As a former agent, this happened to me on another website. Trulia will not remove the listing unless your are the homeowner or the agent/person that posted the original listing. What I learned is there are agents from out of town (nearby areas) that get and post listings even though it's not their immediate area. The $1500. rental is an extremely low price for a home in Dix Hills, but it's possible if the agent is from out of town, they will list it at a very low price to get rid of it. The difficulty is when I tried to show the listing, the agent refuses to come to the home for access and I wasn't about to drive out of town to get the key because there is no guarantee my client was going to rent or purchase it. As a professional agent, I just showed my client something else.
In your situation, find out from the tax records, if the home is listed with a specific broker or who the homeowner is. You will know immediately if this is a scam or not.... more
Consider working with an agent or check www.mlsli.com or check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information; word of mouth, etc.... more
You can try directly contacting customer service http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/ you may also wish to report to the local authorities, or see link http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/05/rentalscam.shtm... more