Where vacation rental Scam Artists operate Miami

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Scam artists are everywhere (including Miami) but you can find more in some places than in others. Know where you may most commonly find Miami vacation rental scam artists so that you know where you need to exercise more caution.

• Their own websites

Serious scam artists will invest in their vacation rental scams(lodging Miami). Some have their own websites. Some ways to detect a scamming website is by looking at the quality of the website and checking with the Better Business Bureau.

• Free Classifieds (Very common)
Many real owners post their properties on free classified vacation rental websites such as craigslist, backpage or kijiji but so do many scam artists. Advertising on these classifieds is free and the ads are not checked or verified. Therefore, this is an easy target for scam artists.

• General vacation rental websites (Occasionally)

General vacation rental websites are a safe bet. Scams are possible since many vacation rental websites do not usually verify property ownership for rentals featured on their website. However, they usually charge owners an advertising fee with deters many scammers.

• Vacation Rental Agency Websites (Rare)

It is easier to detect the legitimacy of a company through the number of years it’s been in business, its affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce or its affiliation with the industry association.