Beware of this Real Estate Scam

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Harcourts Prestige Properties of La Jolla DRE# 01276329

 Summer can be a busy time for real estate, thus scam artists are out and about taking advantage of potential renters. The scam consists of taking actual listings and changing the phone number, name of the owner, and listing price to offer what seemingly is a great deal. Katherine Hurt from the Better Business Bureau notes that criminals will convince potential victims that they must rent the property first without seeing it with untraceable wire money sent before move-in date.

 

The scam is occurring nationwide. Kyle Stark, a homeowner in Indianapolis was shocked when someone came by saying that they were moving in the upcoming weekend and wanted to personally meet the owner. In Houston, one owner had to put a sign on the front door of the property warning others that the low price to rent his place advertised via Facebook Ads was a scam. Have you experience such a scam?

 

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William Feela
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I have of but does it suprise me that this is going in

Jun 07, 2018 11:22 AM #1
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This scam has been happening so much in Charlotte that a local news station did a story on it recently. It's always a good reminder of what's going on so thanks for blogging about it Tiffany.

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