The FBI warns of a rise in online rentals and real estate fraud in Massachusetts

Updated: 10:26pm EDT July 12, 2022

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whether you are looking for a ***holiday apartment or a ***new place to stay. The FBI has issued a warning to both renters and owners. They say rental fraud is on the rise and that there are some red flags you should be aware of. The FBI says scammers sometimes *** send checks for more money than the agreed rental price and then ask the owner to return the extra money just to have the check limits and leave the owner hooked for the loss. Other times they say scammers advertise *** apartments online but it is actually *** fake posting copied from *** real estate website to renters for the money they sent when it comes to red flags. The FBI says someone who isn’t willing to meet in person can be damn big and make any excuse they can think of for not wanting to meet you, or an emergency always pops up to prevent the in-person meeting that happens should result in *** also red flag. Surely you want to be as sensible as possible before sending your hard-earned cash to some of these would-be scammers. The FBI encourages people to do their research, check online property records, and look for online reviews. The FBI says if you do become a victim of the scam, it’s best to contact both your bank and the FBI as soon as possible to say it would give agents the best chance of catching the scammer in Chelsea . Emily MA WCVB News Center Five

The FBI warns of a rise in online rentals and real estate fraud in Massachusetts

Updated: 10:26pm EDT July 12, 2022

Whether you’re looking for a vacation rental or a new place to live, here are the warning signs you should know.

Whether you’re looking for a vacation rental or a new place to live, here are the warning signs you should know.