May 3, 2012 Leave a comment
Renters are being warned to beware online scammers pretending to have properties for lease.
First National Real Estate says people posing as landlords are duping people into paying a deposit for keys to inspect a property.
First National chief executive Ray Ellis says the money is paid via a money transfer often overseas only for the prospective tenant to find the property doesn’t exist.
Ellis says people should always meet a landlord or property manager in person.
Source: Herald Sun, 21 Apr 2012