Supporting, Informing & Connecting People in Foreclosure
It didn't happen to me, but my neighbors two doors down from my home. A family of 4, two of whom are girls 8-11, came home to find someone tried to enter their home. They have a burglar system.
The police came and the wife and I talked to our neighbors. Another neighbor said a man with a white truck had been parked in the driveway, and a different neighbor who came along later said they spoke to him, said for him to skidaddle. The police said he had never seen a house break-in like this one.
Then it got interesting. Guess who shows up? The guy with the white truck. He had papers saying he had bought the home through a online auction! I didn't ask, but from what I overheard, it wasn't an auction done after a foreclosure. So one person got scammed and another family had their front door locks destroyed.
The guy with the truck got ripped off, but it don't take a lot of research to learn a home isn't going to be auctioned except by the county and after a foreclosure has taken place. Anyone or anybody else is a con artist. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it usually is.