Be advised that there is a new scam that involves people trying to market homes for sale as rentals. A Sunnyvale agent found her San Jose listing’s For Sale sign tossed in the backyard of the home. She had three people come through her open house this past weekend saying they saw the home advertised as a rental on the Internet. The authorities have been notified.

The California Association of REALTORS® is also alerting members of a new fraud alert relating to FBI emails. Threatening emails purportedly from the FBI and its leadership have been making the rounds recently. Please be advised that the FBI does not send threatening emails to the public. The agency uses the legal process should it want to contact a member of the public. The FBI cautions, if you receive an unsolicited email, do not open it, click on it, nor respond. If you ae a victim of Internet crime file a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov.

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