Rental Listing Scams

RENTAL LISTING SCAMS explains that scammers often advertise rentals that don’t exist or aren’t available to trick people into sending money before they find out the truth.

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RENTAL LISTING SCAMS cautions consumers who are searching for rental property to avoid being a victim of a rental scam. Signs of scams include asking you to wire money, and asking for a security deposit before you have signed the lease. Scammers may place fake or altered ads on websites to trick consumers into sending money for a place that doesn't exist.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Federal Trade Commission
Resource Categories
Curricula, Information, Tools
Resource Type
Booklet/Pamphlet, Downloadable resources
Grade Level
College & young adult
Target Users
Student, self-directed study, Teacher, classroom or after school
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