Friday, June 18 2010
The FBI says it will renew its efforts to end mortgage fraud. A spokesman said last week that the FBI anticipates arresting hundreds in crackdowns scheduled over the coming weeks.
Offenses agents expect to find range from schemes that encourage borrowers to lie about their incomes to scams that rely on falsifying foreclosure information.
The FBI has set up 23 fraud task forces across the U.S. to carry out the anticipated sweep.
Source: Financial Times (06/11/2010) http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2010061403?OpenDocument
Sunday, January 17 2010
EVANSVILLE - Many people are opening their hearts and wallets to help those in need in Haiti, but the FBI wants everyone to be careful who they give their money to. Officials said past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted scams.
The FBI provided this list of things to look for before making a donation:
• Do not respond to any unsolicited (spam) incoming e-mails, including clicking links contained within those messages.
Officials ask that anyone who gets such an e-mail or may have been a victim of this kind of scam to notify the Internet Crime Compliant Center at www.ic3.gov.
The IC3 is a joint effort between the FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to report and alert authorities of online scams.