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Tips to avoid getting scammed when renting an apartment or home using craigslist or ebay

  1. The person wants to rent your property immediately but just happens to be moving from another state or country and has not yet arrived in town to meet you.
  2. The person sends you a bank check or money order for 2-3 times the amount you are asking for in a deposit.
  3. The person then asks you to hold the rental but send back the overage sent to you via wire transfer and gives you no reasonable explanation why they overpaid you on the deposit.

Don’t fall victim! If the person wants to rent your property, ensure that they are legitimate. Call references; verify with other parties that they are who they say they are. Never accept more then your asking for in a deposit and never send back a refund via wire transfer.