Beware of Scams and Other Internet Fraud - Zillow Advice

Scams occur online and offline in all industries. The real estate industry is no different. Some scammers post fraudulent listings on sites such as Zillow in order to gain personal and financial information from potential buyers. If you come across any of the following information, consider it a red flag and report it immediately to the agency: long-distance inquiries, requests that you send check or money order or wire funds, requests for personal or financial information, offers to facilitate a home purchase or loan (particularly via Zillow), or typos or grammatical errors, amongst others. You should also report these requests to the Federal Trade Commission or the FBI Internet Fraud Complaint Center in addition to the respective agency. Read the full article here: http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Beware-of-Scams-and-Other-Internet-Fraud/