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The Kings County District Attorney's Office Real Estate Fraud Unit investigates and prosecutes real estate fraud related cases occurring in Kings County. Some of the types of cases considered for investigation by this office are fraudulent transfers of title to real property, recording of false documents with the County Recorder's Office, forgeries, foreclosure assistance scams, elder abuse, embezzlement, theft and other types of mortgage fraud.

When we receive a consumer complaint, we review all the information and the supporting documentation that is included. If the complaint does not meet the above described criteria to open a case, we will do our best to refer you to an agency that will appropriately handle the type of matter involved. Many real estate consumer disputes are not appropriate for government action, but are altogether proper for private legal action.

If you are a victim, we cannot represent you personally as your attorneys or give you legal advice. For advice on any civil claim, you should consult immediately with a licensed California attorney.

BE AWARE! You should take action immediately. Your rights may be affected by a statute of limitations which could limit the time in which you can bring a civil action. You could lose your right to sue if you do not act promptly.

Do not assume that by submitting a complaint to our office that we will take action. For various reasons, we are not able to prosecute every case. The complaint will be reviewed and If we determine it is necessary to obtain more information, we will contact you. If you have questions, you may call us at (559) 582-0326.

What We Cannot Do:

This office is not legally permitted to represent individuals in civil matters, take action in order to obtain money owed to a consumer, help cancel any debt due on a contract that was signed, resolve or mediate individual consumer complaints, or obtain any other personal relief. Those functions may be performed by a number of other government agencies established for that purpose. Enclosed is a list of other agencies that may also be of assistance to you.

If you believe you have been a victim of real estate fraud, or you have suffered a loss involving your home or purchase of a home due to fraud, please complete this complaint form.