Housing Rental Scams

Searching for housing? Scams are prevalent, so be careful when you rent.

Make sure a listing is legit before you commit.

  • Never wire transfer a security deposit of first month's rent before meeting the landlord
  • Always tour or have a person you trust visit the property
  • Never pay anything before signing a lease

Report Housing Rental Scams

  • Federal Trade Commission reportfraud.ftc.gov
  • Website where fraudulent listing was posted (e.g. Craig’s List)

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