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

Kennith Bogan

A fraud reported out of Pa. exclusively targets authentic estate licensees. The caller says the agent missed jury obligation and, except if they pay back a fine, might drop their license.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A license fraud isn’t new, but its visual appeal in the actual estate industry may possibly be. In basic, the cons inform callers to “pay a payment or you’ll get rid of your license.”

In an article from the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, a county sheriff has documented on a new scam that instantly targets the true estate field. In accordance to an article in “Just Stated,” the association’s email publication, “The scammers assert to be calling from a precise choose or sheriff’s office environment and say that the individual has failed to present up for jury obligation, and now they must shell out a fine or danger the reduction of their real estate license.”

Sheriff

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Scam Warning: Local Association Member Doesn’t Have Sick Son

Kennith Bogan

An existing Realtor fraud asks customers to help pay out for a unwell son’s surgical procedure, but it now appears as if the ask for for help was despatched by your regional affiliation.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Minimal Manuel, Erica and Diana really don’t have to have aid – they do not exist. But Realtors® continue to acquire bogus donation requests to assistance a boy or girl with a deadly disease.

In a new twist, on the other hand, scammers have personalised the requests by producing them show up as if they are coming from a regional affiliation, alternatively than Florida Realtors® or the Countrywide Association of Realtors® (NAR).

In a edition of the newest electronic mail rip-off, a Realtor was told that a fellow member’s son was “critically ill” and “needs to be operated urgently.” It features a photo of a small child in a healthcare facility mattress and asks

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Latest Scam Comes in the Mail: Seed Packages

Kennith Bogan

Fla. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried issued a warning previous 7 days: If you get seeds in the mail that you didn’t purchase, really don’t open up them – or plant them.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Additional than 600 Floridians reported seeds showing up in the mail – seeds they did not purchase or know anything at all about. The U.S. Department of Agriculture calls it a “brushing” fraud.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried previous 7 days raised considerations about unsolicited deals of seeds bearing Chinese figures and the title China Post. The Department of Agriculture and Shopper Providers asks Floridians to report the “suspicious seed deals,” which may possibly be labeled as jewelry or some thing else.

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Overall health Inspection Assistance suggests the deals show up to be aspect of a ploy to attract phony consumer testimonials and raise on-line sales. The federal company is also

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