Understanding and Avoiding Real Estate Fraud Forum

Press Release Date:

October 5, 2006

The District Attorney’s Office will be participating in a forum entitled “Understanding and Avoiding Real Estate Fraud” on Friday, October 6, 2006. The forum is offered to members of Ventura County ‘s real estate profession by the Real Estate Fraud Advisory Team (REFAT), in conjunction with the District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Program. REFAT is comprised of real estate professionals from every field in the industry and its mission is to educate the public and real estate industry professionals regarding fraudulent schemes and practices that are occurring at an alarming rate. The F.B.I. considers mortgage fraud to be one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States.