State warns of home scammers

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.

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.