Real Estate Fraud

 

A Real Estate Fraud Investigator is assigned to handle real estate fraud occurring in Shasta County. The types of cases considered for investigation result from various fraudulent transactions and/or schemes including:

  • Submission of forged loan applications
  • Fraudulent transfers of title of real property
  • Recordation of fraudulent real estate documents
  • Home equity sale contract fraud
  • Mortgage fraud, as well as several other real estate matters

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When the unit receives a complaint, it will review all the information and the supporting documentation that is included. If the complaint does not meet the criteria for the unit to handle, the unit will refer you to an agency that may be able to assist. Many real estate disputes are not appropriate for government action or intervention. By law, our unit is not allowed to help with private civil/contractual disputes, but when appropriate, the unit will assist in providing referrals to other government or nonprofit agencies.

How to Report a Suspected Real Estate Fraud Crime

To download the Real Estate Fraud Complaint form, select this link: Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form.

To download the instructions for completing the Real Estate Fraud Complaint form, select this link: Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form Instructions.