Scam Alert: Home Sellers Beware

posted by John Baibak - 

The Springfield  Police Department is out with a warning to homeowners and realtors of a scam that  targets homes for sale.  

Two arrests were made earlier this week  involving people who allegedly attempted to rent a home that was not  theirs.  

Police say scammers are taking pictures from primary sites like  Zillow and reposting them on secondary sites such as Craigslist and  listing the property for rent as their own. 

Anyone who has noticed they  have a home they are selling or renting that is receiving suspicious  inquiries, had the locks changed or has a property listed for sale on a  non-approved site is being urged to notify the authorities.

(Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


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