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Acapella.sin…, Home Buyer in Santa Rosa, CA

Are you able to track potential scammers? I was approached by someone trying to get my credit information from your listing page.

Asked by Acapella.singer, Santa Rosa, CA Wed Aug 28, 2013

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Look up the house on foreclosure's, houses for sale, or bank owned properties. One of these websites can confirm whether the house is for rent or not.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 13, 2013
NEVER give your credit card number to anyone online in order to get information on a listing.

The web s a great source of information, but sadly many scammers use the web to make profits.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 12, 2013
The worst phishing scam we're seeing now involves Homes listed for sale, being used by con-artists to advertise as rental properties on Craigslist. Once contact is made, they ask for personal info in order to "run a credit check". The rental market is tight and that helps to drive their phishing scam. There is frustrating little that can be done to track these people. If you have the callers number, you could report it to the police. I hope they may have someone working on this. People looking for rentals on the internet should be sure to at least drive by the house to see if there is a real estate sign, or look up the address on this site, Zillow, and Realtor.com to see if it is a listing. Legitimate landlords and property management people will meet you at the property or in their place of business face to face.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 10, 2013
Hello, as per below comment, we have to have your signed authorization to ask and/or pull your credit. We would not call just to ask for credit information out of the blue!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 28, 2013
We do not cold call people and ask for their credit information. Only if we are actively working with them as a client or prospect, and we always have them sign consent forms
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 28, 2013
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