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who do i contact about someone purchasing a home illegally?

well its in ohio.. they make 35,000 a year.. have repo houses and cars.. husband works one job,,, wife doesnt work.. they bought a house for 147,000. in wife's name only.. plus bough 2 brand new vehicles in wife's name only... the husband does work for daddys company.. but daddy doesnt run it.. the son does,, he has forged w-2 forms all the time, and yes i know for a fact he only makes 35,000 a year.. who does a person conctact about illegally doing w-2 forms?
  • October 18 2010 - East Liverpool
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The IRS is the place to go, this can also trigger a series of charges with local authorities.  You can also contact your local sheriff and ask to speak to an investigator.

  • October 24 2010
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First I would begin with your broker.  If it's a large company like Coldwell Banker, they have teams of attorneys and they would take it from there, I would think. If it's not your company's transaction, then I'd try the State's Attorney.
  • October 21 2010
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your right.. yes we are buying a home on  rent to own basis.. but no paper work has been done yet. so we are rent ing i guess..


as for the other issues.. they will get caught eventually..

and yes.. rent to own house we are in but owner will not let us do paper work unless we take ov er their full monthly mortgage payment, and insurance and taxes, and that was not our agreement.. so i guess we just rent..

  • October 21 2010
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goodinhouse -

Your posts are not making any sense!  You posted that you are doing rent to own, and that you have no contract, and that you are only getting receipts for renting, and that you didn't qualify for a mortgage, and that you can't get a mortgage, but then you post that you bought last year and that you have a mortgage and that the underwriter only asked for your W2 with no form signed for the Underwriter to get the tax filings direct from the IRS.

Your "friend" or your "neighbor", whichever it is, doesn't have to tell you the truth about their household income nor their forms, nor their credit ratings, or anything else.  This friend or neighbor was simply pulling your leg!  (Or put more bluntly, lying, just to lead you on).

If you saw cars being towed away, they were likely "leases", not "repossessed".

And there is no requirement for two in a household to work, nor is there any requirement about whose name they put on the deed.  They could even create a trust and put it in the name of the trust.

I understand you are upset about not being able to get a loan and your own prior bankruptcy, but really, it is not your neighbor's fault.

Sure, file the fraud form with the IRS and they will check it out.  If the "yarn" had any truth to it, it is the IRS's responsibility to resolve it.

  • October 20 2010
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Your best bet is contacting the IRS directly. They have a page here on how to report fraud, what types of activity should be reported and a link to the form.

Although it would be more direct to report it to the lender who received the shaky paperwork that is likely to either go nowhere or cause you a problem since they may not keep your identity private from the alleged forger. People that dodge taxes often do so for years. Reporting them to the IRS is the best shot you have at sending any fraudy chickens home to roost.

I would add that you should not turn them in because you are mad at them or jealous that they can lie and live a shiny lifestyle. Instead, you should turn them in because you think that it is wrong for them to evade taxes or intentionally deceive their lender into loaning them money.
  • October 20 2010
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Contact the IRS.  But usually w-2 forms are only one of many documents needed by lenders in transactions today.
  • October 20 2010
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let me say this.. we bought house last year.. showed w-2 forms.. NO tax papers at all... i still think it is wrong.. since the wife hast work in 6 yrs!
  • October 20 2010
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I'm not a broker.  I've just finished all of my paperwork to send to underwriters and those W-2's aren't enough.  They also wanted to see the actual paperwork from H & R Block for the past two years to back up those W-2's!  So there could be a lot about your neighbors that you don't know.
Just a thought.......
  • October 19 2010
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Go here and fill out a 3949 Form, and mail it to the IRS address at the bottom.

IRS fraud form

I think this was the form that they used to get Capone? 
  • October 19 2010
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I agree call the IRS if you want to be proactive. Or the FBI fraud division they would love to take a look at that. :)
  • October 18 2010
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You have asked for advice, and you've gotten the only advice that is practical, or than anyone here can offer you - - call the IRS......continuing to vent here isn't going to accomplish your goal.

Best wishes...........
  • October 18 2010
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that is what is wrong with the mortgage crisis and this country.. let it g o.. ya ya ya... what go es around comes around.. well come to my little town , and really see how it is .. trust me you wouldnt let it go either!!!
  • October 18 2010
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Call the IRS.

  • October 18 2010
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You need to let it go.  What goes around, comes around.  Believe me, it does.  Let it go.
  • October 18 2010
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The bank verifies through the IRS. Who knows, possibly they came into an inheritance, and bought the property cash. I wouldn't waste my time getting involved or on the revenge. It's bad karma.
  • October 18 2010
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LET ME TELL YOU THIS.. HOW I KNOW  THE W-2 were forged..  they said so!@!!!!!! and how in the world can she get a 147,000 home with NO job, no income! come on.. no grudges.. these people are wrong! and breaking the law.. dont tell me i ahve something against them. .i dont .. its not right. they break the law! tell me where would they get a home mortgage and brand new cars with a foreclosure and 3 repo cars on their report?
  • October 18 2010
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Sure sounds like you have a personal grudge or situation at work here, and are looking for some kind of revenge.

I agree with Joan, in that I'd make sure you don't start something you might regret later. Making these kinds of charges against someone, even though you may THINK you "know for a fact" how much he makes, etc,  might have repercussions for you, too. You may not have all the facts you think you have - and truthfully, why would you have someone else's personal financial information?

You keep referencing he "forges w-2 forms" - that's a serious accusation. Is it possible this person has savings that you don't know about? Perhaps that's where this extra money is coming from to make the purchsses you mentioned.

In any event - you'd want to contact the IRS, since your accusations are in regard to his w-2 forms.
  • October 18 2010
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If this was financed through a bank, the bank has the ability to investigate whether or not the W2s were falsified somehow and banks depend on more than W2s to verify income.

This sounds like an IRS issue if what you are saying is true but it sounds like you have a personal beef with this individual and I would be careful about your motivations in getting involved.
  • October 18 2010
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The lender will verify this income with the IRS by executing the 4506T. They will typically also run at least one other report to guard against fraud.


  • October 18 2010
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