BEWARE OF RENTAL SCAMS

Dated: 11/06/2018

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Beware of criminals who are taking advantage of unsuspecting renters and taking their hard earned money.  If you are looking for a rental home to live in, be careful responding to ads for rent.  There are people preying on the rental community and taking their security deposit and first-month rent.   These scammers are posting fake rental ads for properties and getting renters to sign a lease and give up their deposit money.  Some of these properties are legitimately listed for rent by a licensed Realtor but the scammers are posting fake ads.

This happened to a property I owned and had listed for sale.  Thankfully, the person who was planning on meeting the scammer to give her funds to move in decided to do a little research before meeting him.  She did a search for the address on Google and found my name.  She called and told me her story and I assured her that I was not aware of anyone signing a lease.  In fact, I told her the property was for sale and not for rent.  Unfortunately, I called the police but there was nothing they could do!  


https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/ph-tt-rental-scam-0725-story.html

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Tabitha Richardson

Tabitha Richardson has over 13 year experience as a Realtor and Broker in Maryland and Washington DC. She services as the principle owner of Premier Homes Realty located in Pikesville, Maryland. Ori....

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