September 23, 2023


Making a New Home

Scam Warning: ‘Pay a Fine or Lose Your Real Estate License’

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A fraud documented out of Pa. specifically targets true estate licensees. The caller claims the agent skipped jury obligation and, unless they pay a fantastic, might eliminate their license.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A license scam isn’t new, but its overall look in the true estate industry may well be. In basic, the ripoffs convey to callers to “pay a charge or you’ll drop your license.”

In an write-up from the Pennsylvania Affiliation of Realtors, a county sheriff has reported on a new scam that right targets the real estate field. According to an posting in “Just Stated,” the association’s e-mail publication, “The scammers claim to be contacting from a particular judge or sheriff’s place of work and say that the human being has failed to demonstrate up for jury duty, and now they must pay back a fantastic or risk the loss of their authentic estate license.”

Sheriff Nicholas Chimienti Jr., the sheriff of Dauphin County, Pa., says the rip-off has been noted in at minimum numerous counties. “I’ve spoken with many genuine estate gurus about the previous 7 days who have noted currently being victims of this style of scam. Genuine estate pros are staying qualified … Sad to say, lots of persons in no way report these forms of cases.”

Resource: Pennsylvania Affiliation of Realtors

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