud schemes as well as newer ones and describes the most common mechanisms used to perpetrate these schemes.