Tandon Investigates Fraudulent Housing Listings on Craigslist

A research team at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering recently performed a study that investigated Craigslist’s failure to identify and remove up to half of its entries in a timely manner. According to the team’s research paper, 29,000 out of two million listings on the site are actually scams.

The study, conducted by Damon McCory, an assistant professor at the Tandon School of Engineering; Elaine Shi, an associate professor at Cornell University; and Youngsam Park, a PhD student at the University of Maryland, aimed to quantify the rental scam issue and also analyze the various types of scams on Craigslist.

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