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Your home
could be a target

In fact, any home could be a target. While certain factors make a home more attractive to fraudsters, the reality is that if you own a home, you are at risk.


Older homeowners

Rental properties

Vacation properties 


Frequent travellers

Vacant properties

Unfinanced properties

Properties with significant equity

Victims of identity theft

Identity theft


Fraudsters pretend to be you. If they can gain access to your home, they can sell it as "you". Or they can take out financing on your property in your name without ever stepping foot in it. 


Our Property Alert Service helps prevent fraudulent transactions from closing.  We will notify the real you of any upcoming transactions involving your property so that you can intervene in cases of fraud or other unauthorized transactions.  We also implement closing controls help ensure that only legitimate transactions do close.  



Older adults and other vulnerable people can be manipulated into taking actions that are against their own best interests such as transferring or financing a property. You may not know what you are signing, feel you have no choice, or are otherwise being lied to. Common examples include romance scams and elder financial abuse.


By also notifying your Trusted Contacts of any upcoming transactions, the people you have asked to look out for you will be made aware of the proposed transaction and can take steps to help intervene if needed.

POA Abuse


There are two ways Power of Attorney abuse can happen. First is that your legitimately appointed attorney oversteps their authority and transfers or finances your property for their own benefit. Second is that someone creates a fake POA document.  The issue is a lack of POA oversight.


Our Property Alert Service deters both types of abuse as the abusers know they will be immediately discovered. We create oversight of attorneys and help prevent any fraudulent transactions from closing. 

A mortgage or HELOC isn't enough

Existing financing on your property may be a deterrent as title to your property is not entirely “clean”, but that alone will not protect you. In some cases, fraudsters will sell your home, pay off the existing mortgage, and walk away with the equity you have in it.  


Equally, securing a home equity line of credit (HELOC) as a deterrent to real estate fraud can backfire as it sometimes can be easier for bad actors to simply target the HELOC itself.

Real estate fraud in the news

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It's happened again. 2nd Toronto home listed for sale without homeowner's knowledge

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Home listed for sale in Toronto without owner's knowledge

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How your home can be fraudulently sold without you knowing

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Who can you trust? Lillian Thomey is the picture of financial elder abuse and its consequences.

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