Quincy Police warn of a possible scam involving the sale and lease of property on social media.

On its Facebook page, QPD warns that scammers gather information on available houses and apartments, pretending to be realtors or the owners of the properties.

The scammers then ask that deposits or first month’s rent money be wired to them to secure the property.

Police warn that with so much information available on line, it is easy for scammers to gather information and sound like a legitimate property owner.

Buyers and renters are encouraged to contact a realtor or property owner directly when they shop for a new home or apartment.