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Find the FBI's mortgage fraud reports online

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The record: The FBI's mortgage fraud report, which outlines problems in the mortgage lending industry.

Why you'd want it: To learn about various mortgage scams and problems to help you avoid them. The report also addresses foreclosures and subprime loans.

Where you get the records: From the FBI's Web site, Click on the "Reports and Publications" link on the left-hand side of the home page, then scroll down to the reports under the "On White-Collar Crime" category.

How much it will cost: The report is free.