Wellington-Rowell Properties would like to remind everyone to Beware of Rental Scams, especially during the holiday season, there have been reports of rental scams in the South Georgia area, so please be-careful.
These Rental Scams Potentially include:
Requests to wire funds via MoneyGram or Western Union
Most scams involve a request to wire funds. Do not wire funds to anyone you haven’t met personally. Scammers create convincing reasons why they need to deal remotely. Likewise, do not accept wire funds that you did not initiate. Wellington-Rowell does not accept nor will request you to pay via these methods!
Most scams come from users in foreign countries who claim to be interested in purchasing or renting out a home. Be wary of claims from people who are contacting you from abroad because they are missionaries, U.N. workers, or in the military. Wellington-Rowell owns the properties we rent if someone contacts you stating they are the owner, hang up and call our office at 229-219-7368.
Requests for verification codes
If you are asked to provide a code sent to your cell phone via text or phone call, this is a scam.
Requests for personal or financial information Do not provide your bank account number or Social Security Number to unknown sources. First verify it is a trusted source and then only provide this information sparingly.
Individuals claiming an affiliation with Wellington-Rowell
All emails from our company will come from the wrowell.com domain only! If someone contacts you for any information or request you to make a payment or is trying to sell / rent you a property. PLEASE feel free to call our office directly at 229-219-7368. Also currently Wellington-Rowell, LLC. ONLY rents properties in the State of Georgia (Lowndes & Lanier County)
Typos and sob stories
Emails filled with spelling and grammatical errors are usually a sign of fraud. British spelling such as “favour” instead of “favor” is also a sign of a rental scam. Messages involving stories of family or financial issues, or of agents who charge too high a premium are usually fraud.
Wellington-Rowell only accepts payment in our office (Credit Card or Check / Money Order) or Online via our secure credit card payment system. If someone contacts you for any information or request you to make a payment or is trying to sell / rent you a property in our name. PLEASE feel free to call our office directly at 229-219-7368.
Do not make any payments to anyone unless it is on our website https://www.wrowell.com/ or in our Office.