Tag Archives: Fraud

Explosive News: DOJ Goes after CoreLogic!

The Department of Justice has sent a Civil Information Demand  (CID) notice to CoreLogic. The CID  requires CoreLogic turn over documents and answer questions.   The article by Rob Hahn explains that the case revolves around not only the search features of the MLS systems, but the contracts and agreements on the use of MLS data… Read More »

No Payment to Appraisers

Last week VaCAP shared information on Clarocity Corporation and how the main investor StableView Assets was seizing the shares and foreclosing on the working assets, which includes Clarocity Valuation Services.  StableView in turn had an agreement to sell Clarocity Valuation Services to I Look About. We warned to proceed with caution or do not proceed… Read More »

AMC being sued for Bifurcation

AMC being sued for Bifurcation! VaCAP was forwarded an article this afternoon by one of our members.  The article from Foreclosurepedia is dated August 15, 2018 and concerns a class action law suit filed by property inspectors. ServiceLink Field Services, a division of ServiceLink is being sued for misclassifying employees. From the complaint filed in… Read More »

Judge Orders Quicken and DOJ/ HUD to Mediation

Going on  over three years now, the  law suit between the Department of Justice and HUD against Quicken Loans was ordered to mediation to settle prior to the upcoming trial start date. The allegation that is the center of the lawsuit,  concerns  loans Quicken submitted to FHA that  did not comply with HUD/ FHA requirements.… Read More »

Proceed with Caution

VaCAP has been following the Clarocity Corporation Soap Opera since one of our members had trouble getting paid from them back in November of 2017.  After doing a bit more research on them, we issued a warning to our members in December 2017 to pay attention as Clarocity was in financial trouble. We kept watching… Read More »

Price Fixing, Who’s Shocked?

The State of Pennsylvania has filed a class action law suit against some of the biggest banks and financial institutions in the country. The claim is these companies conspired to fix the prices on almost $500 billion in bonds issued by Fannie and Freddie over a mere 5 year period from 2009-2014. The named defendants… Read More »

Is This Fraud or What?

Is the Welcome Mat Down and the Door Opened Wide for Fraud? “What Appraisers Need to Know about Property Data Collection” is a topic of discussion in the latest Fannie Mae Newsletter.  The article describes how property data is being collected and being sent to Fannie Mae to determine the type of valuation that is… Read More »

Important Info & Dates

February 5, 2019: This is the last day to submit comments to Federal Agencies concerning raising the minimum threshold for appraisals from $250,000 to $400,000. As of this writing, 275 comments have been received. Come up folks, there are 70,000 plus appraisers in this country, and less than 1% have commented. Please comment and encourage others… Read More »

The Shifting Narrative of Appraisal Modernization

The following  is written by a VaCAP guest author. The author, writing under the pen name “Steadfast Appraiser” is an appraiser who values the profession and believes in promoting public trust. The Shifting Narrative of Appraisal Modernization Is there a Crisis? Rahm Emanuel eloquently stated “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And… Read More »

Thank You Appraisers for Protecting the Public Good News! Mortgage Fraud increased 12.4% How exactly is this  good news?  Well, it is simple….. Appraisers had absolutely nothing to do with it!  According to the CoreLogic Mortgage Fraud Index,  mortgage fraud rose 12.4% from 2nd Qtr 2017 through 2nd Qtr 2018.  Here is the break down: … Read More »