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Property investor scams

Property investor fraudsters often persuade victims to hand over money after they have attended a free presentation on how to make money from property.

The scammers tell the victim that the money is to sign-up to a scheme to provide them with access to the company’s methods, opportunities to buy properties that are not yet built at a discount or the chance to participate in the company’s buy-to-let plan.

In reality, victims lose their joining fees and do not get a property.

How to report it

If Fraud has been committed report it to Action Fraud. For more advice and to raise any concerns, contact the Office of the Public Guardian.

See also:
Land banking scams
Goods sold as investment
Prime bank guarantee

Source - Action Fraud

Date Published: Jul 22, 2018

Types of fraud

A-Z of fraud

To help understand which fraud you've been affected by, we've categorised them into an alphabetical list.

What is fraud and cyber crime?

Fraud is when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person.

Advance fee fraud

Advance fee fraud is when fraudsters target victims to make advance or upfront payments for goods, services and/or financial gains that do not materialise.

Corporate fraud

Corporate fraud can be any fraud committed against a business.

Individual fraud

Individual fraud could be any fraud that targets a person directly. Individual frauds can differ from frauds affecting businesses and other organisations.

Online fraud

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Identity fraud and identity theft

Identity theft is when your personal details are stolen and identity fraud is when those details are used to commit fraud.
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