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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.

Coral Conch House one of the homes offered by Resort Realty. Property Management companies assure guest of accommodations when they arrive.

Coral Conch House one of the homes offered by Resort Realty. Property Management companies assure guests of accommodations when they arrive.

“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.”

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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