Vacation Rental Bookings Up 50%
- March 14, 2022
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Up and down the east coast, people who are planning to rent a vacation home near the beach…Read More
Booking direct with us via our website or a phone call can not only save money from extra booking fees, but also keeps you safe from vacation rental scams.
You’re probably familiar with the term ‘phishing’. You might even know someone who has been a victim of such scams or worse, been a victim yourself.
In the real estate industry, phishing scams are very common. Property management companies like Sea Scape Properties and property owners alike have little to no recourse in stopping scammers from using their properties to scam unsuspecting guests like yourself.
Some scammers use real listings by copying photos and descriptions from legitimate vacation rental management websites and simply change the contact information. Some don’t even bother with actual rentals. Fake listings are created for homes that might not even exist. Then, fake ads are made with enticingly low prices to get you to act fast. The goal is to get your money before you find out the truth, leaving you to show up for your vacation, with no place to stay and your money gone.
To help avoid being scammed, the Federal Trade Commission recommends following this guidelines: