||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