[quote=“stonecoldken, post:19, topic:31097”]I don’t see how this is different from someone offering you $50 to refer them to their real estate agency. Or a bank that runs an ad they’ll give you $25 if you refer a friend. Finder’s fees is standard in business. I think FBI is just too lazy to go after gang bangers & terrorists.
And why did Bowen’s parents not pay taxes on the $100K? They’re the real criminals.[/quote]aside from what nwa said, there are very strict regulations on finders fees and referral bonuses. The amounts of money you are allowed to collect and offer are very small, not thousands of dollars. If a real estate agency offers thousands as a funders fee, they are breaking the law and will suffer stiff penalties.
If the nca a wants to allow $50 finders fees, I’m good with that, but agents aren’t going to waste their time.