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(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


Watch the video below to see the Fake Landlord Renting Property Scam, exposed. With many foreclosures in the last few years, there are tons of properties that are lying empty. read more


Loan Through Credit Card. You are looking to buy a home and come across an online promotion that guarantees a loan through your credit card. Giving it a cursory read, it seems to make some sense. But stop. Read article now. read more


Your loan has been moved to new company...or has it? Scammers use phony letterheads, sending letters to loan borrowers stating the bank handed over the responsibility for servicing their home loans to another company. read more


Read this article and watch the video to see the Land Investment Opportunities scam exposed. That might happen to you after coming across an online ad selling a course on how to become a real estate guru. read more


You have just bought a small house in Mexico as an investment property. You can’t be there every month, maybe not even every year, so it is necessary to hire somebody local to take care of it. But beware. read more


You are interested in buying a property or a land in a different country and start looking for places. Finding a great investment opportunity to build a house, let’s say, in Bulgaria, you even come across an established developer. Where is the scam? read more


Recently an email has been circulating to British homeowners allegedly from the Land Registry. This email contains a warning to property owners, indicating that they owe an outstanding debt to the government agency in order to be in compliance. read more


Paying property tax – what is known in Great Britain as Council Tax – is never a fun thing to do. But it’s made even more harrowing when scammers infiltrate the system and compromise taxpayers’ identities and bank accounts. read more


Purchasing a new home is one of the most exciting moments of your life. But there are always scammers who will try and take advantage of the copious amounts of paperwork that the task requires to scam you out of your hard-earned money. read more


The Record Retrieval Document scam seeks to take advantage of new homeowners at a time when they’re vulnerable. The scam begins in the form of a letter, advising the victims they only have days to send in money to obtain a copy of their deed. read more


(with video below) Can bankruptcy stop foreclosure? Deed in lieu of foreclosure? Scammers posing as foreclosure specialists get the trust of their victims by promising they will save their houses. read more


Watch out for the Forensic Audit For Your Mortgage scam, happening these days. It happens when you are in a terrible financial position and it's a massive struggle for you to keep your home out of foreclosure. read more


What if your tenant rents out your house to someone else? Watch the video of this scam here. The victims could be both the owners and the tenants. read more


You've been renting a house for a few months now and have finally unpacked everything. One day, you come home and find new locks on the door. read more


Although it may sound like a good idea, be aware of the Rent-To-Own Homes scheme (aka Rent-to-Buy scam) that is going around the real estate industry. Watch the video in this article. read more


Watch out for the Reference for Landlord scam going around. After searching for a property to rent, you find one and are asked to sign a contract and put down a deposit. But wait, there is more. read more


In the United States, a Sheriff’s sale is the last step in a foreclosure process. It is an auction held to liquidate a property on which a mortgage borrower has defaulted. Read the article here to see how scammers came up with a new trick. read more


You are browsing through free real estate listing websites looking for a new home when a certain property catches your eye. As soon as you click on it to find out more information, a pop-up window opens and asks you to register. read more


This scam occurs when the realtor you talked to on the phone sets up a showing, only to call you on the way to the property to give you some news. Read the article to see how the scam works. read more


What if your property tax has been reassessed and is now lower, which can happen? Beware of the Property Tax Assessment scam, exposed with a video below. read more


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