Fake HOA Files REAL Liens on Homes After Sending Fake Bills


So let’s get this straight;  there is a real neighborhood near Kansas City, Missouri that does not have a homeowner’s association connected with it.  However, according to WDAF TV, some crafty criminals decided to create a fake HOA for the neighborhood and then send out fake dues notices which were ignored by the residents.  But then, if that weren’t already enough, the perpetrators attached not-so-fake liens to the properties in the subdivision for the fake dues their fake association was charging.  Finally, adding insult to injury, the man behind the enterprise is running it from federal prison where he’s serving time for mortgage fraud.  Remember to do your due diligence when buying a property…

“Just want to let you know it’s a scam,” Tony Navarro said he was told when he moved to the Summerfield subdivision. “This is not an HOA neighborhood at all. There are no monthly fees.”  But then, just before Christmas, a $445 lien was filed against Navarro’s home and more than 30 others.  The reason? For not paying dues to the Summerfield Homeowners Association. An HOA that has no board and provides no services.

Click here to read the full story on WDAF TV’s web site.


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