May 21, 2024


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Scam Warning: ‘Pay a Fine or Lose Your Real Estate License’

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A fraud described out of Pa. particularly targets true estate licensees. The caller says the agent missed jury obligation and, except they pay a fantastic, may reduce their license.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A license scam is not new, but its appearance in the actual estate sector could be. In standard, the scams tell callers to “pay a fee or you are going to eliminate your license.”

In an report from the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, a county sheriff has reported on a new scam that directly targets the serious estate industry. In accordance to an posting in “Just Mentioned,” the association’s e mail newsletter, “The scammers claim to be calling from a particular judge or sheriff’s business and say that the particular person has failed to show up for jury duty, and now they ought to fork out a wonderful or hazard the decline of their genuine estate license.”

Sheriff Nicholas Chimienti Jr., the sheriff of Dauphin County, Pa., says the fraud has been documented in at least several counties. “I’ve spoken with quite a few authentic estate professionals above the earlier week who have claimed remaining victims of this kind of rip-off. True estate pros are remaining specific … However, numerous men and women never report these kinds of situations.”

Resource: Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

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