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Purchase Mortgages, High LTVs May Up Fraud Risk in 2017

2016 Ends With Increase in National Fraud Index

Bridget Berg    |    Mortgage Performance

National Mortgage Origination Fraud Index

Mortgage fraud has been relatively low since strong lending controls were spurred in the aftermath of the financial crisis. But there are trends we expect to emerge in 2017 that may change that outlook, and the level of risk, significantly.

At the end of the fourth quarter, the CoreLogic Fraud Index rose to 122, matching its highest level from three years ago (the baseline of 100...