The sneaky little scammers just don't want to stop...here's an example email, one I had received in the past...oh, and please note, I removed the hyperlink from the original
email for your safety!
Here's the email:
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How to File a Complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
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In the Real Estate business, we are aware of scams that may occur with listings. The most popular, bogus listings (on Craigslist for example) that state a home is for lease at a ridiculously low price. The ads look legitimate, and may even provide an email address with the actual owners name(s); but, the email goes to the scammer and not the real owner of the property. Craigslist is very proactive in assisting those who search on their site to be aware of scams and some of the things to watch for. Unfortunately, the practice continues...you can help to catch these scammers by reporting to the website you find the post on. You can also submit a complaint to the FTC:
Before You Submit a Complaint
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, collects complaints about companies, business practices, identity theft, and episodes of violence in the media.
Why: Your complaints can help us detect patterns of wrong-doing, and lead to investigations and prosecutions. The FTC enters all complaints it receives into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database that is used by thousands of civil and criminal law enforcement authorities worldwide. The FTC does not resolve individual consumer complaints.
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