The Internet is a source of opportunities and threats, and dangers, especially if basic security and protection measures are not taken when browsing. The loss of information, data, trust, and money by cybercriminals is a million-dollar problem and a threat that increases every year. It is that cyber scams and attacks affect all sectors, from education, banking to the real estate world.
What are the cyber threats facing the rental industry?
The main problems that the real estate market has to solve are quite a few. Above all, the rental market is excessively vulnerable to cyber attacks. But it is not the only threat the industry faces, as online scams can take many forms.
How to avoid cyber scams in the rental of homes?
We must know if we are tenants looking for a flat to find out that the offer and the owner who makes it are real. To do this, the best we can do is use common sense and compare offers.
If an apartment has an unrealistic price of how cheap it is, the most likely is that the offer is false. We must always start from this premise and is that pirates use all kinds of traps and baits to make us believe what it is not.
However, the market dictates judgment when setting rental prices. For example, if a neighborhood’s average price is different from the offer, pay attention to the average price.
To do this, you can do it in several ways, consult an agency or agent to help you determine the average price of an area or compare in different portals between 5 and 10 homes to determine the price range of the same.
You should always try to avoid providing private data such as passwords or important information such as account number or bank details.
Cybercriminals are smarter than you think, and they use all kinds of tactics when it comes to real estate scams.