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Real Estate Fraud


Real Estate Fraud


Real Estate Fraud

Identify the types of
fraud taking place

Detect and report real estate fraud
and scams in Ventura County.

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We educate the public

and provide resources

and tools to detect warning signs
of real estate fraud in Ventura County.

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Report Short Sale Fraud and
rental scams in Ventura County.

Homeowners, buyers, agents, and lenders should beware short sale
negotiators and identify and protect yourself from this common scam.

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Don’t miss the 11th Annual Fraud Awareness Forum on Thursday, September 22nd 2016.
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Real Estate Fraud in Ventura County

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Real Estate Fraud in Ventura County

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Save the date: Sept 22

11th Annual Fraud Awareness Forum

The Real Estate Fraud Advisory Team (REFAT) is a unique collaboration between the Ventura County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit and Ventura County real estate professionals. The combined knowledge and expertise of these volunteer team members help identify the types of frauds taking place and keep on top of the ever changing tactics of scammers who seek to take advantage of Ventura County residents.

“ REFAT’s mission is to prevent, detect and report real estate fraud.

homepage-DA-LogoREFAT’s mission is to prevent, detect and report real estate fraud. We strive to accomplish this through educating two groups; real estate professionals and the general public. Our industry outreach to agents, lenders, escrow companies, title companies, etc. is essential as these professionals directly participate in most real estate transactions and are the “front line of defense” since they are in an ideal position to detect warning signs and take action to prevent fraud.
Our public outreach efforts are aimed at educating the public and to provide them tools and resources to detect warning signs of real estate fraud so they can avoid becoming a victim. REFAT also provides information on how to report incidents where you know or suspect that you or someone else has been defrauded.

Events & In The News

The District Attorney at 10th Annual Fraud Awarness Forum on September 16, 2015

Event Sponsored by REFAT

Wayne Bell, Neil Kalin and Tony Wold speak at the 10th Annual Fraud Awarness Forum.

September 16, 2015

Members and supporters of REFAT raise more than $9,000 for its community outreach program.


REFAT’s Media & Marketing team member Jorge N. DeLeon speaks about the organization.

Radio:”Girls On The Air”

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District Attorney & Our Team

Gregory D. Totten

District Attorney

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Jim Keith

Chair & Founder

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Cindy Diaz-Telly


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Monica Garcia


Meet Our Team →