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2/12/21: If you received the email below, it's a scam. It does not come from NYSCAR! Ignore and block these.

From: Kate Wills
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 8:13 AM
Subject: NYSCAR Email and Contact List

Dear NYSCAR Member,

Would you be interested in acquiring New York State Commercial Association of Realtors Email and Contact List that is Available now?

Data Field Includes: - Company Name, Web Address, Contact Name, Job Title, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Industry, SIC Code and Email Address.

Interested.? Please let me know so that I can send you counts & Cost of the lists.

Looking back to hearing from you.

Regards,
Kate Wills  | Sr. Marketing Executive

Credit reports may be off-limits in the near future for residential rentals. New York A4681, a current bill being considered in the New York Assembly, relates to rental discrimination based upon consumer credit history; prohibits a person from refusing to rent or lease or otherwise to deny to or withhold from any person or group of persons housing accommodations because of the consumer credit history of such person or persons, or to represent that any housing accommodation is not available for rental or lease when in fact it is so available; defines consumer credit history.  Track it here.

Here is another resource available to track Legislative bills in process.

Instructions for using the Broadcast Email feature for RAC NYSCAR Affiliate members in good standing are as follows:

  1. Go to https://roc.nyscar.org/.
  2. Click on the “LOGIN” tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Follow the login instructions using your email address and your last name.  Your last name is case sensitive, i.e., Jones.
  4. Click on “BROADCAST EMAILS” on the left of the screen, follow the prompts and send your email.

"Long Island Divided," is the investigative video done by Newsday that prompted the Fair Housing Disclosure.  The video is about 45 minutes but well worth watching!

Effective June 20, 2020, Regulation 19NYCRR 175.28 requires every Real Estate Licensee to provide a Fair Housing Disclosure Form  to every prospective purchaser, tenant, seller or landlord (for all types of transactions: residential, commercial, vacant land, new construction, etc.) at first substantive contact (the same as the Agency Disclosure Form). The new law requires every broker's office and branch office to post the Fair Housing Notice in an exterior window, visible to persons on the adjacent sidewalk.  Download Fair Housing Notice.

Link to the New York State Housing Discrimination Disclosure Form can be found via the following link:  NYS Housing Discrimination Disclosure Form.

Information on New York State Fair Housing can be found via the following link:  NYS Housing Information.

Go to the FTC Complaint Assistant to report scammers, and select "Rip-off's and Imposter Scams" and fill out and submit your report. To recap, on April 2, 2020, we emailed RAC NYSCAR members to alert everyone to several scam emails, supposedly from NYSCAR, offering, for a price, a listing and contact information of ~20,000 Realtors. There is a similar email scam from Bellwey Technologies, and it seems these emails are still being circulated.  RAC NYCAR recommends that you block the email senders and report these Imposter Scam/SPAM emails.