Property News - August 2005
Philip Suter of jmlvillas.com contacted Karen Tait
the Editor of French Property News regarding the rental scams that
jmlvillas.com clients had
been experiencing. In her editorial
she wrote" A current scam in the gîte market
involves the so-called holidaymaker paying by cheque, but 'accidentally'
overpaying. The gîte ownerpays the extra back, then finds the original
cheque bounces and surprise surprise, the 'holidaymaker' vanishes,
leaving them out of pocket.
these stories are clearly a concern, it's not so difficult to protect
yourself. Firstly, anything that seems too good to be true, usually
is too good to be true. Employ a little common sens - if people
act strangely or want to do things differently to the norm, ask
yourself why? Don't get drawn in, report anything suspicious to
the police and wait for a genuine and honest buyer."
Tait, Editor French Property News
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