Monthly Archives: April 2016

Caveat Renter

Seriously?  You only want $800 for that?

What’s this about a free credit check before I can view the property?

Is it really your policy not to share the property’s address until I submit my application?

Do you require everyone to pay their security deposit or first month’s rent before viewing the property?

Scams have been around for hundreds of years  but new scams, especially involving rentals in North Carolina, are popping up every day.

We live in the age of Caveat Renter or Renter Beware.

If the rental rate sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.

If the only way you can view the property is to submit an application, pay a security deposit or allow a free credit check first, it’s probably a scam.

If the deal involves instant money transfer, money order or cashier’s check, it’s probably a scam.

If the deal involves sending any money out of the country, it’s probably a scam.

If the phone number in the online ad doesn’t match the sign in the front yard, it’s probably a scam.

Don’t be a victim.

A reminder from the T. R. Lawing Realty

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