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U.S. Officials Warn of Scams

March 28, 2008

I felt the following article was important enough to include in today’s blog, as a warning to homeowners.

By Evan Perez
From The Wall Street Journal Online

Federal officials say a wave of opportunistic scams are targeting homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure in the current housing downturn.

Monday, prosecutors in California unsealed twin cases against 19 people who, according to agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service, skimmed nearly $13 million in equity from 115 homeowners coast to coast under the guise of a mortgage rescue.

Real-estate scammers “took advantage of the elevated market that peaked in 2005, and here now the vultures are waiting as the market goes down,” said U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott of Sacramento. (Click on the link above for the complete article.)

Patty Cunningham
Coldwell Banker Preferred
cell: 610-659-4669


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