The Real Deal Miami

Attorney General sets up fraud Web site

April 16, 2009 11:19AM

The office of Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum established a mortgage fraud page at myfloridalegal.com, a Web site to help homeowners caught up in mortgage fraud. People can get access to public notice of investigations, find complaint forms and get tips to spot possible fraud. The statewide Mortgage Fraud Task Force has filed six lawsuits, settled with seven companies and is actively investigating more than 50 companies. Florida ranked third nationally in the dollar amount of mortgage fraud during the fourth quarter of 2008, MortgageDaily.com reported. It had $344,634,286 in mortgage fraud tracked. Only
New York, with
$374,334,000, and California, with a little more than $1 billion, ranked higher.