WACO, Texas —

The Waco Police Department issued a warning Wednesday about people trying to sell homes they don't own through Facebook.

Police said there have been multiple cases of houses that get posted on Facebook selling groups as real estate investment properties for a low price. The people posting these homes don’t actually own them or have rights to them.

After a person interested in one of the homes contacts the scammer, the house is removed from the site and the scammer will then try to take a cash down payment. 

The person who made the post tends to tell the person contacting them to drive by and look at the house but will be “unavailable” to show the property, police said.

In one case, police found the suspect was allowed to follow the victim back to their residence to get the cash for their down payment. 

Police said to remember that when purchasing a house for sale, make sure you know the seller and that the sale is legitimate.

WARNING*** Over the last several months, detectives with our burglary unit have received multiple cases where houses are being illegally sold on Facebook and they want our community to know that THIS IS A SCAM! The way that these cases have happened is a house will get posted in Facebook Sell Groups as real-estate investment properties for a low price.

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