The fraud file.

THE FRAUD FILE by Interthinx Mortgage Fraud Risk Index for December 2014--TOP 5 MSAs Metropolitan Mortgage Fraud % Change Since Statistical Area Risk Index, Dec. 2013 (MSA) Dec. 2014 i LOS ANGELES-LONG 147 -9.3% BEACH-SANTA ANA, CA 2 MIAMI-FORT 136 22.5% LAUDERDALE-POMPANO BEACH, FL 3 NEW YORK-NORTHERN NJ-PA 133 31.7% NEW JERSEY-LONG ISLAND, NY- 4 DETROIT-WARREN- 132 33.3% LIVONIA, MI 5 HOUSTON-SUGAR 132 37.5% LAND-BAYTOWN, TX UNITED STATES 105 7.1% Metropolitan % Change Since Statistical Area Nov. 2014 (MSA) i LOS ANGELES-LONG 14.0% BEACH-SANTA ANA, CA 2 Ml AMI-FORT 7.1% LAUDERDALE-POMPANO BEACH, FL 3 NEW YORK-NORTHERN 35.7% NEW JERSEY-LONG ISLAND, NY- 4 DETROIT-WARREN- 8.2% LIVONIA, MI 5 HOUSTON-SUGAR 23.4% LAND-BAYTOWN, TX UNITED STATES 11.7% The Interthinx Mortgage Fraud Risk Index is 105 for December 2014--up 12 percent from November and up 7 percent from a year ago. The riskiest MSA for December is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA, with an index value of 147. Identity Fraud Risk Index for December 2014--TOP 5 MSAs Identity Metropolitan Fraud % Change % Change Statistical Risk Index, Since Since Area (MSA) Dec. 2014 Dec. 2013 Nov. 2014 1 MIAMI-FORT 168 97.6% 25.4% LAUDERDALE- POMPANO BEACH, FL 1 NEW 164 173.3% 27.1% YORK-NORTHERN NEW JERSEY-LONG ISLAND, NY-NJ- PA 3 HOUSTON-SUGAR 136 112.5% 7.1% LAND-BAYTOWN, TX 4 LOS 136 8.8% 3.8% ANGELES-LONG BEACH-SANTA ANA, CA 5 FRESNO, CA 126 55.6% 1.6% UNITED STATES 95 31.9% 5.6% The Identity Fraud Risk Index is 95 for December--up 6 percent from November and up 32 percent from a year ago. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL, is the riskiest MSA for identity fraud risk, with an index value of 168, and is also the second-riskiest MSA for overall mortgage fraud risk. Interthinx's Fraud Risk Indexes are calculated based on the frequency with which indicators of fraudulent activity are...

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