Housing / Real Estate / Mortgage
Anytime a consumer is defrauded of funds from a real estate investment through online means. Fraud against a consumer trying to refinance, loan, modify, short sale, or reverse mortgage; or who is in foreclosure. Fraudster illegally transfers property to their name and rents out the property. Housing (rentals or purchases) described on the internet that does not exist as described. Fake rental ads or real ads stolen and advertised by a perpetrator.
The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident or chat with an online support specialist at the FTC Complaint Assistant. The FTC will create a report number and a copy of the report for your records.
The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Once processed, complaints filed via their website may be referred to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation. Any investigation opened on any complaint is initiated at the discretion of the law enforcement and/or regulatory agency receiving the complaint information. Reporting the incident at IC3 will not result in a call back for assistance.
Report to CFPB
The following resources have been gathered and vetted in order to better serve you. These resources have been chosen to help simplify the process of recovery after a cyber incident has taken place. With these resources you may need to contact organizations outside Fraudsupport.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Mortgage Fraud Recovery Checklist
Mortgage Fraud Help: Call Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855) 411-2372 or Submit Complaint
Get Answers on Foreclosure Scam
Clear your name from a fraudulent mortgage:
Once the proper organizations have been notified and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity. Let’s take action and strengthen your cybersecurity with the following resources and tools.
Before shopping, heck to see if a site is safe: Click Here
Victimconnect.org Mortgage Fraud
Are you eligible for a refund from recent FTC Cases?
Before shopping, check to see if a site is safe: Click Here
FTC.gov Shopping Online
Help with Scams on Google Accounts
Help with Scams on Instagram Accounts
Help with Scams on LinkedIn
Learn about scams and internet safety at Xfinity
FDIC.gov Consumer Scams