equity stripping

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equity stripping

A term applied to a variety of sleight-of-hand practices,most often:

• Offering to assist homeowners facing foreclosure through buying their home and then selling it back to them, usually at rates and on terms guaranteed to result in default and loss of all equity

• Protecting assets from creditors by encumbering the equity with loans from friendly creditors, such as relatives, who won't foreclose if you miss a few payments

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Builder Bailout 2% Advance Fee 2% Foreclosure Rescue 2% Commercial Real Estate Loan Fraud 4% Short Sale 4% Real Estate Investment 7% Title/Escrow/Settlement Fraud 14% Loan Origination Schemes 62% Equity Skimming 2% Bankruptcy Fraud 1% Source: FBI, "2010 Mortgage Fraud Report, Year in Review," August 2011.
Some of the current rising mortgage fraud trends include equity skimming, property flipping and mortgage-related identity theft.
The report notes significant new trends in mortgage fraud as well, including equity skimming and more sophisticated property flipping.
Some of the current rising mortgage-fraud trends include: equity skimming, property flipping and mortgage-related identity theft," said the report.