California Real Estate Fraud Report

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4 Charged in Ventura County Latino Affinity Fraud

Four people have been charged with felonies by Ventura County prosecutors for allegedly operating a fraudulent home foreclosure rescue program from an Oxnard business called USA Home Recovery Service. USA Home Recovery Service has received a grade of “F” by the Better Business Bureau.

Maria Victoria Santos, 55, of Ventura, Felipe Carlos Segovia Castro, 67, of Moreno Valley; Laura Cecilia Carlson, 64, of Hacienda Heights; and Margie Joanna Vargas, 22, of Orange, are accused of targeting predominantly monolingual Spanish-speaking clients facing foreclosure on their homes and charging them thousands of dollars in upfront fees (mortgage rescue scams, mortgage rescue fraud, foreclosure fraud).

Laura Carlson is a licensed real estate sales agent but as of this writing shows no disciplinary action by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE).

If you believe you are a victim of these suspects, please contact the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Real Estate Fraud Unit at 662-1750.

Read the full article in the Ventura County Star.

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