The ONLY way to stop this from happening to your listings is watermarking your photos * the exterior picture at least. SCAMMERS in our area are taking MLS listings from our public MLS or Zillow/Trulia which is why I don't post rental listings to MLS and watermark them on my website AND in my postlets listings. My HomeRentals.net HERO website watermarks automatically! www.watermark-image.com
If the Rental Price is too good to be true IT IS
It's happening AGAIN....renters are contacting me regarding a Wellington Florida rental home they found online asking almost HALF of what the true market value is. Since these homes are never listed in the MLS I'm not sure how my phone number is tied to these homes for rent, maybe it's listed on the frame of the site and not with the actually ad, in any event some how they contact me and start asking:
Is the property at XYZ Lane in Wellington still for rent?
When can I see it?
When can I move in?
Will you take first and security?
Will you allow pets?
Unfortunately I'm never asked WHY IS THIS PROPERTY LISTED SO LOW? It appears some of these potential targets are so blinded by the price that it doesn't cross their mind that they might be getting scammed.
Yes, I said "TARGETS" because after doing a little investigating on these homes for rent I find out every time that it's another rental scam.
Wellington Florida renters need to beware! There are a ton of rental scams across the web and this is why hiring a professional real estate agent to assist you with your Wellington Florida rental search is highly recommended.
Here's one of the latest rental scams sweeping across America: LATEST RENTAL SCAM BLAZING THROUGH THE SOUTHLAND – BEWARE!
Attention Wellington Florida Renters if the rental price is too good to be true IT IS.
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.
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