Scammers are misleading susceptible Americans into buying land for an investment, a vacation home, or a place to retire. They send attractive real estate brochures in the mail, noting that the land is in a warm and hospitable climate with recreation and conveniences nearby. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Unassuming citizens purchase the land without seeing it, only to discover that it is in the middle of nowhere, far away from utilities and other amenities, and cannot be resold for even a fraction of the price. In another form of land fraud, scammers use fake documents with forged deeds and contracts with fake notary stamps to sell off properties they don’t own.