June 23, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Vacation rental scam causes nightmare for Hawaii realtors, customers

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The summer travel season is heating up and everyone is looking for a good deal, whether it is a plane ticket, rental car or place to stay. Officials are saying beware before booking, however.

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This comes as a year-long vacation rental scam that stretches from Oahu to Kauai continues to cause headaches for both realtors and customers.

The problems all started when a fake listing on Craigslist advertised a too-good-to-be-true deal. It seemed real and the scammers used the name of an actual realtor.

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