Houston Texas: Rental scam aimed at homeowners

Posted on June 28, 2012 • Filed under: Real Estate Scam, Scam, United States

A warning from a local couple trying to sell their home: Someone pretending to be the homeowner has been posting ads online claiming their home is for rent. “It’s scary to know that someone out there is using my husband’s identity to steal money from unsuspecting victims,” said Caroline Long. The Longs hired a Realtor and put their southwest Houston home up for sale about seven months ago. The couple’s Realtor was recently flooded with phone calls from people who wanted to rent the home. Read Article

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