Con man arrested by FBI - creates fake identities | Matthew Cox and Lex Fridman | Summary and Q&A

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January 20, 2024
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Con man arrested by FBI - creates fake identities | Matthew Cox and Lex Fridman

TL;DR

A former mortgage broker shares his experience of committing mortgage fraud and the consequences he faced.

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Q: What were the consequences of getting caught committing mortgage fraud?

After being caught, the individual received three years of probation and had to forfeit his broker's license and sell his mortgage company.

Q: How did the individual manage their financial obligations after their conviction?

The individual transferred their brokerage business license to someone else and worked as a consultant in the mortgage industry. They also received $9,000 a month from the person who bought their business to cover their bills.

Q: Why did the individual start flipping houses illegally?

Initially, the individual considered flipping houses legitimately, but they were also involved in creating synthetic identities. They saw an opportunity to sell a renovated house to a synthetic identity and decided to pursue this route.

Q: Did the individual face any challenges with creating synthetic identities?

Yes, the individual started naming the synthetic identities after characters from the movie "Reservoir Dogs" as a way to be creative. However, they later realized that this was a mistake and that they made many other mistakes throughout the fraud.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The individual got caught committing mortgage fraud and received three years of probation.

  • As a result of the conviction, he had to forfeit his broker's license and transfer his brokerage business license to another person.

  • Due to financial difficulties from divorce and child support, he started flipping houses illegally while also creating synthetic identities.

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