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(LAS VEGAS, NV. KXNT)–Las Vegas Metro Police detectives are requesting assistance in identifying potential victims of a fraud scam involving a man identified as 54 year old George C. George.

George’s scheme revolves around real estate. He offered to help the unsuspecting victims purchase a home or purchase their existing home using his own funds and promising he could refinance or modify their mortgage.

The victims were required to provide money for down payments, earnest money, or origination fees in order for the deal to take place. In some cases the amounts were as high as $200,000 per person.

Once the exchange of money took place, the victims were unable to contact George. Detectives also learned that George often threaten the victims with physical harm.

A spokeswoman for Metro Police says its believed most of George’s victims were in Reno, Sparks, and areas of northern Nevada, but detectives here are concerned that some of his victims may have been from the Las Vegas area, too.

The investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Anyone who has any information which might assist in identifying potential victims regarding this investigation is urged to contact the LVMPD Fraud Section at 828-3590 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on the internet at http://www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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