Next time you’re thinking of renting a home, you might want to think twice about where you’re looking.
The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about being scammed on Craigslist.
Scam artists go to realtors websites and pull pictures that help them create fake ads.
After they run the ads on Craigslist, they offer the home rentals priced below the market value. This generates a lot of interest amongst consumers — but it also puts them at risk with their money.
“It’s a bad idea to rent property without having toured it, without looking at it, without making sure it’s really what you need and want and without making sure this is the person that really owns the property,” Glenna Friedrich, BBB president, said.
Next time you think of renting property on Craigslist, you want to watch out for someone insisting everything done by email, having a distress pitch and someone asking for a wire without having paperwork done.