Hotpads.com Advice on Rental Scams

September 24, 2008 at 11:20 pm | Posted in Tips to Avoid Scams | 1 Comment

Hotpads.com sent us the below advice on rental scams:

Most of the scams we uncover at HotPads are classic bait and switch operations.  A landlord or broker creates fake listings with great prices and locations as bait and tells potential tenants that they just missed the listed property, but can come look at any number of other properties.  This type of scam is very difficult to catch since the claimed situation is so common: legitimate brokers and landlords often receive calls about properties that have just gone off the market and legitimately suggest alternatives.

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