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Mortgage Fraud Declines In 2012!

Submitted by • August 27, 2012

Florida, along with California and Nevada, leads the nation for suspicious activity reports filings.

Mortgage fraud is on the decline, according to a report by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) – or at least people are feeling less suspicious. The report indicates that the number of Mortgage Loan Fraud (MLF) Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) that were submitted in the first quarter of 2012 decreased 31 percent, year over year. FinCEN believes that the particularly sharp decline in submissions is largely due to a high volume of mortgage loan repurchase demands in 2011. While these demands are ongoing, the volume is far less today[1].

The vast majority of MLF SARs took place more than two years before filing in 2012, and 72 percent occurred more than four years before filing. 44 percent actually occurred five or more years before filing. California, Nevada, and Florida led the nation in per capita MLF SARs in Q1 2012[2].

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