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Here's a roundup of entries that appeared on the Inman News blog during the National Association of Realtors convention in San Francisco this weekend: Mortgage fraud alive and much too wellSAN FRANCISCO - Mortgage fraud is rampant in the United States, and Realtor Ralph Roberts is on a crusade against it. At a table in the Moscone Center at the NAR convention, Roberts told me about his Web site,, and how the 30-year real estate industy veteran was moved to launch his crusade. First, he was approached by a fraudster who wanted to involve him in a scam, Roberts said. Then, he discovered one of his agents engaging in fraud, he said. Finally, he realized his own partner was involved in fraudulent activities, Roberts told me. The experiences drove him to contact the FBI and authorities, establish his Web site and write a book about it. Also, on Nov. 16 in Detroit, he is giving a free seminar, Roberts said. "If I can get the information out to every agent and every one of ...