Real Estate Fraud

The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office (SCDA) Real Estate Fraud Unit investigates real estate fraud related cases occurring in Shasta County. The types of cases which will be considered for investigation by the SCDA Real Estate Fraud Unit are frauds that result from various fraudulent real estate transactions and/or schemes such as, submission of forged loan application; fraudulent transfers of title or real property; recordation of fraudulent real estate documents; home equity sale contract fraud, and mortgage foreclosure consultant fraud.

When we receive a consumer complaint, we review all the information and the supporting documentation that is included. If the complaint does not meet the above described criteria to open a case, we will do our best to refer you to an agency that will appropriately handle the type of matter involved. Many real estate consumer disputes are not appropriate for government action, but are altogether proper for private legal action. It is generally a good idea to consult with private counsel to explore private legal remedies that might be available.

This office is not legally permitted to represent individuals in civil matters, take action in order to obtain money owed a consumer, help cancel any debt due on a contract that was signed, resolve or mediate individual consumer complaints, or obtain any other personal relief. Those functions are performed by a number of other government agencies established for that purpose.

How to Report A Suspected Real Estate Fraud Crime

Contact the Real Estate Fraud Unit at (530) 245-6300 or complete the Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form and mail it the:

Shasta County District Attorney's Office
Bureau of Investigations
Real Estate Fraud Unit
1355 West Street
Redding, CA. 96001-1632

To download the Real 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.