Craigslist Scams

In  light of recent occurrences relating to unauthorized posting of  listings on Craigslist by someone other than the listing agent, we would like to remind those who are looking to buy or rent Real estate to be careful.

We have seen properties that are currently listed as for sale being put on Craigslist listed as rental properties by scammers and usually listed at much lower value than the normal rent price in the area.

Keep in mind that scammers may be looking to get your personal information as well as your money.

Craigslist has a section on their site about scams and how to avoid them.

http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.

A recent article shows an example of this problem http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110606/NEWS/106060322/Growing-online-scam-uses-legitimate-sale-home-listings-trick-renters?odyssey=mod%7Cmostcom 

Contact Erna and Petur Sigurdsson, Realtors at The Viking Team, Realty at 321-263-5096 for help buying or selling a home in Longwood, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Seminole and Orange County and the surrounding areas of Central Florida. To Search For Homes For Sale in Central Florida Click Here.