October 8th, 2010
Landlords ~ “…… make sure you know where your property is?”
Yup it’s that time again.
Have a slight case of déjà vu about this – seem to recall something similar 5 or 10 years back.
Mum rang the other night from Brisbane, because that’s where she, like many other retired Kiwis have moved to. She knows I am a Real Estate Marketer and decided it was timely to inform me of the latest property related scam hitting the airwaves over in OZ.
Let me paint you a picture here.
You head on off overseas leaving your rental property……
Then when you pop back into the country in 6 months time…..surprise!
Its not yours!
Without your knowledge, your rental property has been sold, and the proceeds……well they have taken a one way trip to Nigeria….in this case AUD$485,000 worth…but at least you arrived just in time to stop the second one going unconditional…….
Then again, you could hop on a plane and go over there to get your money back……………..and hope they don’t have “protection?”…..ala……
How could this happen in 2010?
If you are interested, please read the article here…..
I’m the first to admit I have not looked into the legal possibilities / ramifications of whether such a similar scam could operate here in New Zealand, but it does raise ones radar.
All might not be lost thought, however do you need the stress?
PHOTO CREDIT – http://discardedlies.com/entry/?48830_gazprom-with-attitude-
Related – just in case your curious about these folk with their “pets” check out this too…..about the “The Hyena People of Nigeria” – about quarter of the way down the page…..and if you find this text here….
Every member of the party had sores and scars on their faces, legs and hands – legacies of times when the animals suddenly turned hostile and pounced on their handlers with their teeth, fingers and claws.
…interesting you’ll be curious about this page too.