The Alaska MLS has alerted its members to a scam being pulled in the area. Please read the notice below:
Dear Valued AK MLS Customer,
Please be aware that there seems to be a scam on certain websites that you may be advertising properties on. We’re aware of a Dr. Anthony Townsend (assumed fake name) that is advertising homes for rent and using the addresses of actual homes for sale by our customers. He’s stating that he recently moved to Africa and wants to rent his home by the renter sending him a check and then he’ll send the keys! Sounds extremely fishy but it seems that people are falling victim to his story.
The email address being used is: firstname.lastname@example.org and the telephone number is: +234-806-054-7748.
There’s not much we can do with this other than to warn you of what’s going on.
Alaska Multiple Listing Service, Inc.