Zillow Advice: Renter Rights - Rentals Harassment http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate You can hire an attorney ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ You can hire an attorney on contingency but the amount is quite small for it to make sense for most attorneys to take the case, even if you were not scammed and the landlord is holding on to the deposit.<br/><br/>If this is a scam, I'm afraid you won't see the money again. But miracles do happen.<br/><br/>Raheel Shahzad, Attorney, CPA, Real Estate Agent<br/>Lombard, IL Sun, 09 Sep 2012 14:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ 2012-09-09T14:53:00Z Sounds like a scam.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ <p>Sounds like a scam.&nbsp; Did you look at the property first?&nbsp; Who showed it to you? Did you try contacting that person again?&nbsp; If you send me the address maybe I can find out some info for you.&nbsp; -John</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ 2012-09-06T11:28:00Z This almost sounds like the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ This almost sounds like the guy I dealt&nbsp; with in Iowa, posing as a minister out of the country and asked me to send money for keys and documents. I went to Iowa to check it out and the guy is selling the house not renting it; he has the same name but is not a minister. You have to follow up and be careful with some of these online rentals. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ 2012-09-06T01:48:00Z Why would keys be sent to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ Why would keys be sent to you? Why are you not getting these things in person?<br/> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ 2012-09-06T01:32:00Z You need to see what the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ You need to see what the landlord/tenant act says for your state.&nbsp; You should be able to google for your state. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ 2012-09-06T01:32:00Z "keys sent to us" suggests ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ "keys sent to us" suggests that perhaps you were scammed.&nbsp; Was the "landlord" out of the country and would send keys after you send a hefty payment? &nbsp; Were they unable to tour the property in person? &nbsp; Did you read <a href="http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Beware-of-Scams-and-Other-Internet-Fraud/">Zillow's FAQ on scams and internet fraud</a> before you got involved in the rental process?&nbsp;&nbsp; It offers a number of ways to report the scammer to the local law enforcement. <br/><br/> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ 2012-09-06T01:30:00Z You do not give enough information. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ You do not give enough information. Do you have a lease? Did you get a receipt for the $$$ you gave? Speak with an attorney Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rentals-Harassment/458767/ 2012-09-06T01:27:00Z