The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking the locals to watch out for anyone taking over vacant homes during the Republican National Convention.
Hotels are booked and authorities say the thousands of protesters will be looking for a place to stay and may become squatters at homes that have been left empty.
Sherriff's Detective Larry McKinnon says there are at least four red flags for squatters that you should watch for:
1) Numerous people suddenly moving into a vacant home or business.
2) Tents erected within backyards or uncommon areas.