the vacation home that wasn’t
It’s rare but it does happen that Outer Banks vacationers get scammed by fake information on rental homes. This story from Brian Farrell of 13NEWS WVEC, Norfolk, gives some great tips for vacationers to avoid the scams.
“Before the rush of the major tourist season begins, police encourage visitors to make sure the people who rent them homes are people who actually have the right to rent those homes.
“Every year, we have some families show up. They’re excited to be here on their vacation, and there’s already somebody in their house, and they find out, basically, at that point that they rented into a scam,” explained Sergeant John Towler with the Kill Devil Hills Police Department.
Towler told 13News Now bogus landlords often borrow descriptions of homes from legitimate property listings.”