Posted by michaela-ATL on July 10, 2005 at 21:12:00:
unfortunately, it’s not that easy. I have tried talking to the national appraiser commission or whatever the licensing entity is in Washington, a couple of years ago. They say, great, go get them, but there’s nothign we can do.
The FBI is so totally overwhelmed, they say, call us, but only on deals +100k. In fact, I have signed a contract to buy a vacant lot a month ago and then we found out, that someone signed a fraudulant QCD in April and then resold it in May. I loved the idea of beign able to do something. The seller/owner, who’s in South Carolina, called the police and made a report. I had copies of all the documents fromt eh courthouse and the police was supposed to contact me for details. After 3 days I called them. Got a hold of an investigator in Major fraud, who said, that the police report would take 7-10 days, before it would get to an investigator. I would have to wait until then. 2 weeks later I left another voicemail for him - nothing. Another week later (last thursday) I left another message. Then I called a higher-up, who promised, that the guy would call me back. Didn’t. I called back and talked to him on friday. He asked me to fax him the stuff. I don’t know if he’s actually doing anything.
3.5 weeks ago I also left a message for the FBI, who never called me back. As a single person it’s very, very difficult to be heard in this regard.