Beware of Rental Scam on Craigslist
I've been looking on Craigslist lately for a new rental and discovered this scam a couple of times. What they do is advertise a nice house for really low rent and then when you email them about it, they send you the email below. I am assuming that the Info you give will help them to steal your identity but not sure about that since I didn't click the link. I've already flagged the ads that I've seen that are doing this and also notified Craigslist but wanted to put this out there to warn people. If it seems to good to be true, it is!
Here's email they sent me:
Great to speak with you. The unit you want is available. We thought we had the unit rented to someone that we gave a walk-through to today, but now it seems that they can't get out of their current lease, so we need to keep searching. You were the second one to reach out to me. I am sure you want the exact location of the place, but my husband doesn't want me to advertise the address as a precaution. Last time we did that without being diligent, it was broken into and ripped up. As you can imagine, we want to avoid that! That is why we require you to confirm you recieved your most current credit report before we setup a walk-through.You will be responsible for cable, internet, and phone, if you decide to have these services. For the FIRST time, we are allowing pets at this property. The rental term is one year, but can be switched into a half year term if preferred. We just ask that you give us fair notice if you are moving out. When you want to come look at the place, then please visit the link below and grab your credit report. All of our tenants use this site because it is widely trusted. All you need to do is fill out the form and you get your report We aren't interested in specifics of your score, it's more of a formality to ensure you have rental history. You can get your report by CLICKING HERE Do not send me the report over mail, bring it to the tour. We'll waive your security deposit if your score is above 540+. Please let me know when you grab your report. I can then schedule you for a showing of the place.