Rental properties I manage have been scammed using the names of the owners and tenants. I have foiled a few because I have a "For Rent" sign in the yard with my phone number listed. I also posted a listing on Craigslist noting that the property had been scammed and gave the "real" rent price and the "real" phone number.
Many scammed properties list a lower price which is "too good to be true". When on the internet looking for rental properties - it is "BUYER/TENANT BEWARE".