Rental Scam Warning

Posted: October 20, 2017

El Dorado County is a vacation destination with its beautiful lakes and rivers, award winning wineries, Apple Hill and year-round fun in South Lake Tahoe. However, scammers have found a way to commit fraud and ruin your vacation.  That's why the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office has created the Real Estate Fraud Task Force.

In addition to South Lake Tahoe, these scammers are doing business in other areas of the county.  Don't become a victim this holiday season.  Scammers have created fake websites, reviews and have even copied other websites making their site look legitimate. Scams have included other vacation rental homes, vacant homes, and homes that are currently being lived in by the owner. Recent statistics reveal that this fraudulent criminal behavior is on the rise with losses in the millions

The video below will provide you with some "dos and don'ts" when it comes to renting your dream vacation home.