Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 14, 2014
PropertyOwner.us.org is starting a major educational initiative to help people avoid becoming the victims of ripoff artists, the company said yesterday.
“The real estate industry is full of people who want to turn honest consumers into ripoff victims,” a PropertyOwner.us.org spokesman said. “What we want to do is stop them in their tracks. There is no reason why ripoff artists should be allowed to thrive, and we believe we can help consumers avoid them.”
PropertyOwner.us.org will publish a series of articles in the members' area of their site explaining exactly how different real estate ripoff scams work, and what consumers can do to protect themselves from them, he said.
“The truth is that ripoff artists work by taking advantage of what people don't know,” he said. “But once you understand how and why a given ripoff scheme works, you can see the red flags and avoid it. That's what we hope to accomplish.”
The articles are being put together with the help of real estate and law enforcement experts, he said.
“Once we have started setting them up on our site, we'll post the most relevant articles on our social media channels and our blog,” he said. “We want to help protect as many people as possible from ripoff artists.”
The idea for the articles came from the customer service staff hearing nightmare stories about real estate ripoffs, he said.
PropertyOwner.us.org allows consumers to look up the value of any home or property in North America. View public records such as code violations, home inspections, previous owners, current market value and more. Get more information about a current residence or a property you are interested in purchasing with this extensive property database. Visit PropertyOwner.us.org to chat with a live representative, call 1-866-577-5365, or email Manager(at)PropertyOwner(dot)us(dot)org with any questions or concerns.