Good Afternoon:

I hope this email finds you doing well. In today’s newsletter, I will convey a word of caution about mail scams.

This newsletter will be short and simple because the main point is short and simple, yet it’s an important one.

If you receive any documents in the mail asking for your signature and you do not understand the documents, make sure to consult with an attorney first. I bring this up because of the proliferation of real estate scams in Florida right now.

For example, if you receive a document in the mail requesting your signature, you may think it’s an application but it could be a document with legal consequences, like a contract.

Scammers will make it sound innocent until you fall for their tricks. Always err on the side of caution before signing unfamiliar documents.

Of course, the same idea would apply to documents received by e-mail or fax. The rule of thumb is simple: if you are not 100% certain of what you are signing, ask an attorney before signing. You can sacrifice critical legal rights by signing a document you are not familiar with.

Many lawyers offer free consultations these days and many will review a contract or other legal document for a fixed fee.

Follow this simple rule of thumb and save yourself from a bunch of headaches down the road.

I hope you have a good Sunday. Thank you for reading.

Until next time,


Ryan C. Torrens, Esq.

Consumer Advocate