Real Estate Agents Licensing Board (REALB) Compliance and Monitoring Officer Vinal Singh says there has been an increase in illegal agents operating on Facebook.
Singh says last month REALB forwarded three cases, suspected to be bogus agents to the Fiji Police Force for investigation.
He says the people were found advertising multiple properties on Facebook. He says the team at REALB is working hard to eradicate the bogus agents from operating illegally with potential buyers and sellers of properties in Fiji adding they have a strategy where the REALB staff are deployed after hours and in the weekends to continue surveillance on any illegal activities.
He says it has been brought to their notice that these illegal agents normally operate or increase their activities on Friday’s and Saturday’s and they believe that during these days many people spend their time on social media.
Singh says there are bogus agents who are smart enough to block REALB staff from their Facebook and deny access to what these illegal agents post on their pages, groups or personal accounts. However, he added REALB has several other ways to continue monitoring them.
REALB will have their roadshow in Lautoka next Wednesday, in Nadi on Thursday and in Sigatoka on Friday.