Why the art of Social Engineering is working on people. Find out why, know the limits and protect yourself.
Here is five real-life Cons and how to avoid them.
The one where a new renter pays the security deposit.
Imagine paying a deposit on a new apartment only to find out a few days later that someone else recently moved in. Real estate scams often involve fake websites that post legitimate listings. In some cases, the scammer has actual access to the home in question and provides a lockbox code so you can view the property by yourself. Don’t fall for this fraud. Always request a viewing with the owner or real estate agent present. Never send anyone money without signing a written lease or without confirming the legitimacy of the owner.