This type of issue is sadly not uncommon. While you are looking around at real estate websites it is a good idea to send the addresses to a Realtor so that they can check them out for you.
If your family is still looking for a rental home, I would be happy to help them.
I can put together a report of available homes that meet their criteria, can show them the properties and help with the application process, at absolutely no cost to them.
Send me an email if you would like me to do this...email@example.com
All the best to you and your family!
If that listing is posted on Trulia, go ahead and flag it, and trulia will remove it.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams online, on many sites...............first rule of thumb is.....if it sounds too good to be true - it isn't true!
And.......if anyone asks you to wire money, run in the opposite direction - it's a scam!
They always have a story as to why they can't meet you in person to show you the home.......all red flags that scream "Mr Tenant Beware"!!!
That was a pretty dumb scammer. You were able to pick up on it quickly.
You can report it to the police, but nothing will happen.
As for how to find a home, use a Realtor. They'll protect you from such attempted scams.
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