Rent to Own Fraud Alert – Orlando FL
US Lease Option started this real estate resource center to share important information about rent to own, alternative financing, and keep hard working Americans up to date on real estate fraud. To day we sadly bring to light recent scams in our own back yard of Orlando, FL.
We first got word of incidents of fraud and scams a couple of weeks ago thanks to the hard working investigators over at Channel 9 News. They interviewed several people who say they have been scammed by a man named Kevin Williams who they found on craigslist. He had promised to find them a rent to own home with nearly $1,000 deposit supposedly going towards a down payment. However once he had the money not only did he not find them a home he took off with the money.
We hate to see this happen to anyone especially with it being preventable. If you or a loved one is considering buying a rent to own home please read and share the following articles we wrote on avoiding scams as well as special resources for planning. Don’t get taken advantage of just because you want to follow your dream of home ownership.