A telephone hotline has been established by the FBI to receive complaints from the public regarding mortgage fraud matters.
The FBI considers mortgage fraud to be a significant and growing crime problem which often affects unknowing consumers, and which has a direct impact upon the overall economic health of the United States. The collapse of the subprime mortgage market, as well as the recent economic downturn, has been met with a corresponding increase in fraud and schemes connected to mortgages and related transactions. The establishment of this hotline will aid the FBI and the community by providing a direct line of alert should mortgage fraud be suspected.
Any further questions may be directed to Special Agent (SA) Erik Vasys at the below listed contact numbers.
SA Erik Vasys, Media Representative, Tel: 210-978-5432, Erik.Vasys@IC.FBI.GOV, FBI San Antonio, 615 East Houston Street, Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78205.
Ralph G. Diaz, Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.