Watch out for scams after hurricane Irma

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Realty Group Lic. # SL3154233

As people begin to recover and repair their home after hurricane Irma, it is important to be aware of scammers. Please watch out for:

 

  1. People who want you to pay up-front fees to help you claim services, benefits, or get loans.

  2. Contractors selling repairs door-to-door, especially when they ask to receive payment up front or offer deep discounts.

  3. Con artists posing as government employees, insurance adjusters, law enforcement officials, or bank employees. It is easy to fake credibility and uniforms, so do not give out personal information to people you don’t know.

  4. Government employees never charge to help you get a benefit or service and will never ask for payment or financial information.

  5. Fake charities. Normally, legitimate organizations do not have similar names to government agencies or other charities, so if they do, it may be a scam. Never give out donations over the phone.

  6. Limited time offers. Anyone who offers you something and tells you that it is for a very limited time may be trying to pressure you into something that you could later regret. You should never be pressured to make a decision on the spot or to sign anything without having enough time to review it. Take your time, read and understand anything presented to you, and ask a trusted friend, relative, or attorney before acting.

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Abby Stiller 

Realtor® Lic. #3154233    

12 Years of Experience

RE/MAX Realty Group    Cape Coral Fort Myers Naples  Realtor Cape Coral      

 

I help Home buyers find their dream home & Homeowners sell for more. Thinking of buying or selling? Call/Text me: 239-284-8637   Your Honest & Dedicated Realtor!

or visit: www.TeamStiller.com

 

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Wonderful list of much needed tips for those who suffered hurricane Irma's devastation, Abby! I did read another one that you may also be sending your clients - it was in the Q&A

I hope how soon you are back to work and thriving again, Abby!

Sep 16, 2017 08:48 PM #1
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Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS I will check it out , I think I saw too from Annette. This week was very slow as everybody was trying to get back to normal, but coming week should be better. Thank you

Sep 17, 2017 08:27 AM #2
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Good luck in getting your real estate business back on track, Abby Stiller

Sep 22, 2017 12:31 PM #3
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Thanks fo your wishes John Mosier I'm getting there

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