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How do the scammers get the information to post on this website.?

Asked by angelsbymyside, San Jose, CA Thu May 16, 2013

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The same place everyone else get's information. The internet.
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A surprising number of the pictures used for rental scams come from Google Earth. Scamming is big business but a lot of it is pretty low quality. It can be done from anywhere by almost anyone. The often stated "if it's too good to be true ..." be very cautious. Scamming is a numbers game targeting people's natural desire to get a great deal.

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Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650-857-1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
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Thank you for your question:

As Terri Vellios pointed out the scammers get this information from the internet.

At one time, when I first started in this profession, listing information was considered confidential. Only Licensed members of the Real Estate Board were permitted to have access to this information. The primary purpose of confidentiality was to protect the Public from Criminals who might misuse that information if it were public.

One of the purposes of this confidentiality was to make Real Estate scams very difficult.

However as a result of a number of legal rulings, the Courts ruled against Confidentiality of the Real Estate Data. As a result, today, most of that formerly confidential Real Estate data, is now considered non confidential public information available to all members of the Public, including the scammers.

As a result, the scammers have access to a very large amount of formerly confidential data that they can use to perpetrate their Real Estate scams against the Citizens.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
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