Spot a Rental Scam Before It's Too Late
- John Adams for The Atlanta Journal- Constitution April 30th, 2017
- Source: https://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-atlanta-journal-constitution/20170430/283223033034884
You're looking for a new place to live. You check out Craigslist for an apartment or a house rental listing. Yes, you've heard that scams are common on the site, but it can't really happen to you, right?
Wrong, according to researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. They say Craigslist fails to identify more than half of rental scams listings, and suspicious posts sometimes remain online as long as 20 hours before being taken down.
Is there anything you can do to make your chances of being a scam victim drop dramatically?