Seems like not a week goes by that someone contacts us about a home for rent on Craigslist that is also on my site as a for-sale home. Just got another one just now. The scam is that someone finds a vacant listing, usually a REO foreclosure, and then lists that home for rent on Craigslist. They try to get the person interested in renting it to send them a deposit (if not more) which they’ll never see again.
If you are looking for a place for rent, I’d suggest entering in the street address in Google. My site will usually show up in the first couple of search results on the first page if the home is currently for sale in the MLS. If it does show up…BEWARE!!!