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Rental Scams

Published:  June 13, 2019

A reminder to be aware of rental scams.  We have received reports of new scams involving properties in Sonoma County. In these cases, a person runs an ad usually on Craig’s list advertising a property is for rent and instructs you to drive by. 

The scammer then requests a deposit before you can view the inside of the property or to submit an application. The scammer does not in fact own the property and many times are located overseas or out of state making it difficult for us to locate these individuals.

The FTC website has tips to help spot a scam. If you plan to rent a new property, please review before responding to any ads.  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/06/keys-avoiding-home-rental-scams?utm_source=govdelivery

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