The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro saw a 16.3 percent year-over-year drop in mortgage fraud risk during the second quarter, along with a 6 percent quarter-over-quarter dip. Despite these decreases, the metro is still considered a “fraud risk hotspot” and ranks as the 14th riskiest for application fraud nationally, according to a recent CoreLogic report.
- A noticeable drop in mortgage fraud risk did little to impact the metro's nationwide ranking
- The volume of undisclosed mortgage debt fraud within the metro is likely the main reason for its ranking
- Illinois is amongst the top 10 riskiest states for application fraud
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