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Understanding Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage regulations and processes frequently change and are complicated and confusing as it is. Add to that the stress homeowners feel when applying for a mortgage or refinancing because of financial straits, and fraudsters have the perfect conditions under which to manipulate their potential victims.

A deeper understanding of the types of mortgage fraud schemes and their impact on the housing industry gives victim service providers and community leaders a broader perspective to help victims and identify at-risk homeowners. 

This section offers more in-depth resources, including webinars and podcasts with noted subject matter experts, to help you do just that.

Tips for Using these Resources

If you:

  • are planning to give a presentation about mortgage fraud—gather talking points from the webinars and podcasts from notable subject matter experts for your presentation (and please be sure to give proper credit to your sources)
  • are a victim service provider—learn the basics of mortgage fraud from our Mortgage Fraud Fact Sheet for Victim Service Providers, and review the webinars and podcasts by respected subject matter experts for more in-depth information

Mortgage Fraud Webinar Series and Podcast Interviews

NCPC held monthly webinars to present the latest research, trends,and resources in the mortgage fraud industry. These presenters, respected subject matter experts in the field, have made their presentations available to you via recorded webinars, PowerPoint slides, and podcast interviews.

Please be sure to give proper credit when citing information from these presentations.


Mortgage Fraud Virtual Conference

In 2013, NCPC held a virtual conference on mortgage fraud.

The conference was designed to teach about mortgage fraud, preventative measures for avoiding it, and what resources are available to its victims.Additionally, the conference provided information for victim service providers and fraud counselors to teach them how to most effectively assist those who come to them for help. 

OVC LOGOThis 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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