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Fraud Alert on your website!

Asked by Rvenhaus, 75252 Fri Jun 22, 2012

Alert someone has been using your website to commit internet advance payment scams using fraudelant rental home listings on you site. The address was 6426 La Manga Drive, Dallas, TX 75248‏. They

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Chad Gray’s answer
Vacation home rental scams are rampant in South Florida as well. Here's a link to a recent blog we posted on the topic.…

Be Educated.


Be Safe.

Chad Gray, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 6, 2012
Another one is 6245 Preston Wood Ct, Dallas 75252. They are claiming to be Janis Biegler.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 26, 2012
I posted a good article on my blog in reference to this very topic, here is a tidbit. More on my blog and who to report these acts to!

Vacation Rental Scams!!! Know before pay!

Recently there have been a nasty rash of fraud reports in reference to vacation rental scams. If you are planning a trip and surfing the net to locate a great vacation rental - you need to be aware of the following before booking and paying a deposit.

When you find a property for rent, google the property address, sender's email address, phone number, sender's name and even parts of the email itself. Check, cross check and double check to ensure the property is a rental!

If the deal sounds to good to be true - it is! Do not go with your gut research the validity of the rental company and the property. If you locate the home on the internet as "for sale" call the realtor to verify it is also a rental.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 24, 2012
Always use a REALTOR. There are too many people taking advantage of people these days..A good REALTOR knows what to look for to avoid any possible fraudulent situations.

Deanna Sinclair, REALTOR
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 24, 2012
Great job sharing it with us!

Thank you!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 23, 2012
Just flag it as spam. They're pretty good about taking those off quickly.

Make sure you use a realtor. Make sure you see the inside of the house.

Never mail money to a PO Box for a deposit.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
That's why it's SO important to take advantage of the services provided by your very own Realtor. The internet is always a great way to start a home search for buying or leaseing but you need representation to navigate these waters.

Andrea Brooks
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012 says this property is owned by Sandy Garza. You might want to try and find her on and find her phone to tell her, or just drop a note by this residence.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
Who is this addressed to? Everyone in general related to the address above?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
Fraud on this website is MASSIVE. Always try to deal with a Realtor. Any property that is listed with a Realtor and MLS is real and we are legally bound by laws to protect the public. Not all listings on this website are through Realtors and our MLS system. Many listings that are out of state or even out of the country on this website is a SCAM.

Be smart and be careful.


0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2012
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