Be sure you know who you are dealing with on Craig's List. Recently, I have been receiving a rash of phone calls about one of my listings listed as a rental on Craig's List. It is not a rental by the way. It is strictly for sale.
Someone took the information I recently posted on the MLS, Realtor.com, etc. and regurgitated the information to create this too-good-to-be-true rental opportunity. They were requesting $600 deposit with $700 a month rent but the catch was you could not see the home because the home owner was in Africa and could not show it.
Here is the scary bit; someone was posing as my client. They used my client's name in these email correspondences with these would be renters but no one was able to get a hold of this person via phone, so they called me. The smart ones called me. Who knows how many people these scammers have gotten…
Good News: From what I can tell, the advert is down. I cannot find a trace of it anywhere.
Bad News: There will be another listing they will target.
Just be cautious out there folks.