||HMS Trading Post
FRAUD ALERT: Please note that HMS Trading Post is a publicly available website, and your ad will be available to the public. We have received reports of fraud attempts by ad posters as well as respondents. While we remove suspected fraudulent ads as quickly as possible, we do not screen ads before they are posted.
NOTE: Harvard Medical School does not review or verify any postings on this website
This website is open for students to post roommate opportunities as well as local landlords and real estate agents with available housing without prior registration or verification.
We strongly recommend AGAINST sending any funds to secure housing, ESPECIALLY VIA WIRE TRANSFER, prior to your absolute verification of the poster.
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RECENT WIRE TRANSFER FRAUD ALERT
July 18th 2014
In recent days there have been a number of fraudulent postings on this site. The fraudulent activity included postings by indivuduals posing as landlords of properties that do not actually exist using photos from other area apartment listing. These individuals require deposit funds sent via wire transfer, which in most cases cannot be verified or retrieved in such fraudulent events.
Harvard Medical School recommends that all respondents view any attempt to collect money by an ad poster by way of wire transfer as an attempt to defraud and immediately cease communications
Visit the Vanderbilt Hall web site for more information on HMS housing.
|Property owners wishing to post a notice of a vacancy must be in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.|
The HMS Trading Post housing bulletin board is a free listing service established solely as a courtesy to provide housing information to Harvard Medical School students, faculty, and staff. We offer one free listing per month. Only plain text listings will be accepted (no HTML). Listings are automatically deleted after thirty days. The HMS Trading Post housing service is not responsible for any errors or omissions of listings. Moreover, the Medical School is not making any representations about property owners or roommates. Any arrangements among property owners and/or roommates are made independently of the HMS Trading Post housing service. Harvard Medical School and Harvard University are not responsible for disagreements or misunderstandings that may occur between the property owner(s) and tenant(s), or between roommates, or if any party defaults or disagrees with another.
If you have any questions concerning the bulletin boards, please contact the housing office at firstname.lastname@example.org.