April 13, 2024


Living – be prepared

Scam Warning: Local Association Member Doesn’t Have Sick Son

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An current Real estate agent fraud asks users to assistance pay out for a sick son’s operation, but it now seems as if the request for help was despatched by your regional affiliation.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Small Manuel, Erica and Diana don’t need enable – they do not exist. But Realtors® continue to acquire bogus donation requests to aid a child with a deadly sickness.

In a new twist, however, scammers have customized the requests by making them show up as if they are coming from a area affiliation, relatively than Florida Realtors® or the National Affiliation of Realtors® (NAR).

In a variation of the most current e-mail scam, a Realtor was advised that a fellow member’s son was “critically ill” and “needs to be operated urgently.” It consists of a photo of a smaller youngster in a clinic mattress and asks that donations be sent to a fundraising marketing campaign set up for that intent.

If you receive this electronic mail or a similar one, report it to the FBI’s Online Crime Grievance Heart IC3.

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