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Beware of Craigslist RENTAL Scam

Just wanted to make everyone (Concerning CraigsList) that if you get a call, or make a call, and the owner is "Far Away", DO NOT send any money or enter into negotiations.  Its an effort for get your hard earned $$.  Trust Locally!
  • May 04 2012 - Peters Township
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Online rental scam are common. Zillow has a page on avoiding scams and fraud that might be useful, but vigilance is the best defense for consumers. The FTC also has a good page on avoiding common internet scams. Hope it helps.
  • May 04 2012
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I found a website that can help avoid craigslist rental scams [deleted by Zillow moderator] for $14.95 the report will tell you who owns the house, if the owner is current on their mortgage payments. The report also indicates how much is owed on the house and how much the house is worth (this can give you an idea as to how likely the house is to being short sold or foreclosed on in the future). This is by far the best way to avoid being scammed.
  • January 26 2013
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