Suspicious Clients Article from RealtorLink News
November 27, 2012 Leave a comment
Have you ever suspected one of your clients isn’t being honest? This client may have bought and sold a number of properties using your services and may have referred others to you. But one day your client makes an offhand comment or you overhear part of a conversation that makes you wonder whether the “family businesses” or “investments” they say are the source of funds to buy properties, are legal.
“Organized crime often takes great measures to appear legitimate,” explains Hughes. “Criminals use family members or relations who may look like a typical family with an ordinary business, while in reality they’re strawmen for criminals trafficking drugs, firearms, humans, stolen vehicles, or running illegal gambling and prostitution houses.”
Teresa Hughes, Director of Investigations, Probe Inc.