Don’t be a victim
Fraud alerts issued by government.
Agency: Island County Sheriff’s Office
Alert: Scammers are using social media websites to post false advertisements for homes for rent or sale on Whidbey Island. The scammer poses as the owner of properties but says the family had to leave the country suddenly. The scammer then asks for a check or money order for rent and a security deposit. The rent or sale price often is lower than it should be.