REALTOR Safety Month Tip: Are They Who They Say They Are?

Even with the advantage of caller I.D., you can be tricked into a conversation with someone you don’t know. Scammers feed off of your reactions in order to engage you and ferret out information.

For example, a caller could claim to know you, or to have looked at property with you. Listen to your instincts. If you don’t remember the caller it is probably because you have never met. You could say something like, “We must have met at the open house on (a fictitious name) Street.” If callers say yes, end the conversation, because they are not who they claim to be.

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