Rental Property Scams Alert

Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public regarding house rental property scams.  People seeking a place to rent have responded to ads on social media.  Recently, two separate victims rented houses from a private party, someone portraying to be the home owner or a relative of the homeowner.  After moving into the residences, both victims later found out that they had been scammed.  The victims thought the rental agreement and receipt were legitimate.  Apparently, the scammers were showing houses that were vacant at the time.  The Sheriff’s Office recommends checking the Mohave County assessor’s page to truly identity the owner of the property and ask the owner for identification.  Assessor’s webpage:  http://www.mohavecounty.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=111

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