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Capital Funding Corporation of America, Inc., utilizes a sophisticated suite of advanced software tools alongside stringent underwriting procedures to combat Loan Fraud and Identity Theft
NOTICE: ANY SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION TO CFC KNOWINGLY CONTAINING FALSE INFORMATION IN CONNECTION WITH A MORTGAGE LOAN APPLICATION IS A FEDERAL CRIME
Mortgage fraud means a material misstatement, misrepresentation, or omission relied upon by CFC to fund or purchase – or not to fund or purchase – a mortgage.
Such mortgage fraud includes, but is not limited to, false information contained in identification and employment documents, false mortgagee or mortgagor identity, and fraudulent appraisals; theft of custodial funds, non-remitted payoff funds, misrepresentations of borrower funds, and property flipping where designed to falsely inflate property value.
Possible mortgage fraud means that CFC has a reasonable belief, based upon a review of information available, that mortgage fraud may be occurring or has occurred. It is the intent of CFC’s Zero Tolerance Loan Fraud Policy (“Policy”) to support the industry’s and law enforcement’s efforts to eradicate residential mortgage loan fraud. Accordingly, by doing business with CFC, the Borrower, Broker, Realtor shall be directly responsible for the actions performed in the course of doing business with CFC and for maintaining compliance with this Policy. Although loan fraud may be perpetrated in many forms, some of the most common examples are shown below:
- Identity theft
- Submission of inaccurate or misleading information, including false statements on loan application(s) and falsification of documents purporting to substantiate credit, employment, deposit and asset information or personal information including identity, ownership/non-ownership of the real property;
- The alteration or forgery of otherwise predominately accurate information;
- Inaccurate representations of current occupancy or intent to maintain required occupancy as agreed in the security instrument;
- Lack of due diligence or concern by borrower, realtor, broker, loan officer, interviewer or processor, including failure to obtain or divulge all information required by the application and failure to request further information as dictated by Borrower’s response to other questions. This could include the following examples: (i) simultaneous or consecutive processing of multiple owner-occupied loans from a single applicant where information differs on each application; (ii) permitting an applicant or interested third party to assist with the processing of the loan; and (iii) failure to disclose any relevant or pertinent information known to the Broker which could negatively impact the lending decision.
CFC specifically represents and warrants the quality and integrity of its loan production to CFC’s investors. Consequently, loans containing fraud or material misrepresentations negatively impact CFC’s business reputation and can severely strain investor relationships. The potential consequences for knowing participants of this practice are also very serious and CFC’s position is a zero tolerance policy.
Examples of the possible consequences:
- Acceleration of debt as authorized by the security instrument (Deed of Trust / Mortgage).
- Criminal prosecution, which may result in possible fines, imprisonment or both.
- Civil action by CFC for damages.
- Civil action by other parties to the transaction such as seller or real estate agent/broker.
- Forfeiture of any professional license.
- Long term adverse effect on credit history.
For Brokers / Realtors:
- Criminal prosecution, which could result in fines, imprisonment or both.
- Revocation of Broker’s license.
- Loss of access privileges to lenders resulting from the exchange of legally permissible information between lenders, mortgage insurance companies; FHLMC, FNMA and other investors; policy agencies; and state and federal regulatory agencies including the Department of Justice and the FBI.
- Loan repurchase and/or liability to CFC for resulting monetary loss.
- Civil action by borrower, CFC and/or other parties involved in the transaction.
- Loss of approval status with CFC
BROKER HEREBY REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS TO CFC FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY AND AGREES TO IMMEDIATELY REPORT ANY AND ALL SUSPECTED LOAN FRAUD TO CFC
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