Lenders Beware: Here Are 2022’s Top Metros for Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage and loan fraud is on the rise, having leapt 15% in the first quarter of 2022 over the same quarter last year. Lenders should be aware that the threat of mortgage fraud is highest in the following metropolitan areas, ranked by risk:

Poughkeepsie – Newburgh – Middletown, New York

Miami – Ft. Lauderdale – Pompano Beach, Florida

San Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara, California

Las Vegas – Henderson – Paradise, Nevada

New York – Newark – Jersey City, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Los Angeles – Long Beach – Anaheim, California

San Francisco – Oakland – Berkely, California

Stockton, California

New Orleans – Metairie, Louisiana

McAllen – Edinburg – Mission, Texas

Orlando – Kissimmee – Sanford, Florida

Houston – The Woodlands – Sugar Land, Texas

Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk, Connecticut

San Antonio – New Braunfels, Texas

Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater, Florida

Even if your institution doesn’t have operations in any of these major metro areas, it’s advised that all lenders be on the lookout for fraudulent mortgage and refi applications, forged or missing data in all paperwork, potential issues with employees and possible title transfer frauds.

However, it may be nearly impossible for the naked eye to catch many, if not all, of these frauds.

It’s why banks and other lenders should implement an artificial-intelligence-based fraud detection and prevention system capable of detecting even the smallest of data anomalies that often pass through mortgage and lending departments unnoticed.

ToolCASE custom develops Ai for banks and lenders that can identify risk almost immediately and detect fraudulent activities in real-time.

With mortgage fraud having jumped 15% in Q1, and is likely to keep growing, the ToolCASE solution could potentially save your institution millions in fraudulent mortgage losses.

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Or read more about the rise in mortgage fraud, HERE