64% Of Renters Have Come Across a Rental Scam

November 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Posted in Rental Scams | Leave a comment

According to our most recent rentBits.com survey of 1000 renters, 64% of them said they came across an ad or received an email that they suspected to be a rental scam. 4% of the renters said they were a victim of the scam.

rental scam emails

rental scams

Top 15 Cities for Rental Scams

November 7, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Posted in Local Rental Scams | Leave a comment

At RentalScams.org, we have been keeping track of the various rental scams within the United States.  Rental scams continue to increase in volume year over year. Below is a Google graph of rental scam interest over time:

rental scams apartments and houses for rent

With that said, we wanted to see the cities that are hit with rental scams.

Below are the top 15 cities in the US for the most rental scams.

  1. San Diego, CA
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Phoenix, AZ
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. Washington, DC
  7. New York, NY
  8. Atlanta, GA
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Orlando, FL
  11. Denver, CO
  12. Austin, TX
  13. Chicago, IL
  14. Las Vegas, NV
  15. Portland, OR

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