Posts Tagged ‘real estate scams’


Fake Lawyers Run Real Estate Scams

The threat of legal action strikes fear in the hearts of most people – and it’s a fear that scammers employ quite effectively. Now, along with housing market fraud and schemes like the Nigerian bank transfer scam, fraudsters posing as attorneys (and some real lawyers) are conning homeowners and investors with promises to handle all […]

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Spotting Real Estate Fraud: 10 Red Flags

Housing scams come in so many forms that it’s hard to catch them all. Scams are constantly evolving to take advantage of changes in the landscape, frequently targeting the most vulnerable. As we’ve seen in this week’s intermittent series of posts on real estate scams, fraudulent practices harm not just individual victims but the housing […]

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Scam Companies Target Mortgage Relief

Scam artists have a long history of targeting the desperate, and after the housing collapse of a few years ago, numerous homeowners were placed in just that position. Now, scammers are moving in on legitimate avenues for mortgage assistance with fake companies and extravagant claims that cheat struggling mortgage holders of fees and even mortgage […]

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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 […]

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Old Scams, New Tricks Target Real Estate

The Nigerian Internet scheme is so well known, it’s become a joke. Yet it keeps on rolling, blackening the name of an entire country and taking on new forms to snare still more unwary victims. Now, fraud experts report, the Nigerian scams are targeting the world of real estate, with a new variation on the […]

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