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American Conference Institute’s 7th National Mortgage Fraud conference will be held October 24-25, 2011, at the Washington Marriott in Washington DC. Click here for the pdf of the agenda.

The turmoil created by mortgage fraud has cost the industry nearly billions of dollars in the last decade. Now banks are facing new challenges in light of U.S. v. Deutsche Bank, increased repurchase requests and the countless red flags to watch for. Federal and state enforcement agencies are becoming more aggressive in their efforts to mitigate fraud. As new fraud schemes materialize and the old scams become more sophisticated, it is crucial that you keep your prevention and detection practices in top shape.

Some of the issues to be discussed this year include:

– Mortgage fraud trends, hotspots, schemes and red flags
– Flopping and short sales
– Settlement agent fraud
– How to prepare for and defend against increased loan repurchase requests
– The new and complex world of HUD/FHA lending requirements
– False Claims Act expansions and related Dodd-Frank and PFCRA anti-fraud measures
– Best practices for fraud prevention and underwriting
– Loan modifications and foreclosure rescue groups
– Reverse mortgage fraud

The event also features:

– Government speakers from: Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, FDIC, Office of the Inspector General, United States Attorney’s Office, E.D. Pa., Federal Reserve System, Office of Inspector General, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Federal Bureau of Investigation
– an in-house faculty from Freddie Mac, Flagstar Bank , WCS Lending, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley/Saxon Mortgage, FNC, First American Title Insurance, Allstate Appraisal, IMARC, Franklin American Mortgage, Equifax Verification Services, Fitch Ratings, Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company

The conference co-chairs are Kristina Maritczak (First Vice President, Associate General Counsel at Flagstar Bank) and Scott Goldsberry (Assistant Vice President at Bank of America Home Loans) Additional details and registration information are available at or by calling 888-224-2480.