The puncturing of the housing bubble a few years ago and resulting economic downturn means that many more people are tempted to commit mortgage fraud in order to buy a home.

Law enforcement agencies, therefore, are investigating mortgage fraud much more vigorously than ever before. Another side of mortgage fraud is foreclosure rescue scams.

Browse the guides below for tips and guidelines on how to avoid unintentionally committing mortgage fraud, as well as what to do if you are being investigated, and how to avoid being the victim of a foreclosure rescue scam.