Online and Offline Rental Scam – Beware (Video)

September 12, 2008 at 8:05 pm | Posted in Local Rental Scams | Leave a comment

The Rental Scam (Local Scam):

  1. Scammer sees a for rent house on the street
  2. Scammer posts that information on Craigslist as if it was their home
  3. Scammer changes the locks on the house by breaking in
  4. Renter signs contract with scammer not knowing it is not his/her home

Avoiding these types of scams:

  1. Go to the rental companies office
  2. Check to see if rental company has a liscense
  3. Make sure landlords name is on the rental agreement
  4. Ask for references of past tenants
  5. Search on Google under their name, company name or any other type of information

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