HONOLULU (KHON2) — The summer travel season is heating up and everyone is looking for a good deal, whether it is a plane ticket, rental car or place to stay. Officials are saying beware before booking, however.
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This comes as a year-long vacation rental scam that stretches from Oahu to Kauai continues to cause headaches for both realtors and customers.
The problems all started when a fake listing on Craigslist advertised a too-good-to-be-true deal. It seemed real and the scammers used the name of an actual realtor.
“A text came in and it was from a young lady just berating me and telling me she’s going to sue me and all these things,” said Rick Emins, a Kauai realtor being impersonated in the scam. “I responded and said, ‘I don’t know who you are or what…