It is not safe..!! if you want to get scammed, you are going down the right path... We have had incidents in Lawrence of people paying security deposits to people in the driveway to people that don't have anything to do with the ownership of the house... all the while thinking that they are going to move in... DON'T DO IT !!
Shoot me an email on what you find, and I will be happy to at least field a couple for you... Thanks, Marty