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 Foreclosure Fraud NEW!  ●  Community Fraud Alerts    Fraud Brochures

As foreclosure rates rise across the state, the Office of the District Attorney has launched a public education campaign to keep people faced with foreclosure safe from scam artists.

The campaign will arm Tulare County residents facing foreclosure with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions to safeguard their homes without falling victim to deceptive practices or services.

In Tulare County alone, there were 436 foreclosure filings in the first four months of the year, compared to 212 in the same period last year — a 105.7 percent increase. While such figures may continue to rise, the Office of the District Attorney is committed to stopping foreclosure and real estate fraud.

Tulare County residents who are facing foreclosure, or those who believe they are victims of scam artists, should use the Office of the District Attorney Real Estate Fraud Unit and the Office of the District Attorney’s Web site as a resource to get questions answered. |Call (559) 636-5410.

Real Estate Fraud  
The Office of the District Attorney Real Estate Fraud Unit investigates real estate fraud related cases occurring in Tulare County. The types of cases which will be considered for investigation by the TCDA Real Estate Fraud Unit are frauds that result from various fraudulent transfers of title of real property; recordation of fraudulent real estate documents; home equity sale contract fraud, and mortgage foreclosure consultant fraud.

Many real estate consumer disputes are not appropriate for government action, but are altogether proper for private legal action. It is generally a good idea to consult with private counsel to explore private legal remedies that might be available. This office is not legally permitted to represent individuals in civil matters, take action in order to obtain money owned a consumer, help cancel any debt due on a contract that was signed, resolve or mediate individual consumer complaints, or obtain any other personal relief. Those functions are performed by a number of other government agencies established for that purpose.
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Office of the District Attorney, County of Tulare
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