Consumers should be aware of scams from people posing to be real estate agents or
landlords. So if you're looking to buy or rent make sure you take the proper precautions.
Always meet the agent or landlord in person and ask them for their ID including
driver’s license, and if they are an agent, ask for their real estate license. Make sure
the person is the actual listing agent, owner, or is authorized to show it. If they can’t
or won’t meet you in person they may be a scammer.
Check their background. Use web search engines and other tools to verify their
identity including name, phone number, and email address. You want to make sure
they are who they say they are.
Never give out your financial information until you verify with whom you are dealing.
Consider researching the property or properties in question via other sources and/or
other agents to confirm it’s actually for sale or rent.
Beware of LOW priced homes for sale or rent. Be cautious of giving a cash deposit
until you have verified with confidence that the party with whom you are dealing is
legitimately who they say they are.
Whether you're a consumer or a real estate professional, please take the proper precautions
when looking to buy, sell or rent any type of real estate. When in doubt, back out.