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Partner Agencies                   Consumer Awareness: Stopping Fraud Before It Starts

The resources provided in this toolkit are the result of the efforts of many  government agencies and other organizations dedicated to the prevention of and supportive response to mortgage fraud and its victims. In the fight against fraud, it never hurts to be aware of every resource available to you, so take the time to visit the websites listed in our Partner Agencies section to see how they can help you, whether you’re a victim or a 
victim service provider.

Ultimately, the best way to combat fraud is to help consumers make smart choices before they ever become “at risk.” This section includes information and resources to help consumers in general understand their rights and responsibilities and the keys to making fiscally sound decisions.

Tips for Using these Resources

If you are:

  • looking for more information about financial fraud in general—visit the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force at for a wealth of additional resources
  • preparing to buy a home or refinance your existing home loan—learn how to be a smart consumer from HUD’s Don’t Be a Victim to Loan Fraud fact sheet
  • a victim service provider or community leader—consider using information from the resources in this section to host consumer awareness- and prevention-focused workshops in your community

 This project is supported by Grant 2011-VF-GX-K021, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime,Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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