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:

August 12, 2020

Home Improvement: Renovations Fraud

How the scam works: (with video below) You are a great householder and take care of your property every day. […]
August 12, 2020

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Fraud: How It Works (with video below) You are looking online for affordable […]
August 12, 2020

Mortgage Loan Modification Through HAMP or HARP Programs

How the scam works: (with video below) Watch out for the Mortgage Loan Modification scam, coming from 'specialists' supposedly working […]
August 12, 2020

Property Tax Payment

Property Tax Payment Scam: How It Works (with video below) Beware of the Property Tax Payment scam, aka Property […]
August 12, 2020

Renter/Roommate Moving In

New Renter/Roommate Scam: How It Works (with video below) You are looking for a roommate or a renter for […]
August 12, 2020

Record Retrieval Document Scam

How the scam works: The day you receive the keys to your new home is one of the most exciting […]
August 12, 2020

Land Registry Scam (UK)

How the scam works: The Land Registry is a government agency in the United Kingdom, whose purpose is to […]
August 12, 2020

Post Office Change Of Address

Post Office Change of Address: How The Scam Works (with video below) Be aware of a new scam that […]
August 12, 2020

Council Tax Reduction

How the scam works: Paying property tax – what is known in Great Britain as Council Tax – is never […]
August 12, 2020

Facebook Fan Page Verification

How the scam works: (with video below) If you’re like millions of others around the world, you spend at least […]
August 12, 2020

Deed Copy Letter

Deed Copy Letter Scam: How It Works (with video below) Beware of the Deed Copy Letter scam happening these […]
August 12, 2020

Copies Of Your New Property Records

How the scam works: Purchasing a new home is one of the most exciting moments of your life. But there […]
August 12, 2020

Properties in Chile

How the scam works: Purchasing real estate in a foreign country can be a tricky prospect, as real estate transaction […]
August 12, 2020

Foreign Buyer/Investor

How the scam works: In today’s housing market it can be difficult to sell a home (or even a restaurant). […]
August 12, 2020

Fake Owner Leasing Property

Real Estate Fraud: Fake Owner Leasing Property (with video below) The housing crisis has left many looking for reasonably […]
August 12, 2020

Flopping Houses

How the scam works: The down economy has caused a lot of homeowners to become 'underwater' on their mortgage, meaning […]
August 12, 2020

The Dual Flush Toilet Installation aka The Low Flow Toilets Rebate Scam, Exposed

How the scam works: (with video below) One of the biggest scams out there this month is the Dual Flush […]
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