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Real estate author launches mortgage fraud education site features news, tips

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Real estate author Ralph Roberts has launched a Web site,, to provide information about real estate fraud, according to an announcement today. The site features mortgage fraud alerts, news and links, as well as contact information to report suspected fraud. "There is no doubt in my mind that the start of this century will be remembered as the decade of real estate scandals," Roberts said in a statement. "Every law enforcement agency, every district attorney and sheriff's department I talk to is astounded at the sheer number of people being scammed, ripped off and financially destroyed through these scams. If we do not educate consumers and all professionals to protect themselves, there will be no end in sight." Roberts is the owner of Ralph Roberts Realty LLC in Warren, Mich., and author of "Walk Like a Giant, Sell Like a Madman," "Real Wealth By Investing in Real Estate" and "52 Weeks of Sales Success." The announcement states, "From handmade signs stuck on the si...