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Real Estate Here Target Of Scams

March 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson No Comments
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(JACKSON)  The Jackson Police Department is cautioning those seeking a rental property or property for sale to be careful about responding to listings of real estate on websites like Facebook or Craig’s List.  Lieutenant Cole Nethercott says the scammers – often-times in foreign countries – list properties they don’t own and offer them for incredible deals.  He says that prompts someone to call to inquire about the property, and the scammer will request a deposit to hold the property for them which is sent to some bank account; and it turns out that it is a fraudulent transaction, of course.”  Nethercott says your best defense is to deal only with local owners, agents, buyers and renters, and insist upon at least one face-to-face meeting before exchanging personal information or money.

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