Renters Beware of Online Scams!

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The internet has created instant accessibility for its users but it has also created a new avenue for imposters. This juxtaposition has made the web an effective and yet scary rental market. For that reason, it is essential that renters take proper precautions when searching for rental properties online. Here are a list of red flags renters should be mindful of.

  • Requests to wire funds
  • Unavailability to meet someone in person
  • Long distant landlords
  • Third parties assistance/ guarantees
  • Request for financial information
  • Links to “Free Credit Reports” by a landlord
  • Requests for a code sent to your cell phone via text or phone call
  • Curiously affordable rent prices that do not compare to average rent cost in your area

Furthermore, if you happen to run across any scams for any of our properties please feel free to contact our office.

You can also contact https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1 if you have fell victim to rental scams or wish to report fraudulent activity online.

 

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Come join us at the 1st annual Beach Streets Uptown event tomorrow!

Beach Streets

June 6th, 2015 – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Beach Streets Uptown opens streets up for walking, bicycling, and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic. Known more generally as Open Streets events, similar events are now occurring across the world, and are a common way of pursuing innovative strategies to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals. The City of Long Beach, with funding from Metro, will use Beach Streets Uptown to showcase local neighborhoods, businesses, and parks, as well as local transit, health, and recreation options. The route will feature Atlantic Ave., from Wardlow Rd. to Houghton Park, and is an invitation to re imagine how we use our streets.

There are several key ways the City hopes to use Beach Streets as in invitation to think differently about our streets. “Beach Streets” is an invitation to:

  • Consider local transit when getting around. Metro and LB Transit will be great ways to get to the event without having to deal with the stress of driving and parking.
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  • Explore local businesses and services. Try a new restaurant; explore a new retail store; find a business service that suits your needs.
  • Learn about local healthy eating and recreation options via our Health Department and Parks Department.
  • Walk or bike farther than you’ve ever done so before. The event route is free of automobile traffic, and bicycle and pedestrian access to the event will be provided to and from the L.A. River and the Metro Blue Line via temporary separated bike lanes on Wardlow Rd.

In addition come enjoy the petting zoo, farmers market, a heal zone, face painting, a ballon artist, shopping, food and so much more!

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