scams include escrow wire fraud, rental scams, loan-flipping scams and foreclosure relief scams

ABOVE VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Warns of Moving Scams as Florida Home Sales Skyrocket

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Florida is in the midst of a home buying frenzy and Attorney General Ashley Moody is encouraging Floridians to be vigilant against real estate scams.

Buying a house is widely considered a major component of the American Dream; however, it can quickly turn into a nightmare for consumers who fall for nefarious plots and lose hard-earned dollars.

By guarding against fraud, consumers can safely navigate the process.

“Buying a home is often the largest and most important purchase a person makes. So, it’s important to ensure scammers don’t take advantage of the situation to turn a dream purchase into a financial nightmare,” said Attorney General Ashley Moody.

“I encourage all Floridians looking to buy a home to be on guard against scammers trying to exploit Florida’s hot real estate market.”

Common real estate scams include escrow wire fraud, rental scams, loan-flipping scams and foreclosure relief scams.

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