Vacant Land Scam Warning

MLS PIN has been made aware of recent scams nationally and, most recently, here in MA that involve individuals contacting a real estate professional to list a vacant lot for sale. These individuals are not the owner or authority to sell said property. Most often, these situations are for vacant land or a vacant home, and the communication is via email, text, or phone call. The legal team at the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® has shared with us essential steps that can be taken by real estate professionals for their safety and to prevent this scam from happening. Please review MAR's RECENT SCAMS WARNING blog post and view their How to Perform a Tax & Title Search video for further information on how to be diligent about legitimate leads. REALTORS® may call The MAR Legal Hotline at 800-370-5342 or email with questions or concerns.