I want to bring your attention about some serious issue probably some of you already know. It's actually the reason that got me to open that previous thread. I knew about these scams, what I didn't know was how bad is and how the government actually legitimate the criminals activities.
It's not the phone calls "the police need your help to catch scammers, take your gold and money to the nearest garbage bin" that is targeted with great success to ederly women in the villages.
This is purposedly targetted to non residents with properties as they fail to be notified for legal actions against their properties
Since 2008 the government passed a law making private agents bailiff equivalent to legal officiers. That said there have been an excalation of properties sized to 150.000 till 2016. Now these bailiffs have been used by banks and credit suppliers to recollect the lost money till the thing got out of control and companies or anyone started to get execution orders to collect whatever they liked, yes because the bailiff supply documents they fill theirself and the court do not check neither for authenticity or to be correct in any form.
Thanks to this a huge scam market rised where criminals /companies target individuals who are not year around resident so they cannot fill opposition in court as they do not get notified. *you need an active and deposited bulgarian number plus someone checking often correspondence and your door for notifications*
Notice these scams are not direct only to foreign expats but also many bulgarians working abroad.
SO..the criminals go around looking for interesting properties from non residents, taking informations from insiders from banks, utilities companied etc and make up not existing debts trough your utilities or worst as claiming someone got a loan (with fake signatures) or own money for a service or product.
People get their house sold for debts about less than 1000 levs.
Most lawyers are unable to effectively oppose these scams as the law itself gives full authority to these criminals and take no responsibility to check anything.
There have been complaning and talking on the press and tv but the government never ever fixed the problem to these days.
There are at least two people I'm in contact who are now in such madness and all originated from the electricity company.