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Vacation rentals sites are not exempt from scammers, they use stolen credit cards to list thier properties that may not exist. This practice is rare, but occurs with more often in cities like New York, Miami, etc. Below are some tips on how to avoid becoming the victim of a scammer.
If the property owner tries to communicate via email only or it seems to be too good of a deal step away and look at another property. There are thousands and thousands of vacation rentals so move on to a respected vacation rental owner that fully answers all of your questions and is more than willing to offer up proof that they are the legitimate owners of the property.
- Does the property owner have a website? Most scammers won't take the time to create a website BUT just because a property owner does not have a website does not make them a scammer, but it should raise a flag to proceed with caution. You should always speak with the owner and ask questions about the property if its a scam they may not be able to answer your question and thats a tip off that somethings wrong!
- When possible, pay with a credit card. Your credit card company will provide you protection in the event of fraud. Some owners do not accept credit cards as a form of payment. In that case most will accept a personal check. However, most scammers will only take cashiers checks. This should be a red flag. If a property owner requires a cashier check, take additional steps to assure the owner and rental are legitimate. NEVER wire money to a owner via Western Union only scamers will request you to send money this way!
“If its seems too good to be true, it probably a scam".
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