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Warnings about Labor Day Holiday rental scams

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   Law enforcers warn you to use caution if you plan to rent a vacation home online for Labor Day.

AAA projects almost 2 million people will travel to Florida for the holiday Weekend, the most since the recession.

Last week Dougherty County Police arrested Kelley Kierce.

He's accused of scamming people with social media ads for fake beach condos. 

 So far 11 victims have come forward, and investigators believe there are more.

 Real estate experts say you should only use reputable sites that show ratings from past customers. Hughey and Neuman Associate Broker Callie Hughey Walker said "That's what I always rely on. Is other people's experience.  Have they had a positive experience?  The condition of the home. The pictures match up to what it really is?  I think that's the most important thing to rely on."


 Dougherty County Police say a lot of people will look to social media for last minute bookings, and they urge you to be certain what you're getting before you send money.Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.


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