SPAMS & SCAMS

Private Property South Africa
Barrie Knox-Davies

You've heard it said "It only takes one bad apple to spoil the apple cart".

So, with Private Property as the* busiest property website in South Africa* it doesn't come as a surprise that from time to time we are targeted as part of a scam campaign.

As you may know, Private Property offers landlords the opportunity to list a rental property FOR FREE on our system - this has been a service extended to the public for many years now. HOWEVER, every now and again a scam artist will use this opportunity to list a rental property and "phish" for a potential unsuspecting tenant. The converse is also true, that an unsuspecting Landlord can become the object of exploitation.

UNDERSTAND that this happens very seldom and so Private Property is going to add a few pointers to our website at strategic places to make both parties aware of this threat and in the process make both parties a little sharper when doing a deal.

We believe the service is still incredibly good value and by taking these few precautions Landlords and tenants can continue to find each other with this amazing marketing tool called the internet!

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