Be Aware: Vacant Land Scam

ValleyMLS.comĀ  has received notice of an increase in vacant land scams occurring.

These scams typically involve vacant land that is owned outright. The scammer locates a property through public records, impersonates the owner, and lists the property for sale, usually as a FSBO, for a price below market value. Many of these false listings appear on third party sites, but some are listed with brokerages in order to get the listing on the MLS.
Possible red flags may include:
šŸš© The listing involves vacant land
šŸš© The seller is not local
šŸš© The seller will only sign documents remotely and will not have someone meet locally
šŸš© The seller wants to close quickly
Make sure to research the name of the seller and check their photo ID. Take additional steps to identify ownership of the land ask specific questions about property details, (hoa details, etc).
If you, or anyone else is suspicious of the above scam, please contact your local authorities.