by OrangeTee & Tie Pte Ltd.

Scammers targeting real estate sector by passing off as agents on platforms


Singapore, 15 Mar 2022

Scammers have been hitting home renters by impersonating as property agents, and requesting deposits even before viewing. 

OrangeTee & Tie also saw a case involving a unit put up for rent at about S$1,000. However chief executive Steven Tan noted that the agency does not know the actual sum taken during the scam.

He said: "A police report was filed. As an added measure, we took immediate steps to communicate the incident to all our salespersons, and urged our salespersons to advise their clients to remain vigilant."

He added that scammers seemed to be targeting new tenants, as they might be unfamiliar with how real estate agents work.

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