Rental Scams Hit the Area…Again

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My phone has been ringing like crazy all morning long. Almost all the calls are about a new lease listing in Garland, TX at 3313 Ivanhoe

Apparently some low-life has poached my listing and posted it on HotPads at $700.  They’ve looked up the owner’s name and it’s made to look like a For Lease By Owner listing.

This is a scam! The guy tells a compelling story about being out of the country and asks you to wire him funds via Western Union.

Don’t fall for scams!  If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. The best way to protect yourself is to work with a reputable and local  leasing agent.

Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR

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Have you ever just met someone, but felt you like you'd known him for years? That's what most people experience with Tom. He has a knack for making folks feel right at home. After 21 years in the Air Force, loyalty and honesty are the foundation of everything Tom does. In addition to being a Texas Real Estate Broker, Tom is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and a Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR).

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