The Pasco Sheriff’s Office has issued some pointers to help people avoid rental scams.
Here are some precautions to take to help keep yourself safe:
Meet with the property owner or property manager in person before disclosing any financial information.
Use reputable sites to locate properties.
Research online listings and real estate company reviews.
Be cautious regarding properties that have multiple listings
Do not complete real estate transactions without seeing the property.
Do not pay for rental properties using mobile payment apps, gift cards or virtual currency.
Published February 14, 2024