I'm sorry that you were subjected to a scam on your home. We have a number of agency's that are investigating and taking action where appropriate on this type of activity. Some of the agencies I know of are the FBI, HUD, local law enforcement, the Arizona Department of Real Estate and the Arizona Financial Institution as well as local Boards of Realtors if the person is actually a Realtor.
The agencies really do want to know of the experiences like yours because many of the guilty parties are impacting multiple people. If they did it to you they are likely targeting others as well. Sometimes the agencies can compile enough pieces of information together to locate and prosecute the violators.
Have you filed a police report on the incident? I suspect that the Chandler police might be able to guide you in your efforts to properly report the incident. If they won't take action I would then encourage you to contact the Arizona Department of Real Estate and see if they can guide you.
My personal involvement as a Director of some Real Estate Boards in the Valley has provided me enough exposure in this area to know of some of the parties investigating. I'm not law enforcement, just a Realtor that cares enough to be involved.
Please report the incident and or feel free to contact me if you have questions or need some guidance.
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Philip M. Rosenberg, ABR, CNE, CRS, E-Pro
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