Colorado Springs Agents have been alerted of a “Phone Spoofing” scam in the area. In the instance brought to the attention of PPAR, a seller was called to set-up a private showing at a listed property by someone posing as a real member by using the agent’s number hijacked through the app. The individual posing as the agent wanted to set up a private showing with the sellers at the home. The callers did not want the listing agent to attend. The seller could have been put in a very dangerous situation if they had met the caller posing as an agent. Only through some smart actions by the seller and the listing agent was this prevented.
Unfortunately, this is happening to home owners that have their home in a property management program as well. Please be cautious and call your agent if you are contacted by someone other than your current manager or listing agent.