February 06, 2008 episode of Law and Order was "snatched from the headlines" and this episode started with a murder that was linked to a mortgage scam.
The mortgage scam seen in this episode is a common one. A person contacts a homeowner in trouble with their mortgage, under the premise that they can help the homeowner "save their home." The homeowner quitclaims their deed to their home to the person, with promises that once the homeowner gets back on their feet they can get the house back.
Instead of helping protect the home, the buyer got a house for much less than the true value of the house and he turned around and sold the home for a quick profit and the family lost their home without realizing that they just gave away their home forever.
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