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Avoiding and Reporting Scams

Most Recent Scam Alerts

April 3, 2021: Ignore bogus Text for Gift Card or asking you to do a task for your broker. Scammers are using a new trick to steal your money and personal information: a bogus Gift Card request

Five Signs That It’s a Scam

Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid falling for one. Our Offices never communicate with agents through emails and text and rarely makes unscheduled phone calls. All of our communications are through Agent Portal and Huddle Room which is secure and safe.

Fake inquiry

Pretending to be from someone you know or work with, first they might just ask you to contact them for a task or just have an inquiry.

PRETEND to be from SUMMIT

They use technology to change the phone number that appears on your caller ID or Text. So the name and number you see might not be real. Scammers often pretend to be contacting you on behalf of SUMMIT, REALTORS® or your Broker.

there’s a PROBLEM or a PRIZE

They might say you’re in trouble with the broker. Or you owe money.

PRESSURE you to act immediately

Scammers want you to act before you have time to think. If you’re on the phone, they might tell you not to hang up so you can’t check out their story. They might threaten to arrest you, sue you, take away your real estate license.

PAY in a specific way

They often insist that you pay by sending money through a money transfer company or by putting money on a gift card and then giving them the number on the back.

STEP-1

Report scams to SUMMIT via Huddle Room or Broker Desk Hotline ONLY!

STEP-2

Don’t forward suspicious Email and Text

STEP-3

Block unwanted calls and text messages

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