BBB warns of home buying scam

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – The Better Business Bureau is warning against a homebuying scam that recently was brought to its attention. Area residents have complained about receiving phone calls from “Steve” who offered to buy their homes without any repairs, but none of these residents had their homes listed for sale in the first place.

“Steve” even called a colleague of the BBB and claimed to know one of their staffers. The BBB suggests exercising caution if you receive a similar call and the caller claims to know someone in your circle.

If your social media profiles are not set to private, scammers have easy access to a list of your friends and family. If you receive a suspicious call, research the phone number and refrain from sharing personal and financial information. Call your BBB or report any suspicious activity to local authorities.

Visit bbb.org for more information.

(This story was originally published on March 26, 2021)

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