We are real estate investment professionals. We are part of a group that has sold more than 15,000 properties since 1999. We have no intention nor desire to scam anyone.
Whether you buy from us or a competitor, please call the county recorder to verify ownership of the parcel. Make sure the company or person that you’re buying from actually does own the property.
It’s possible that the person or company may be in the process of purchasing the land and are pre-selling the parcel, and if that’s the case, then you should request proof through an option agreement or purchase agreement that the person or entity does have the property under contract and has the legal right to sell it to you.
As an added safety measure, you can always make the down payment with a credit card. You can always dispute the transaction if it turns out to be a scam.
Or you can always pay for an escrow agent if you’re still uncomfortable about the transaction.