Stealing Home - A Con's Guide to Inheritance Theft by Phillip C. Lemmons
When parents become unable to protect their assets due to infirmity or death, your inheritance is vulnerable. Usernames, passwords, certificates of title, deeds, identification cards, and physical possession is all that stands between your inheritance and cons. Parents plan for incapacity and death by going to an attorney for a will, trust, and power of attorney. While those instruments are useful for managing and transferring assets, they are useless in protecting them against theft. Instead, they create greater vulnerability because they must be carried out by someone else and are easily amended, revoked, and obtained by cons through manipulation and forgery. Cons hide in plain sight while planning strategies to steal your inheritance. They blend well because cons never look like cons. They look like your friends, relatives, and neighbors. They resemble your trusted accountant, investment advisor and minister. They are also perfect strangers. Once they decide to steal an inheritance, cons are relentless. They don't stop until everything is taken. This book brings awareness to inheritance theft. It also reveals six steps to wiping out an entire estate. Becoming familiar with those steps will help you identify cons, detect suspicious behavior, and take preventive action before it's too late.