BEWARE OF LAND SCAMS in Northern Virginia!

Dated: February 7 2024

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Hello, everyone! Today, I want to talk about something important: land scams. These scams have been causing trouble lately, and it's essential to be aware of them, especially if you're looking to buy property.

Recently, I encountered a situation that made me realize just how widespread these scams are. Some landowners approached me with offers for land at unbelievably low prices. At first, it seemed like a fantastic opportunity, but after some investigation, I discovered that it was all a scam.

What's even more concerning is that many real estate agents were unknowingly promoting these fraudulent deals. It's a tricky situation because buyers trust realtors to guide them in making the right decisions. My immediate response was to report these fraudulent activities to the appropriate authorities, including the FBI and local news outlets like WTOP in Fairfax County.

This issue seems to be particularly prevalent in Fairfax County, Virginia. While neighboring areas like Loudoun County don't seem to have as many problems, Fairfax County has become a hotspot for these scams. So if you see a deal and it's too good to be true, then it probably really is -- be mindful of these scams!

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Ritu Desai

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