Mortgage Daily has reported that there was no quarterly change in the risk of mortgage fraud, according to the 2Q 2014 National Mortgage Fraud Risk Index published by analytics firm Interthinx. However, the risk of Valuation fraud was up for the quarter.
The mortgage fraud risk index, which is based on an analysis of loans processed through the FraudGUARD system. California has the highest fraud index. Florida and New Jersey are tied at second place for highest overall risk. The national Property Valuation Fraud Index was higher than the first quarter and the same point last year.