Pete Interviewed by Fox 17 / Problem Solvers

Fox 17 News contacted Pete for comments on a rental scam happening in Grand Rapids. It ran as a popular “Problem Solvers” segment on July 14, 2015:


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rental scams online are nothing new. However, a Grand Rapids realtor warns of a more sophisticated scheme. It starts with people posing as property owners or property managers.

“They’ll meet at the property. They’ll have a way to have gotten keys, made duplicates and let you in through the front door. Or they can break a window and break in just like any other theft,” Pete Bruinsma, with Grand Rapids-based Life Cycle Property Management said.

After the walk-through, the thieves take a cash deposit…

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