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Real Estate Fraud

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COVID-19
Rental Scam
Warning

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned
today that county residents should be vigilant when
using online listing services to secure rental housing.

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COVID-19 Mortgage
Forbearance Warning

The District Attorney recommends following these tips
to avoid becoming a victim of this type of fraud.
need further information on mortgage forbearance scams?

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Report any fraud or 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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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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Wire Fraud Advisory &
scams in Ventura County.

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned of a fraud scheme in
which individuals purchasing a home or engaging in business
transactions can be tricked into wiring large sums of money to thieves.

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Download Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form

Ventura County’s Daily COVID-19 Update

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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Consumer Alerts and Videos

DETECT AND REPORT

Real Estate Fraud in Ventura County

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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.

14th Annual Fraud Awareness Forum

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

Hispanic homeowners in VC Public Announcement

Press Release and Alerts

Rental Scam: 98.3 FM - KDAR

Events & In The News

14th Annual Fraud Awareness Forum

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13th Annual Fraud Awareness Forum

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Read Before You Search | Prevent Scams and Real Estate Fraud | Ventura County

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Gregory D. Totten

District Attorney

Jim Keith

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Cindy Diaz-Telly

Secretary

Monica Garcia

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