FBI Reports Increase in Vacation Home Scams Online

Though there are plenty of legitimate offerings on Craigslist and Vacation Rental by Owner and HomeAway and a host of other sites, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center reports that sham vacation home offers are only the latest in a long list of online fraud operations it tracks. The center began noticing the scams last year, said Charles Pavelites, the special agent who heads the complaint center.