A little education can go a long way when it comes to protecting yourself from real estate scams.
Be wary when communicating with the “agent” or “owner” who posted the listing.
Report anyone asking for funds upfront, or information such as Social Security numbers.
Stay alert and keep an eye out for these red flags:
-No formal business page
-A lack of online reviews
-No link to a website with their license number
-No references to real estate on their social media pages
-An unwillingness to meet in person
Before working with someone you came across on social media, do some research to ensure they’re legitimate.