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Mortgage Fraud Index

Mortgage Fraud Index 880 in Q1 2013
Mortgage Fraud Index 880 in Q1 2013
Adjusted Index Value
Dollar Amount
Q1 2013 880 $1,411,583,521
Q4 2012 758 $1,254,832,325
Q3 2012 1017 $1,682,800,448
Q2 2012 1160 $1,784,391,049
Q1 2012 1151 $1,751,061,769
Q4 2011 1141 na
Q3 2011 1173 $1,333,189,232
Q2 2011 1261 $1,587,573,586
Q1 2011 990 $1,247,615,165
Q4 2010 814 $867,318,214
Q3 2010 1007 $1,850,531,120
Q2 2010 1699 $2,248,657,052
Q1 2010 1144 $1,920,057,275




  • annual index is average of four quarters
  • cases active in multiple quarters are only reflected
    once in annual numbers

complete FraudBlogger Index data, including statistics by state,
available at

  • The Index was created by and utilizes mortgage fraud data tracked by

  • The index reflects active criminal and civil mortgage fraud cases.

  • Cases involving larger dollar amounts are given greater value in the index.

  • Excludes foreclosure fraud and investor fraud.

  • If there were no fraud activity tracked during a given month, the index would be zero.

  • A minimum of $100,000 was used for all cases tracked including when no amount was available. The national total index is an aggregate of all state data.

  • When no data was available on the dollar amount involved, estimates were based on available data such as the number of properties involved, losses to lenders or the number of charges filed.

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