GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — As people relocate during the pandemic, rental and real estate scams are on the rise. With the way some people are eager to move into a new space, scammers have also found it as an opening to make their move.

Representatives at the Better Business Bureau are now offering tips to help keep people protected against fraud.

“To any other renter or homeowner out there just be extra cautious this year,” said Catherine Honeycutt with the BBB of Eastern North Carolina.

Renters are now finding themselves met with fake listings on a number of websites.

“Although these renter scams have been going on for years it’s really important especially now that you’re being watchful of these potential scams because they do seem more legitimate than ever,” said Honeycutt.

Catherine Honeycutt is the Communications Specialist at the Better Business Bureau. She says that these scammers are now…

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