MORF Class List

Introduction to Mortgage Fraud

There is no tuition fee for this NW3C class for anyone actively employed with a State, Local or Tribal Law Enforcement agency.

For any class with a duration of 2 days or more, NW3C will charge Federal employees $750.00 per student. Agencies will receive an invoice upon completion of the training.

Mortgage fraud is a multi-billion dollar a year problem in the United States. Not only does mortgage fraud and related crimes cause damage to consumers, homeowners and businesses but also to the national economy.

The Introduction to Mortgage Fraud training for investigators and prosecutors is being offered by the NW3C as part of a larger collaborative BJA effort. This 2 ½ day training walks students through the traditional mortgage process while identifying red flags and potential frauds within the transactions and documents. Instructors discuss real-life examples of past and present cases and assist students in working through a mortgage fraud scenario involving several types of fraudulent activity.  Many times mortgage fraud is not a singular fraud and it may encompass other crimes.

The training includes presentations and discussions on the following topics:

  • Mortgage Fraud: Who, What, Where and Why?
    • What is mortgage fraud?
    • Why commit mortgage fraud?
    • Who are the victims / perpetrators?
    • Where is the  crime committed?
    • What laws apply?
  • Fraud and the Mortgage Process
    • Loan origination fraud
    • Multiple loans
    • Silent seconds
    • Straw buyer
    • Identity theft
    • Appraisal fraud
  • Post-Closing Frauds and Other Schemes
    • Illegal flipping
    • Illegal short sales
    • Real Estate Owned (REO) property
    • Builder bailout fraud
    • Illegal loan modification
    • Foreclosure rescue scams
    • Reverse mortgage scams
    • Debt elimination scams
    • Adverse possession
    • Sovereign citizen groups
  • State Specific Mortgage Fraud Statutes
  • Investigating Mortgage Fraud Cases


There are currently no scheduled classes for this course. If you are interested in knowing when the next class might be offered or would like more information in general please see the training contact information on this page.

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In an effort to enhance its support for law enforcement at the state and local level, NW3C participates in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) steering committee.

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