Tips for Seniors to Avoid Real Estate Fraud

Tips for Seniors to Avoid Real Estate Fraud

We know that people who commit fraud often target and exploit senior citizens. Want to avoid being a victim of fraud? Keep reading.

The California Bureau of Real Estate has assembled a great list of specific tips seniors can use to help protect themselves against fraud in the area of real estate. Areas covered include:

  • Common types of real estate fraud
  • Unlicensed prepaid rental listing services fraud
  • Timeshare resale and rental schemes
  • Online rental fraud
  • Unlicensed property managers
  • Real property recordation fraud
  • Real property investment schemes
  • Reverse mortgage scams

Remember that fraud by predators and scammers against seniors in the area of real estate requires being vigilant and skeptical. Many legitimate, reputable, licensed and competent professionals work in the real estate and mortgage fields. You will need to do some research and homework to make sure you work with them.

About The Author

Jonathan Brooks
Jonathan Brooks, President of First Probate Loans Jonathan maintains highly specialized expertise in California real property, finance/lending, and trust and estate laws. He has completed nearly 10,000 financial transactions to estates and trusts in more than 25 years of probate loan management work. Jonathan is a trusted source for attorneys throughout California, as well as for mediation and arbitration judges. A recognized industry expert, he serves as a single source for estate mortgage borrowing needs. California Bureau of Real Estate Broker # 01881423 Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry NMLS # 307111 Paralegal

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