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The NH Mortgage Fraud Task Force is a group of federal and state officials whose mission is to detect and respond to fraudulent and illegal mortgage practices in a timely and coordinated fashion. Illegal mortgage activities come in many forms and have the capacity to hurt homeowners and businesses. Collectively mortgage fraud distorts regional housing markets and hurts the national economy.
Members of the Task Force receive and examine reports of illegal and unfair mortgage practices, ranging from suspected false statements on loan applications, to examples of "rescue" schemes directed at distressed homeowners facing the possibility of foreclosure by lenders or their assignees. Each agency and department brings its unique resources to the Task Force and takes appropriate action with regard to matters within its authority.
Members of the Mortgage Fraud Task Force include the U.S. Attorney's Office, the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the New Hampshire Banking Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Trustee Program, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Veterans Administration Office of Inspector General.