As you search for a rental, please click on my profile to read my 2 blog postings here on Trulia, or simply Google this exact Phrase "RED FLAGS - RENTAL SCAMS - PUBLIC BEWARE"
If you contact an 'owner" or "property manager" & they respond to you like this. The chances that it's a scam in my opinion is 99%.
Emily S. Knell
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group