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Regulators warn on mortgage ads

WASHINGTON — US regulators are investigating 19 mortgage-related companies over potentially misleading advertisements, including some that used Facebook’s website, the agencies said Monday.

‘‘Misrepresentations in mortgage products can deprive consumers of important information while making one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives,’’ Richard Cordray, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director, said in an e-mailed statement.

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