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The Home-Burning Foreclosure Alternative

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The Home-Burning Foreclosure Alternative

Economy

The Home-Burning Foreclosure Alternative

The Home-Burning Foreclosure Alternative

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In a last ditch effort before foreclosure, some people are considering torching their homes for the insurance money. Madeleine Brand speaks with James Quiggle of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud about how likely a person is to get away with it.

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