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Ventura County Pandemic Rental Assistance Program Applications Available The program may provide temporary rental assistance for Ventura County residents with very low incomes who owe past-due rent because of hardship due to COVID-19. Online applications will be accepted from June 17 – July 1, 2020. Learn more at www.vcemergency.com/rent.
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Real Estate Fraud in Ventura County
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.
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“ REFAT’s mission is to prevent, detect and report real estate fraud.”
REFAT’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.
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