Finding cheap apartments for rent is a major priority for many renters in these hard economic times. Unfortunately, scammers are preying on these types of searchers.
Some tips to ensure you are not being scammed:
1) Is the price to good to be true? Use Rental Rate tools to help.
2) Are they just communicating with you via email? Red flag if they don’t want to talk to you on the phone.
3) Are they asking for a cashiers check? Don’t pay via cashiers check.
4) Have you seen the place and walked around with the Property Manager or owner.