The fraud file.

 
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Mortgage Fraud Risk Index for February 2014--TOP 5 MSAs Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Mortgage Fraud Risk Index, Feb. 2014 1 SACRAMENTO-ARDEN-ARCADE-ROSEVILLE, CA 167 2 SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-FREMONT, CA 165 3 LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH-SANTA ANA, CA 162 4 Ml AMI-FORT LAUDERDALE-POMPANO BEACH, FL 144 5 CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE-JOLIET, IL-IN-WI 143 UNITED STATES 106 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) % Change % Change Since Since Feb. 2013 Jan. 2014 1 SACRAMENTO-ARDEN-ARCADE-ROSEVILLE, CA 19.3% -0.6% 2 SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-FREMONT, CA 28.9% 10.7% 3 LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH-SANTA ANA, CA 26.6% 12.5% 4 Ml AMI-FORT LAUDERDALE-POMPANO BEACH, FL 15.2% 10.8% 5 CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE-JOLIET, IL-IN-WI 23.3% 44.4% UNITED STATES 11.6% 11.6% The Interthinx Mortgage Fraud Risk Index is 106 for February 2014--up 12 percent from January and also up 12 percent from a year ago. Three of the five riskiest MSAs are located in California. Sacramento- Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California, was January's riskiest MSA and is once again No. 1 with an index of 167. Employment/Income Fraud Risk Index for February 2014--TOP 5 MSAs Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Employment/Income Fraud Risk Index, Feb. 2014 1 SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-FREMONT, CA 160 2 SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD-SAN MARCOS, CA 152 3 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 146 4 SAN JOSE-SUNNYVALE-SANTA CLARA, CA 135 5 LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH-SANTA ANA, CA 131 UNITED STATES 73 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) % Change % Change Since Since Feb. 2013 Jan. 2014 1 SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-FREMONT, CA -6.4% 27.0% 2 SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD-SAN MARCOS, CA 1.3% 2.0% 3 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 62.2% 67.8% 4 SAN JOSE-SUNNYVALE-SANTA CLARA, CA -8.2% -6.3% 5 LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH-SANTA ANA, CA -13.8% 1.6% UNITED STATES -15.1% -1.4% The Employment/Income Fraud Risk Index is 73 for February--down 1 percent from January and down 15 percent from a year ago. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California, is the riskiest MSA for employment/income fraud risk in January, with an index of 160...

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