Avoid Mortgage Fraud: Protect your identity
Identity theft can play a role in mortgage fraud
crimes on the final closing documents of a real estate transaction. Suppose an unscrupulous broker lures buyers or sellers with common first and last names. By omission or tampering, the deletion or addition of a middle name or initial can change who is applying for a loan or transferring a title.
Compare your closing paperwork against earlier draft versions, in the company of an attorney, if possible. Pay special attention to ensure that your name appears exactly as it does on your legal ID. If an error seems suspicious, contact a real estate lawyer right away.
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