BEWARE of Scammers

Scam Alert for Members

As golf courses reopen, it looks like scammers are also back in business.
Over the years, REALTORS® locally and nationwide have been targeted by a company claiming to represent local golf courses for advertising on scorecards. This week, a GAAR member was contacted by a company that has numerous complaints filed against them.
This warning is not only about this incident, but a reminder that if you chose to do business with any company, especially those that are not well-known local businesses, be sure to perform your due diligence before you sign any contracts or make any payments.
A few suggestions include:
  • Google Search any company you are not familiar with
  • Check for complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau
  • Ask your colleagues for input if you are not sure
  • Do not provide personal information or account numbers to unsolicited calls or emails 
  • Do not click on any links from unsolicited correspondence
  • And remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t
If you've been scammed, be sure to contact the Better Business Bureau.   
To learn about common scams, view Experian’s The Ultimate List of the Year's Worst Scams.