Rental Scam - Just a heads up to those or someone you may know that may be looking to rent a home.
I had a call today for a stranger that said they were looking for rentals and noticed a home I had listed was offered for rent and that the monthly rent was "too good to be true". ($950/mth on a $400,000 home). I said this home is not for rent. Who is offering it? She said some guy named _____ _____ (not the name of the owner) has an ad online and says that the owners were out of country and did not want to sell their home any longer and now wish to rent it and if she sent this guy the deposit he will arrange the rent papers etc.
I told the stranger that I would double check with my client and I then called the owner to make sure he in fact was not renting it out and he confirmed he had nothing to do with any renting. I called the stranger back to confirm her suspicions were true and this was a scam.
So be aware or heads up if your looking to rent. Just make sure you do your home work and it should be all good.
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