Most listings, of course, are legitimate. But, there have been a rash of scammers using the internet, CraigsList and email to defraud people looking for rental property. Some signs the information you’ve found is not credible:
- Request for wiring of funds via MoneyGram or Western Union.
- Request for personal information – landlords, of course, will ask for this information. But, has your contact shown you the property yet? Have you verified who you’re dealing with?
- The rental rate is too good to believe. If the price is substantially lower than other rentals, it’s likely there’s something wrong.
The Person Realty agents are here to assist you. When in doubt, come visit us or give us a call!