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Ane Howard, Renter in San Francisco, CA


Asked by Ane Howard, San Francisco, CA Wed Jun 27, 2012

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I have been hearing about a new service that will be free to renters where they can check to see if the house is in foreclosure and/or validate who the owner is. Have you heard about this service yet?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 10, 2012
Sadly, it is all too common (particularly on CL). Typically, the 'scammer' is not a licensed Realtor so the Dept of RE will not be able to help. The Dept of Homeland Security actually has a department for internet crimes.

As others mentioned, report it to Trulia (thankfully, I've not had a scammed listing on Trulia - thank you Trulia) if appropriate.

I have also 'outed' scammers before on CL by posting follow up ads informing all that the property is leased/sold and to be wary of other postings. It is frustrating and sad that there is very little we can do to stop the scam listings or catch the scammer.

I'm sorry you have experienced this, best of luck!

DRE 01216142
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 22, 2012
Ellen is totally right, please email us the listing so that we can take a look and if necessary, make the appropriate changes.

Please email us

Thank you so much, let me know if I can help with anything else,

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 9, 2012
Ane, can you elaborate? If this listing is not a legitimate real estate listing and you think there may be some violation of law, then I would contact The Department of Real Estate, the agency that oversees real estate agents, brokers and the industry. there are local offices in SF, Oakland etc. Easy to locate.

If this is a spammer via Trulia you are talking about? I would contact Trulia directly as none of us who are on here answering questions really can do anything. We are individual agents and consumers ion the Trulia site, engaging in dialogue, questions and answers etc. about real estate.

Definately let Trulia know if this is the issue.. but if it is something unethical/illegal regarding a real estate listing, please contact the DRE.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 27, 2012
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