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Craigslist Rental Scam

Thanks to our blog reader that contacted me today about a suspect rental ad on Craigslist she found. It was advertising a Paso Robles home for rent. Problem is…that home is an REO and is listed in the MLS for sale.

This is not a new scam. Scammers find vacant REOs and try to rent them to unsuspecting people. They get the security deposit and a few months rent from a renter thinking they are the legit owner or landlord.


If you are looking to rent a home/condo, search on to see if it is listed for sale. You also want to check to see if it is in foreclosure.

I’ve contacted the listing agent to let them know about the Craigslist ad.

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile