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Jeni, Other/Just Looking in

I am looking to rent a house in sevier co.the owners want new to wire the deposit money to them how do I know they are legit??

Asked by Jeni, Wed Jan 18, 2012

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Everyone's CORRECT on this one...The bottom line is that if you haven't met with the owners personally, DON'T wire anything! This sounds like a scam! If it doesn't feel right, it's probably NOT right.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 22, 2012
Don't wire anybody anything. Period. Meet them at the house. Do not fall for a scam
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 18, 2012
The "red flags" are and should be there. Before providing any amount of money always request proof of ownership. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways but one of the easiest is to request copies of several bills with their identity: taxes, electric, gas, water, phone. These are common and regular and should be able to be easily produced.

In the event they resist or come up with excuses......you may want to move on and explore other options.

Good luck,

Bill
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 18, 2012
That is the most popular SCAM right now:
Most of the absentee owners are using a Property Management company.
Be forewarned; many have fallen before you.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 18, 2012
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