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Bizarre House-Napping Scheme New Way to Commit Mortgage Fraud

POSTED: William PinilisAugust 10, 2015 at 11:38 AM / Real Estate Fraud & Foreclosures

3 Long Island men broke into a residence in Queens, changed the locks, and demanded that the owner sign over the deed to gain access to their own property. The men, who have been taken into custody, claimed that they worked for the bank that held the mortgage on the property. They told the homeowner's wife...

Couple Sues After Inheriting Stalker With New House

POSTED: William PinilisJune 25, 2015 at 2:54 PM / Real Estate Fraud & Foreclosures

A New Jersey couple is suing the former owner of their house after receiving scary and threatening letters from someone calling himself "The Watcher."

Timeshare Resale Scam

POSTED: William PinilisJune 2, 2015 at 4:18 PM / Real Estate Fraud & Foreclosures

This infographic from the Federal Trade Commission shows how timeshare resale scams can happen to unwitting timeshare owners. If you own a timeshare, be very careful who you trust when it comes time to sell.

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