Renting Scam

Tips on avoiding renting scams

  • Never Western Union Money to someone who isn’t family or a close friend
  • If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is
  • Bad Grammar or English is a red flag
  • Out of country or out of state without a property manager is a no no
  • Never give out money or personal information before you’ve seen the apartment
  • Check the internet for other ads for the apartment and make sure the price and contact information match
  • Look at tax records
  • Beware of emails with lots of personal information especially containing information on a tragedy, volunteer work or missionary work.
  • Walk away if “Landlord” doesn’t do basic tenant screening such as a credit check – more information on tenant screening.

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