Protect Yourself from Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud: Preserving the American Dream of Homeownership

Protect Yourself from Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud: Preserving the American Dream of Homeownership

by Ralph R Roberts, Rachel Dollar, Joe Kraynak
     
 


According to the FBI, real estate fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. From 2003 to 2004, reports of mortgage fraud jumped 146% and jumped another 28% from 2004 to 2005.With seven out of ten Americans owning their own homes, a huge number of people are potentially susceptible to this burgeoning crime epidemic.

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According to the FBI, real estate fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. From 2003 to 2004, reports of mortgage fraud jumped 146% and jumped another 28% from 2004 to 2005.With seven out of ten Americans owning their own homes, a huge number of people are potentially susceptible to this burgeoning crime epidemic.

In Protect Yourself from Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud, real estate investors, professionals, and consumers will discover how to spot the signs of a scam and learn how to recover should they fall victim to fraud. With detailed overviews of each type of real estate fraud and compelling case studies illustrating exactly how these scams unfold, this comprehensive book will arm anyone with the necessary information to spot the warning signs, avoid becoming an unwilling victim or unwitting accomplice, and stop the con artists in their tracks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427754790
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ralph R. Roberts, CRS, GRI, dubbed by Time magazine as “the best-selling REALTOR® in America,” is a highly sought after speaker on detecting, stopping, and reporting fraudulent real estate activity. The author of six books, Roberts collaborates with Federal law enforcement to help educate consumers, as well as state and local law enforcement, regulators, and financial institutions on the problems associated with real estate fraud.

Rachel Dollar, Esq., CMB., is a recognized expert in the mortgage lending industry. She speaks nationwide and frequently teaches seminars on real estate and mortgage fraud, represents lenders in lawsuits seeking recovery of fraud losses and routinely consults with law enforcement in investigation and prosecution of fraud cases. Dollar was named by Inman News in 2005 as one of the top 100 most influential people in the real estate business.

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