Real Estate Scams

One of the largest industries in existence is the buying and selling of real estate, and annual losses in real estate scams worldwide add up to billions of dollars lost. If buying or selling a house, commercial property, or land, you need to be careful to avoid falling victim to one. 

Real estate investment seminar scams, promising a formula for getting rich in real estate if only one invests, are common during both boom and bust cycles in the real estate market. 

Also, be sure to watch for real estate email scams in your inbox. 


Real Estate Scams: List Below

Other common real estate scams include fraudulent listings, such as pictures and descriptions that aren’t of the property that is being advertised for sale. 

Be careful in real estate dealings. Keep an eye on this page to learn about real estate scams as they emerge, and know how to spot them coming. See below:

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A Loophole in Direct Energy Regulated Services’ Operations Makes Victims Across Alberta Did you know that if you cancel your account with Direct Energy Regulated Services, they will activate it again 5 days later, without your permission? That’s right. It means that if you move to a different location and put new tenants in your […]

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Solar Stimulus Program

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Air Purifier Scam

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Cowboy Builders

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