Craigslist Not Finding Most Scam Rental Listings, Study Shows

Craigslist is not spotting more than half of the scam rental listings posted on their site, according to a new study from New York University.

Researchers at the school’s Tandon School of Engineering found the San Francisco-based online classified site caught only 47 percent of listings that they determined were fake. Scam rental listings also stay on the site for a long time, with 40 percent of those ads remaining active and not flagged for 20 hours.

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