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Vacation Rental Scam

How does this sound?…”One week rental of a 5 bedroom house on the beach this summer, with your close friends and family.  Amenities include, rec room, flat screen TVs, jacuzzi, pool tables and more.” Does this vacation rental sound good?

When choosing a vacation rental there are a few things you need to be aware of so that you don’t get scammed!  The Federal Trade Commision has a few tips to help you avoid being ripped off by a scam.

vacation rentalIt might be a scam if:

  • You are asked to wire them the security deposit or other vacation rental fee. Remember once the money is sent you cannot get it back.
  • They pressure you to send money before you even meet or see the apartment.
  • Do research, if you see the same ad under a different name, it may be a hijacked ad.
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If it sounds too good to be true, it may be just that.