Here is the name and number from the Postlets.com ad that Trulia.com picked up for this rental. By the way, the area code is for downtown Los Angeles.
Do not contact the â€œlandlordâ€ until you have read the information below.
Hallmarks of a typical on-line rental scam:
1. Rent is lower than it should be for the subject property.
2. Property cannot be seen
3. Because the owner is out of state or out of the country. Just drive by and peak in the windows.
4. Sent money (wire good funds, no personal checks) and the keys will be mailed to you.
Often accompanied by a story that the owner had to relocate suddenly and they are looking for a good family to watch over their beloved house until they returnâ€¦thus the low rent.
Also, watch out for similar scams in which the â€œlandlordâ€ wants you to fill out a rental application which provides information of a personal nature which the scammer can use to steal your identity.