RENTAL FRAUD SCAMS
- Rental fraud scams involve the rental of homes that the crook does not own or manage. Often the crook locates empty foreclosed properties wherein he changes the locks and advertises the property on Craigslist at below market rates;
- Crooks will collect advance rents and then vanish;
- Be alert for possible rental fraud when utilities are held in the name of a third person or when the 'landlord' insists upon being paid in cash.
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