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Investment Education - Pull off your own perfect property scam in just 11 steps

[fa icon="calendar'] June 14, 2016 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Investment education - the perfect scam

1. Choose a good business model and abuse it…

The key criteria is that I would base it on a good business model. This seems to be the key to the best scams. They take something that everyone knows works and abuse the process.

Property investment companies Fresh Start, Dylan Harvey, EcoHouse all worked in building residential property.

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Investment Blog - Property fraud: 12 warning signs it's a scam - part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] June 7, 2016 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Investment blog - part 2, number 7 to 12

PROPERTY FRAUD #7: The One-Close Sale

I hate pushy salespeople and companies. The promises are heavy and the delivery is light. They concentrate on short-term gain instead of the value of long-term relationships. There is no follow through, no commitment, and no care for the customer (saved for getting their hands on the commission from the sale to the customer). Pushy salespeople are bad news.

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Investment blog - Property fraud: 12 warning signs it's a scam - part 1

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2016 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Investment blog - If you’ve been following these property fraud blogs by now you’ve probably already noticed some common and regular themes of property investment scams.

Property scams are huge business. In fact, in 2011, in America property scams were the third largest type of scam reported to American Consumer Credit Counselling (ACCC), causing more than $10 billion of losses.

Get educated on the most common property investment scams and learn to spot them early, and you’ll avoid becoming a sucker for a scam. Here’s my list of the most common warning signs that you’re getting suckered into a scam.

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Investment Blog - If you’re a property investor, you’re a target for property scammers

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2016 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Investment Blog - There are plenty of different types of property scams, some of which you will have come across in markets and on street corners.

The three-card monte, flipping cups, and finding the coin under one of three cups are all examples of how con artists steal your money.

If you’ve ever been the victim of one of these games, you’ll have walked away with lighter pockets and feeling a little dumber.

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Investment Blog - Beware the bad business model: when good business intentions go bad

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2016 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Investment Blog - Why do some legitimate businesses turn into scams? Often, it’s because of a bad business model.

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Investment Education - Spot property scams with my new book and protect your investment

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2016 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Investment Education - There are property scams around every corner

I’ve been involved in real estate markets and investment for more than 20 years, and it constantly surprises me not only how property scams start and then develop, but also how investors are suckered into giving their money away.

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Investment Education - Property Fraud Case File: 6 scams for suckers

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2016 / by Brett Alegre-Wood

Investment Education - How easily do UK investors become scam victims?

Very easily, according to those figures produced by the Citizens Advice Bureau. Scams and property fraud cost British citizens billions of pounds every year.
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