Rental Scam

What is a Rental scam?

Rental scams often involve fake listings for apartments at lower prices to attract victims. Scammers may ask for money upfront or offer keys in exchange for payment, but they don’t actually own the property. To avoid falling victim, always visit the rental property with a trusted person before making any payments and ensure you receive a proper receipt.

Be cautious of anyone asking for money without meeting you in person, and verify the identity of individuals showing you the property by checking with neighbors or the original landlord. Avoid signing contracts or providing personal information until you’ve met the landlord face-to-face.

How can you stay safe?

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Verify the identity of the landlord or property manager, and avoid sending money or personal information before meeting them face-to-face. Never agree to a rental agreement before seeing the location.

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