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Real Estate Fraud Unit

Home ownership continues to be the dream of many citizens of San Bernardino County.Years of work and sacrifice often precede the biggest financial commitment of a person’s life.Sadly, homeownership dreams turn into nightmares when fraudsters, opportunists, and unscrupulous real estate practitioners commit crimes and inflict serious financial harm upon victims.The Office of the San Bernardino CountyDistrict Attorney maintains a Real Estate Fraud Unit (REF) dedicated to investigating and criminally prosecuting individuals and businesses for fraudulent activity surrounding real estate.

The District Attorney Real Estate Fraud unit investigates and criminally prosecutes individuals and companies for fraudulent activity connected to real estate transactions.  These include loan fraud, notary fraud, mortgage and loan modification fraud, identity theft in connection with real estate transactions, fraudulent transfers of property and financial elder abuse in real estate transactions.

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY CANNOT REPRESENT YOU IN FORECLOSURE OR LOAN MODIFICATION LAWSUITS OR NEGOTIATIONS. If you are in danger of foreclosure, you must take individual action to protect your property.

Did you receive an Informational Letter from us?

View the Informational Letter Program page for more information about the Informational Letter program and answers to frequently asked questions.

I suspect I am a victim of fraud.

How do I file a complaint?

If you believe that you are the victim of real estate fraud within San Bernardino County, download and complete these documents:

Complaint Letter

Complaint Form



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It is the mission of the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office to represent the interests of the people in the criminal justice system, as mandated by California State law. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office serves the residents of San Bernardino County by: seeking the truth, protecting the innocent; holding the guilty accountable; preserving the dignity of victims and their families; and, ensuring that justice is done while always maintaining the highest ethical standards.

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