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Judy Buss, Real Estate Pro in Greenville, SC

32 Lanneau @ $1200 has been posted by someone other than owner's agent. Home is being rented at $1800 by local management company hired by owner.

Asked by Judy Buss, Greenville, SC Mon Nov 21, 2011

Please be aware of fraud.

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Not only is it happening from third party sites, craigslist, etc The Greenville Association of Realtors is not doing well at having a properly displayed database of available rentals, the property management companies do not want to work with Realtors and there is not one central location to find out what is available. Coming from a market that has a streamlined rental inventory system I feel Greenville is behind the times and needs a solution, at least that way you could cross check information and the scamming might become less frequent.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 22, 2011
This is so wrong and they should be fined for this - or something - it is wrong
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 21, 2011
Allan is right, it is becoming a VERY common scam. People have actually gotten to a point of giving first and last months rent, only to find out the person they were talking to had nothing to do with the property.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 21, 2011
Have had the same problem with a Short Sale Condo of mine(322 Richard Court in Pomona, NY). For Sale only and a Craigslist scammer identifying himself as the owner and living "overseas" is renting for $900(worth at least $1600 if it was for rent). Problem is nobody will make the effort(authorities or Craigslist) to look into it. Thank you for the post
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 21, 2011
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