Understanding the Basics of Mortgage Fraud

Understanding the Basics of Mortgage Fraud
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12 Credits


Mortgage fraud continues to threaten the health of our economy and anti-fraud professionals like you are needed to combat this global problem. In this course, learn to take a stand against mortgage fraud by exploring the history of the mortgage industry and its role in the global financial crisis. Examine the life cycle of a mortgage loan to identify potential areas for fraud and learn techniques to recognize red flags of common mortgage fraud schemes and methods for prevention. 



You Will Learn How To:

Identify legislation and other legal remedies used to combat mortgage fraud

Identify the life cycle of mortgage loans and all parties involved in the mortgage lending process

Recall the way the mortgage industry has evolved over the years and its impact on the economy

Recognize existing and emerging mortgage fraud schemes and common red flags for each

Recognize the three Cs of the mortgage lending process and fraud schemes related to each

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 12
NASBA Information: Specialized Knowledge
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: November 2021
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


CPE Credit

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