Please be aware of fraudulent activity
FRBO.com has had measures in place to try and identify fraudulent listings. However, we have recently been notified of several scams that have occured. These involve con artists representing themselves as home owners renting their vacation home. They send contracts and ask for a security deposit sent as a cashiers check or money order. Please report these to us. They are scams. If you have been scammed or believe there is a scam, please contact your local authorities and let us know.
Please also submit your case with The Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3). Here is there website: The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
Here are some additional resources for internet rental scams and frauds:
We have taken additional measures to verify property ownership. We now require owners to submit two of the following: Driver's license, Property Tax Bill, water bill or any other utility bill with the address of the property and the owner's name. We have deactivated all of our individual listings until we recieve the verification documents.