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how do you know if the listing is a scam?

I received a phone call from ?owner? in California but they are not able show me the inside of the house.  They want me to sign and pay a deposit without showing the house from the inside and their is no agent?
  • September 02 2012 - Central Southwest
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You would not buy a car with out test driving it.So I would use the same advice for homes renting/buying.
  • September 02 2012
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Run as fast as you can away from this.
Why would you give anyone money for a property you have not viewed?
  • September 23 2012
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Contact a REALTOR in your area.  There is so much going right now that it pays to work with a professional.  As a renter you must interview the landlord and what the landlord will provide for you also.  Your agent can take care of that for you and the fee is usually paid by the landlord/seller/Lessor.

Good Luck!
  • September 23 2012
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Have the police meet them at the home, guaranteed they wil be caught
  • September 03 2012
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Have you had a chance to read Zillow's FAQs on scams.  You may have described more than one read flag in your experience.
  • September 03 2012
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Sounds like a scam.  Why do they not want you to see the house?  There are unfortunately, a lot of scams out there.  I would contact a Realtor in your area to help you with your search.  Good luck!
  • September 03 2012
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    What you are describing sounds very questionable. Move on to another home. This is why there are agents and title companies. It is our job to help filter out the undesirable properties.
Good luck.
  • September 02 2012
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Dont do it
  • September 02 2012
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