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The banks and mortgage lenders are putting the screws to appraisers and forcing them to use market data that isn’t the best data to be used for accuracy but is the best data to use to monkey with the value of the property that is supported by that bank or mortgage lender’s mortgage. It’s happening so often they’ve even got a nickname for this con job: it’s called “FRAFing,” for “field review appraisal fraud.”

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