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Tips for real estate avoiding fraud.

At HomeFinder.com, listing integrity is a key focus for us, and honesty is one of our core values.  We also must rely on the company or person selling or renting a home to provide accurate information.

However, there is always the possibility of online real estate fraud, which can take the form of someone trying to sell or rent a home they do not own, or have possession of.

Below are some red flags that you should be aware of:

  1. The property's representative is unable to meet you in person.
  2. Requests for personal or financial information before you have met the seller, renter or property manager.
  3. Request to wire money via MoneyGram or Western Union.
  4. Long-distance landlords or the owner is out of the country.
  5. Email exchanges that are lengthy, have numerous typos or overly appealing to your sympathy.
  6. If it sounds too good to be true, it may be (listing is significantly less than others in same area).
  7. If you receive a request for your social security number, bank account number, or any code sent to your cell phone via text message or phone call.
  8. If you are asked to fill out an application with personal information before you have seen the property in person or met the owner or renter.


If you come across a suspicious listing that you think could be a fraudulent fraud then please provide us with either the property ID, or link to the listing on HomeFinder.com using this form.

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