State warns of home scammers

May 13, 2013

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is warning potential home buyers that scammers are using authentications from her office to create the illusion they own vacant property and trick Indiana residents into fraudulent real estate deals. The scammers identify abandoned homes and then create documents that are notarized and carry the state’s gold seal. Lawson said most of the cases target Hispanics with language barriers.