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Benton County reportedly seeing rise in real estate fraud | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima

BENTON COUNTY, Wash.-Real estate fraud involving seller impersonation is on the rise across Benton County. Criminals are posing as legitimate property owners and then selling vacant or, in some cases, occupied homes that they do not own, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The fraud works when scammers obtain the social security and driver’s