You are here: Home Mortgage Fraud Online Toolkit Understanding Mortgage Fraud

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



Understanding Mortgage Fraud Fact Sheet for Victim Service Providers









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. 


Life After Foreclosure

Loan Modification Scams

National and Local Agencies Partner to Assist Victims of Mortgage Fraud

Prosecutors and Victim Service Providers Working Together

Understanding Financial Fraud Victimology

Understanding Mortgage Fraud

Unfair and Abusive Mortgage Servicing Practices

Success Stories

Taking Action: The Advocate's Role in Assisting Financial Fraud Victims

Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Mortgage Fraud Webinar

PowerPoint Presentations
Research Findings on Victims of Mortgage Fraud and Road to Recovery PowerPoint

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. 













PowerPoint Presentations

Discriminatory Lending Cases PowerPoint

Are You a Victim of Mortgage Fraud? There’s HOPE NOW! PowerPoint

HUD-Approved Agencies to Rescue PowerPoint

Emerging Mortgage Fraud Hotspots PowerPoint

Mortgage Fraud and Its Impact in Local Communities PowerPoint

Scheme of Things PowerPoint

Catching Schemers and Aiding Victims PowerPoint


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.

Document Actions