Real Estate Flop Scam

Flipping homes has been booming as the latest investment opportunity, unfortunately with a flip opportunity could come real estate flop problems. This article shows how real estate flop could affect your investment and what you can do to try to avoid it if you’re selling your home or know someone who is. […Read More]

Real Estate Scam Targets Down Payments

Real estate scams are on the rise again, this time striking the Denver’s hot real estate market. Police and real estate professionals are warning consumers about this new real estate scam as criminals are targeting buyers to try to steal their down payments and closing costs. […Read more]  

White-Collar Crime

The term white-collar crime was reportedly coined in 1939, and now the synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. These crimes are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and are not dependent on the application or threat of physical force or violence. The motivation behind these crimes is …

Avoid Mortgage Refinance Scams

Refinancing your mortgage is a common occurrence for homeowners, however scammers might be targeting you during this process. These con artists will use email, phone calls, fliers and even direct mail to lure you in, but beware — these scams are designed to steal your money or personal information. From touting mortgage “relief” plans to promising rock-bottom mortgage rates for …

Is Your Landlord a Fraud?

Landlords have access to our most sensitive financial and personal information — never mind our living space — and yet we usually don’t know much about them. While most landlords are reputable and trustworthy, there are some whose behaviors veer into the fraudulent. Landlord fraud — which in the most general terms refers to a …

Online Rental Frauds and Scams

Several indicators reveal renters and home-seekers find use of online resources, such as websites and email, to be the best source of locating homes and apartments. However, these days we are hearing more about suspicious or abusive practices by some seeking to take advantage of online users, websites, email, media and companies. Find out more alarming precautions you must …

Arizona Ranked 5th in Most Money Lost in 2014 Internet Scams

In 2014 Californians lost an estimated $131 million, with the target market greatly affecting men ages 40 to 49. The second greatest state to lost money over internet scams was Florida, with its residents losing an estimated $52.5 million and males ages 50 to 59 losing the most. Texas came in third and New York …

How to Spot a Real Estate Scam

Purchasing a new home is an exciting time, be sure to watch out for those deals that are too good to be true.  While a lot of the property sector still deals with real estate agents, house viewings and so on, the internet has definitely changed the game quite a bit. This new online technology …

Realtors Say Online Housing Scams on the Rise

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That’s the message the island’s top realtors are relaying to house hunters, many of whom are being scammed out of hundreds of dollars. It comes in waves over the years and it appears scams involving real estate and apartment listings online not only are …

Estate Planner Accused of Wire Fraud

Rapid City Journal – A former Rapid City man who built a career telling people how to manage their money and plan their estates has been indicted on federal wire-fraud and money-laundering charges. Federal authorities say Randall “Randy” McKee, 57, now of Sioux Falls, set up a real estate development scheme that bilked investors out …

Family Accused in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

USA TODAY – An extended family and several business associates were indicted on federal charges Thursday in a mortgage and welfare fraud scheme that authorities say netted more than $20 million. Federal agents arrested 13 people in pre-dawn raids in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Kiryas Joel and Monroe in Orange County, and …