Apartment Hunting? Beware of Real Estate Rental Scams

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer watchdog, is warning that people looking for apartments or houses to rent are the target of an obnoxious scam. The scammers advertise inexpensive -- but nonexistent -- places for rent and try to get people to send a deposit sight unseen. As you can imagine, in this tight economy, low-priced rentals are in even more demand than usual, so the scam seems to be taking hold. The crooks either take a real listing and tamper with it, changing the...Full Story
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