Does fraud bother you?

I have a listing for a 4 bedroom, 1 and a half bath home in Reno NV for sale. Today I started getting emails from people asking if the ad on craigslist was real.  I answered of course it is real. They responded with the rental listing for $790 with all utilities paid? I could not believe it. Someone had taken my listing and put their fraudulent information on a new craigslist ad and they were trying to rent the home I have for sale, pretending to be the owner! This person even went as far as to text individuals and even email documentation that they are the owner. I am amazed at the lengths people will go to obtain money falsely. Please if you are looking to rent or to buy DO NOT send any personal information or money if you are unable to meet with the REALTOR, Property Manager or homeowner. I not only received the emails from people wondering if it was a scam or the real deal but also a phone call and even a text (from my for sale sign on the property). Remember if is sounds too good to be true it just might be. If you need help to rent or buy contact a REALTOR or Property Manager and if you do not know one you can always contact me for help or a referral. Please make sure that you are leasing from a person who has the legal right to lease or sell to you. If you are buying you will go though escrow and title and there is a process, not just sending money to an account. Additionally make sure that you have verified all information and they have not simply emailed you documents that they can obtain online. With the age of the Internet property and owner information is easy to obtain. Be careful and if you suspect fraud or a scam verify, report and flag it please! Happy hunting!

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