Avoiding Mortgage Fraud for Appraisers

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Avoiding Mortgage Fraud for Appraisers has earned an average of 4.52 out of 5 stars from 6299 ratings.
This course provides an in-depth look at mortgage and valuation fraud in the United States.  First, we must understand the definition of fraud, and how it applies in mortgage lending and appraising.   
Illustrations and examples of various fraud schemes that are common today are offered. These include flipping, silent seconds and cash back at closing schemes.  The appraiser’s role in various types of swindles will be examined.  We will also discuss appraisal pressure, predatory lending, and various illegal lending practices such as packing and equity stripping.
Next, various enforcement and legal issues, including civil vs. criminal liability, investigation and prosecution of appraisers, and appraiser identity theft will be studied in detail. Finally, we will outline several steps appraisers can take to limit their liability, and ensure they are not ensnared in the web of a fraud scheme.

Chapter list:

1. The Basics of Fraud
2. What is Mortgage Fraud?
3. The Pervasive Nature of Mortgage Fraud
4. Fraud and the Appraiser
5. Inflated Appraisals and Client Pressure
6. Prosecution of Appraisers
7. Avoiding Involvement
8. Case Studies – Putting it all Together
9. Final Exam

Appraisal Continuing Education Course Ratings and Reviews

McKissock is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6291.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This course provided interesting material that I now realize needs to be taken seriously in my work as an appraiser. Useful and well-organized material.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from no thanks
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from McKissock classes are always well organized and informative. They are the only continuing education i take!
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At first I took the course reluctantly. Also, I have almost 30 years as an appraiser, I had no idea of the liability we face, and the great need, especially, to make sure our reports have language to protect their unauthorized use. I highly recommend the course.
Date published: 2021-01-12
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