People can get duped no matter where they live. The 3 flat next door to our daughters building was once a lovely, JErusalem stone building ,with a garden .Now it looks like a bomb site. Seems that Israel is on a fault line and the government was offering
tax incentives to earthquake proof your homes. A contractor enters the scene, tells the owners that for the right to build a penthouse on top of the third floor and get the one million dollars that he expects to get for it, he, the contractor will quake proof
their property and do some major remodeling for the present three condo owners of the building. Only the building inspectors didn't sign off on it after a grand excavation,plywood over windows,garden destroyed and now after a court case and all of the anxiety,
the owners are left with a mess and an eye sore to the neighborhood.Guess it can happen anywhere. Even in Jerusalem.