There are many more houses for rent scams than there are apartment for rent scams. The major reason for this is most apartments are run by large REITs and property managers. If you are an owner of a rental house and are renting out your property by owner here are some tips to help stop the possibility of having scammers repost your rental property on Craigslist or other sites.
- For photos, use a watermark. Water marked photos have a lower probability of being copied.
- Don’t share your email address within your ad
- Don’t use your personal phone number in ad, use a service that uses a toll free number instead
- Periodically check craigslist and other sites to see if your ad has been copied