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Real Estate Fraud. Tips to protect oneself.
Contrarian posted a topic in Provincial PoliticsThe criminal element has moved its aims towards real estate fraud, as recently several stories are trending everywhere in the Canadian Media. The CBC (they have good things once in a while) also ran an article: How to protect yourself from real-estate title fraud. ---> Take steps to protect your identity: Be wary of who you share personal information with. Regularly check credit card reports, bank and credit card statements and report anything irregular. Shred documents containing personal information before placing them in the garbage. Limit mail theft by regularly retrieving mail. Notify the post office, financial institutions and other service providers of your new address when you move. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/prevent-title-insurance-fraud-1.6711615 and the last arrest: Three people have been charged after allegedly impersonating the owners of a Toronto home and selling it while they were out of the country. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/3-people-charged-after-allegedly-impersonating-homeowners-to-sell-toronto-property-1.6249621 For more information on how to prevent identity theft, visit the following links: Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Canada Revenue Agency Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada