CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The Cape Coral Police Department received multiple reports of vacation rental scams from online sites.
Officers confirmed that in one case, a house was advertised for rent on Facebook Marketplace. When the victim contacted the person about renting the home, they were emailed a fake lease to sign and given instructions on how to wire money for rent and the security deposit through Zelle or other cash apps.
The victim was scammed out of their vacation funds, according to CCPD.
You can protect yourself from possible fraud by only renting from property management companies you have