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Beware of Rental Listing Scams: How to Spot Fake Ads & Save Your Money

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Beware of rental list­ing scams! Rental scams are on the rise, and ScamTV is here to help you pro­tect your­self!

Com­mon types of rental scams include:

1. Fake Rental: Scam­mers adver­tise prop­er­ties that either don’t exist or aren’t avail­able, lur­ing poten­tial renters into a trap.
2. Hijacked Ads: Real rental ads are hijacked and repost­ed by scam­mers, using the same details to deceive vic­tims.
3. Phan­tom Rental: Scam­mers cre­ate ads for places that aren’t even up for rent or do not exist.

Watch out for red flags when look­ing for a rental. Red flags include requests for pay­ment through wired funds, cryp­tocur­ren­cy, or plat­forms like Zelle and Ven­mo. If some­thing seems too good to be true, it prob­a­bly is!

If you sus­pect a rental scam, report it to your local police, the FTC, and the FBI. Your report may pre­vent oth­ers from becom­ing vic­tims.

Learn all the tips and tricks to nav­i­gate safe­ly through the rental mar­ket. Sub­scribe to ScamTV for more videos on scam pre­ven­tion, and togeth­er, we’ll build a scam-free com­mu­ni­ty! 🏠💼🛑
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