The Real Deal Miami

Realtors’ group name used in rental scam

March 30, 2009 03:20PM

The National Association of Realtors’ name is being used in a rental scam in which renters are led to believe that NAR is acting as an intermediary and collecting deposits on units. Customers are told that NAR will collect the deposit, which is to be sent by Western Union to the United Kingdom, and will then deliver the keys to the renter. Some of the listings have been posted on Craigslist, which has had trouble tracing the original listings. TRD