Craigslist removes less than half of suspicious rental listings, report says

If an affordable rental on Craigslist seems too good to be true, it probably is, according to a new study.

Craigslist removes “less than half of the suspicious listings,” according to the study, written by Damon McCoy, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at New York University, and two other professors.

McCoy said that conservatively, at least 1 to 2% of all Craigslist rental listings in the 20 cities, including New York, his team surveyed are scams. 

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