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Mortgage Brokers put Client Data at risk

by Robert Siciliano

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Your private information may not be safe with your own mortgage lender, even a small one, says cybersecurity firm HALOCK Security Labs. The leak may occur when data goes from applicant to lender. … Continue Reading

Mortgage Identity Theft

by ITRC

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Identity theft is a scary occurrence for any victim. Theft of your social security number or other personally identifying information is traumatizing. It is very disconcerting when identity theft victims discover that thieves have purchased electronics, clothing, or even cars using the stolen identity, but what if someone were to purchase an entire home in your name? … Continue Reading

A Grim Fairytale of Elder Abuse: The Straw Buyer and Reverse Mortgage Scam

by Robin Slade

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Once upon a time a con named Don wanted to purchase a foreclosed, depressed property but was unable to obtain a mortgage. Don enlisted the help of a greedy son-of-a-b*&^% named Mitch to act as a “straw buyer.” They were able to secure a loan because Mitch fraudulently led the bank to believe the property would be used as his primary residence. … Continue Reading

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It’s as easy for hackers to phish out your personal data as it is to sit in a canoe on a still pond, cast the bait and wait for the fish to bite.
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Promises here today, gone tomorrow

We’ve all probably seen ads online, on TV, and in newpapers: “Job placement – Guaranteed!” “Interview Today. Start Tomorrow.” When we’re out of work, an ad promising a job starts to look really good. … Continue Reading

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Scammers Pose as E-ZPass to Collect ‘Unpaid Tolls’

Using E-ZPass for a road trip this summer? Watch out. Scammers are posing as E-ZPass in emails and claiming to collect unpaid tolls. The emails carry viruses that infect your computer and can open you up to ID theft. … Continue Reading

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