Posts Tagged ‘housing collapse’

Real Estate Scams Trap Buyers, Sellers – and Renters

The aftermath of the housing collapse of a few years ago created fertile ground for con artists of all kinds. The chaotic mix of bank fraud and mismanagement, the flood of foreclosures and millions of confused and desperate homeowners opened doors for a variety of sachems and scams. If the Nigerian money transfer scheme weren’t […]


Short Sales: Fertile Ground for Fraud

The effects of the 2008-2011 housing collapse continue to be felt across the US, as foreclosures percolate through the courts and lenders, as homeowners struggle to make monthly mortgage payments. This shadow side of the rebounding housing market has spawned a number of frauds and scams preying on desperate homeowners – none, perhaps, more so […]