RENTERS BEWARE! Scam Alert!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska
RENTERS BE AWARE
Looking For A Rental? Please be Aware of Scammers, particularly on Craigslist!
The scammers use properties that are FOR SALE to lure renters.
If you see an offer that seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Please do NOT give anyone money without verifying their identity and checking out the property in person.
Do Not Give your Social Security Number to Anyone!
Even if they send you what seems to be a legitimate application, or professional photos, it might be a scam.
You can always visit or call a local real estate business to verify information on potential rental properties.
If you have been scammed, you should file an online complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at www.ic3.gov
The IC3 gives victims of cybercrime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
                                    Bay Realty Alaska
  

Since 1974, Bay Realty has been serving the communities of the entire Southern Kenai Peninsula. This includes Homer, Anchor Point, Diamond Ridge, Skyline Drive, Olsen Mountain, Kachemak City, Fritz Creek, East End Road, Old East End Road, to the End of the Road, Homer Spit, Happy Valley, Deep Creek, Ninilchik, Clam Gulch, Seldovia, Across the Bay, and Caribou Hills. From Clam Gulch to Where the Land Meets the Sea and then on to Across the Bay

We can help you find your Way!

 
 
 
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Comments (7)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debra - scammers never sleep.  It's interesting to see "old favorites" continuing to make the rounds.  

Apr 11, 2022 03:38 AM
Debra Leisek

We saw a lot of this a few years back and it seems to be making the rounds again. Scammers never sleep is so true! Thank you Michael Jacobs Good to hear from you always!

Apr 12, 2022 01:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Debra... we saw a lot of that 10+ years ago... recently, not so much. I haven't had an issue like this on one of my listings for more years than I can count.

Apr 11, 2022 04:26 AM
Debra Leisek

Its making a comeback recently. I haven't seen these in a while but with rentals so tight people are desperate. Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker   

Apr 12, 2022 01:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, I've seen this happen on Craigslist as well!

Apr 11, 2022 04:52 AM
Debra Leisek

Craigs list does nothing to help either. They should not let people get ripped off and do nothing. I don't use Craigs list because of this


Thank you Kat Palmiotti 

Apr 12, 2022 01:10 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debra. Scammers are everywhere. I often wonder how much more they could make if they used their abilities in an honest venture? Enjoy your day.

Apr 11, 2022 04:59 AM
Debra Leisek

I always wonder that too... if they put that energy to honest work, they could be rich and not look over their shoulder all the time. Thank you Wayne Martin  Enjoy your day too!

Apr 12, 2022 01:12 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! bill

Apr 11, 2022 05:41 AM
Debra Leisek

I love the owl and all the photos you use! thank you Bill Salvatore 


They never let me tag you

Apr 12, 2022 01:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debra, I don't think they sleep, constantly trying to rip people off!  Great warning!

Apr 11, 2022 06:57 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

It seems like they are happy to steal from people and usually the people who can least afford it. Just plain wrong.  Thank you Joan Cox 

Apr 12, 2022 01:18 AM