Craigslist Not Finding Most Scam Rental Listings, Study Shows
- CBS San Francisco March 1st, 2016
- Source: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/03/01/craigslist-scam-rental-listing-study-nyu/
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.