It constantly astounds us at HomeValue.us.org how many new types of real estate scams people can think up. Real estate scam artists seem to know no limits when it comes to finding new ways to rip people off. It is for this very reason that HomeValue.us.org is always on the look out for new types of schemes – so we can help you avoid becoming a scam victim. Today, we are going to use the HomeValue.us.org blog to warn you about a new type of electronic real estate scam.
In this scam, someone is sent an email that appears to be from their local police department. It tells them that their house is about to be seized for “illegal activities” and that they have 30 days to move out. It then instructs people to download the “legal statement” attached to the email to confirm that their home is about to be grabbed by the government.
There is, of course, no legal statement. What the scam artists have done is set you up to download a virus onto your computer that will search for your financial and credit card information to send to them. Then they will empty your bank accounts.
Avoiding this scam is easy: The police never seize a home without a court order – and they won’t notify you about any seizure through email. Therefore, if you get this kind of email, simply delete it and you won’t have to worry about falling victim to this scam.
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