"Too good to be true."
"I have yet to meet this agent in person."
To make sure, knock on the apartment door. Ask the current renter who his landlord is and when (or even if) he's planning on moving. I suspect the answers will differ from what you've been told.
Hope that helps.
There are just too many scams going on currently - you need to be extra careful. Try contacting Mark McNabb:
Paragon Real Estate Group
1400 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109
Best of luck,
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group CA DRE 01844627
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