Realtors Getting Fake Texts, Calls from Real NAR Number
CHICAGO – Scammers can manipulate the phone system to make an incoming call appear to be coming from someone, or some association, that didn’t actually send it.
Members of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) have recently said that they’ve received phone calls and text messages from the legitimate NAR toll-free phone number: (800) 874-6500. Members who happen to have that phone number stored in their phone’s contact list could even see “National Association of Realtors” pop up instead.
However, some of these recent calls did not originate from NAR, nor, for that matter, from that phone number.
“Please share this message and be vigilant in protecting your personal information,” NAR said in a warning. “If you receive requests via phone or text originating from 800-874-6500, do not respond. If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a communication or request, please hang up and contact our Member Support team by dialing 800-874-6500 directly or email: ContactNAR@nar.realtor. You can also access Live Chat through nar.realtor’s Contact Us page.
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