We collect a lot of data on rental scams and we find there are correlations between rental scams and large cities. A likely explanation of this is because of the substantial amount more renters and traffic that are in these larger cities. For scammers, it is a numbers game. The more renters they can get to respond to the ad, the higher their chances of completing the scam.
Below is a list of the top cities with the highest level of scam activity.