The South Bay HOA has been alerted by a fellow homeowner that they were the target of a rental scam in the Orlando area. Please be vigilant of unwanted guests trying to enter you or your neighbors properties.
These scams operate by creating fake rental listings – potentially of high end homes – on craigslist and other social media platforms using past real estate photos and public information from the tax and property appraiser offices.
What You Can do:
- Post signage by your front door stating your home is not and will never be a rental
- File a complaint with the state attorney or the IC3
- Save all surveillance footage in case of further issues
Rental Listing Scams – https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0079-rental-listing-scams
Rise of Rental Scams – https://www.acfe.com/fraud-examiner.aspx?id=4294992310
News: Home Rental Scams Trending – https://www.wesh.com/article/home-rental-scams-trending-on-facebook/36292888