Attention REALTORS: There’s a new scam that texts agents pretending to be their broker asking for the agent to purchase gift cards because they’re tied up at work. It will look similar to the text message shown here. Be on the look out and and report any suspicious text activity.
NOTE: When REALTORS face crimes or possible crimes occurring in connection with a real estate transaction, the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS advises the following:
- Report the incident to the proper authorities immediately.
- Send a summary of the incident to the ACAR office at firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. Make sure the summary contains as many details as possible.
- Include the name and address of who the authorities should contact if they need further information.
In those instances where ACAR receives enough information (and has not been advised by local police authorities not to) an Alert will be issued to our members.