At its very basic level, an act of fraud occurs when one person intentionally misleads another person in order to get money or another desired resource out of the deceitful interaction. Minnesotans are subject to attempted frauds in many realms of life; whether they fall for those attempted tricks depends upon how carefully they pay attention to the actions of others.
Throughout Hennepin County, individuals often watch what happens on their neighbors' properties out of both curiosity and their own economic interests. Property values can be impacted by poorly maintained lots or buildings which can in turn affect sales for nearby parcels. In other cases, property owners may hope to buy their neighbors' tracts of land in order to expand their own residences or businesses.