I read an interesting story last night about a woman who was trying to sell her house in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sharon Smith hired a real estate agent to advertise her house for sale and, as is normal these days, photographs were taken and posted online for potential buyers to peruse. But it seems what homeowners have to beware of is that criminals may also be checking out the properties that are up for grabs, in the hope that they can use the details in a money-making scam.
The scam worked like this. A criminal, found the details of Sharon Smith’s property on the estate agent’s website and swiped the photographs. He then posted a message on the popular Craigslist website, listing the property as available for rental.
When people responded to the rental ad, the scammer emailed back calling himself “Dr Jack Fred”, saying that he had just…
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