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BCSO Issues Condo Scam Warning

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The Bay County Sheriff's Office issued a warning today to alert condominium owners on Panama City Beach advertising their condos for sale or rent.

A complaint was made today by a property owner on Panama City Beach in reference to Jody L. Dobbs, also known as Dusty Dobbs. Dobbs has a history of making appointments to "look" at condominiums and alludes to the fact he may want to buy the condo. During his appointment he attempts to negotiate a free stay so he can "try" the property for the possibility of purchase. In the past, Dobbs has managed to scam lengthy "trial periods" before leaving the property without making any payment for his stay or making any purchase.

Anyone allowing Dobbs to stay at their property with the expectation of purchase is alerted to the fact Dobbs does not have the means to make large purchases and is most often transient.

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Information provided by the Bay County Sheriff's Office