I live in a state that is full of scammers, criminals, thieves, and fraudsters.
We have the highest per-capita rate of senior citizens and retirees, which obviously attracts the worst people in society looking to con older people out of their money. But these bandits are not discriminatory toward potential victims and will readily steal from people of all ages. My cousin learned this the hard way when he was the victim of a wire fraud scam in college. He was trying to rent an apartment in a state that he was moving to for graduate school and he was swindled by someone posing as a normal landlord. Jack is the most computer savvy person in the family, so for him to get scammed in this way was a huge surprise for us all. He tried to get a real estate lawyer involved before discovering that the money was eventually wired to an international account in Afganistan of all places. Unfortunately, I think I’m also going to need a real estate lawyer because I believe that my real estate agent was involved in a scam. I believe they conspired with the home’s seller to get the house to sell at the highest value possible. The real estate agent gets a percentage of the total purchase price of the house, so it’s within their best interest for this number to be as high as possible. I hope the real estate lawyer can help me figure out the best way to move forward with getting justice regarding this scam. Hopefully my attorney will only offer to take a cut of the winnings if they’re successful.