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"Consumers are now more aware of scams, but because scams have gotten more sophisticated, consumers are not sure they know how to avoid them," says Barbara Floyd Jones, program manager for NeighborWorks America, the nonprofit organization behind the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign rolled out in 2009 at Congress' behest.  

 

Last month we warned you about mortgage scams, this month we want to warn the renters.

 

 

Renter Scam Alert
Loan Modification Alert

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently put out an alert for online rental scams. According to the BBB, rental scammers will copy the information from a valid online listing and post it onto another site. The scammers will then send you information to fill out and ask you for money. Once they have your cash, they move onto the next victim.  

 

Some scammers are bold enough to collect rent on a property that does not belong to them. The victim is not aware of the scam until the real owner arrives to show the property.

 

According to the Federal Trade Commission(FTC), here are scam warning signs:

  • They will tell you to wire money
  • They want a security deposit or first month's rent before you've met or signed a lease
  • They say they're out of the country
  • If you are a victim of a rental scam contact the FTC, and report it to your local law enforcement agency. Contact the website where the ad was posted.
  • In Baltimore contact the Public Justice Center or St. Ambrose.  

If a rental property is advertised on a website and a realty company is listed, check on their actual company website to determine the legitimacy of the rental property.

 


People on the Move
Christina Ochoa is St. Ambrose's new staff attorney. Christina grew up in the Washington DC area and is a bilingual Spanish speaker. She attended the University of South Carolina where she received a B.S. in Criminal Justice and then pursued a law degree from the University of Baltimore School Law School. In December 2012 she was admitted to the Maryland Bar.

Staff Attorney

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Tyshai joined St. Ambrose as a Summer Youth Worker from the Mayor's Office of Employment Development. She is a rising senior at Polytechnic High School. We all were thankful for her quiet energy and capable enthusiasm and hope to continue working with her throughout the school year.