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How the scam works:
(with video below) Solar panel installations and fake products. This year, one of the biggest scams around is the Solar Power System or Solar Panels for Your Home scam. read more

Be aware of a new scam that is happening these days all over the world, the Change My Address aka Free Change of Address scam. Watch the video here to see the scam exposed. read more

The housing crisis has left many looking for reasonably priced rental homes in decent neighborhoods. Watch the video below to see the Fake Property Owner scam exposed. read more

Do you currently own a property that you rent out to someone else? Watch out for the Renter Selling Your House scam, exposed with a video below. read more

(with video) Beware of the Property Tax Payment scam, aka Property Tax Help scam. Criminals call random numbers in your city and tell the homeowners they represent the local administration (County Treasurer’s Office, City Hall, etc). read more

Mortgage lead generation and fake services. This year, one of the biggest scams around is the Real Estate Leads or Mortgage Leads Generation scam. Read and watch video here. read more

The Deed Copy Letter scam seeks to take advantage of new homeowners at a time when they’re vulnerable. The scam begins in the form of a letter received by the victims. Watch video here. read more

Beware of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program scam, with video here. As you browse the web, you come across a link that offers you a spot on thе Housing Choice Voucher Program through Section 8. But with a twist. read more

Flopping a home is a form of mortgage fraud where sellers, trying to get the lowest sales price as possible, will deliberately damage their homes in order to prove to the bank that they can’t get full value out of the home. read more

One of the biggest scams out there this month is the Dual Flush Toilet Installation or Low Flow Toilets Rebate scam. Let's take a look (with video here).
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The US government’s $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement program alleviated the fear of foreclosure for many families, as it helped thousands of homeowners stay in their homes. But there is a scam. read more

Real estate agents are victims of a new scam which is spreading quickly all over the world. If you are a realtor or know any, read this article and forward it to others. read more

Many couples choose purchasing a foreclosed home “as is” in order to secure a lower purchase price. However, some are contaminated properties, aka Meth Houses. Watch video here. read more

(with video) This is a new one to the world of scamming but apparently the game stakes are rising as people are taking legitimate real estate professionals and using their names to place bogus rent ads online. read more

A scam making the rounds these days takes advantage of homeowners’ eagerness to close the sale and relocate. The scam involves a supposed interested buyer from afar who needs to relocate to the United States, Canada, Great Britain, or Australia. read more

Watch out for the Mortgage Loan Modification scam, coming from 'specialists' supposedly working for HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) or HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program). Let's take a look - video here. read more

You are looking for a roommate or a renter for your place. You post an ad online and write a blurb about what you're looking for. Watch the video here to see how the scam unfolds. read more

Watch the video in this article to see how the Short Sales Fraud takes place. Using a “neutral” middleman, investors make a low ball offer on a house where the debt on the property is larger than its total value. read more

You're in a situation where the bank is on the verge of foreclosing your home. Before doing anything else, watch the video here and avoid the How To Stop Foreclosure scam. read more

If you've heard about the term 'reverse mortgage' and consider doing it, beware of shady reverse mortgage lenders. Watch video and read this article to educate yourself. read more

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