Real Estate Fraud


The housing market has taken a devastating hit over the past few years.  Foreclosure rates are at an all-time high.  Unfortunately, our community has seen an increase in fraud associated with the real estate market.  Consequently, the District Attorney’s Office has an investigator and prosecutor assigned specifically to Real Estate Fraud.  This team focuses on cases involving real property investments (including deeds of trust and real property securities), foreclosures scams, loan modification scams, and fraud in connection with real property transactions.  They coordinate with other county, state, and federal agencies as real estate cases tend to span multiple jurisdictions.


If you have a case involving real estate fraud, please download the Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form.  Complete the form, attach any supporting documentation, and forward it to the address provided for review.    

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Complaint Forms


Contact Information:


Santa Barbara

Casey Nelson

1112 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Telephone: (805) 568-2300




Chris Clement

115 E. Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436
Tel: (805) 737-7760

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