Watch out for Rental Scammers
Unfortunately, people in our town are falling victim to scammers. Literally, it has happened this week. This is something to be be on the lookout for—both for tenants and landlords. The internet is a great way to search for your next rental, but always be wary of scams. Anyone, anywhere can post anything online with a quick click of a button.
Check out these tips on how to spot an online rental scam:
The best way to prevent a rental scam is to be wary—because you don’t know who you are really talking to online until you can meet with them in person. There are some great rentals out there, but beware of deals that are too good to be true and a “landlord” who is only able to communicate through a keyboard.
Lisa E. Priest wants to catch all the scammers and is an East Texas Area Broker/REALTOR® and Property Manager with Picket Fence Realty, Inc. You can reach her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or read more at BuyPalestine.com.