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Be alert for scammers

Be alert for scammers

Fake “GoFundMe” campaign targets REALTORS®

 

Be on the lookout for a scam email directed to REALTOR® members from “Florida Realtors Association” subject “Tony Needs You”.

A fake “GoFundMe” campaign purports to raise money for a member’s child suffering from a rare disease.

The “Tony Needs You” email appears to come from Florida Realtors.?

Florida Realtors® did not send this email. Also, Florida Realtors® will never send a GoFundMe request to our members.

If a fake email asks for “a favor” or donation, don’t buy into it –?or any other email simply because you trust the sender.

If you receive an email from a person or organization that you can’t seem to ignore, take the following precautions:

  • Call that person or their office directly to confirm if they did, in fact, sent the email
  • Check the “from” box at the top of the email. Scammers often have a legit title in the space before the “@,” but a questionable title after the “@.”
  • Be especially wary of any email sent from a Gmail, Hotmail or other service that allows anyone to sign up for an email address.
  • If you do receive a spam email, mark it as spam with your email service provider.