Re: Be carefull what you sign!!!!
Posted by Paul Howd on February 24, 2008, 5:10 pm, in reply to "Re: Be carefull what you sign!!!!"
It gets worse! |
My brother is a Barrister and has recently dealt with a case where an elderly person had their HOUSE stolen!
The way it was done was pathetically easy. The owner was asked to sign for a "Delivery", in fact the "Delivry record" was a deed of transfer.
You would not believe that this was so easily done. You might think that it would be easy to rectify too. But (although he won the case) it was not. The point is that the record on the land registry is held to be the correct one and once changed (albeit by fraud) it is very difficult to reverse.
What is more, this sort of scam is not at all uncommon.
Be careful, very careful!