A bill that sponsors say would protect senior citizens and punish predatory criminals is making its way through the General Assembly. House Bill 1292 would combat real estate fraud by requiring identification to be provided when deeds are recorded by persons who are not licensed attorneys, financial institutions or realtors, passed the House with bipartisan support and is headed to the Senate.

“The Georgia House has taken action to safeguard senior citizens and other vulnerable individuals from fraudsters seeking to unlawfully appropriate property,” said state Rep. Gabe Okoye, D-Lawrenceville – the bill’s top signer. “This proactive approach reflects a dedication to justice and integrity within the real estate sector, safeguarding the rights and interests of all citizens.” 

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