Burton Police Warn Residents of New Real Estate Scam
This new scam in Mid-Michigan involves someone posing as a realtor online. The person posing as a realtor will post available rentals on Craigslist. They then ask for a deposit sent via Western Union. Police are warning residents to do their research before ever sending someone money. The person posting these places for rent does not actually own the property.
The photos that are posted along with this scam are taken off realtor's websites, so they appear to be legit.
Wouldn't you want to see the place you were about to rent before sending anyone any money? If the scammer doesn't own the property, they wouldn't be able to show you the inside. Make sure you do your research before you ever send anyone money online. If you google the address of the property, you will probably find that the person posting the property does not own it.