Where did you see the ad for this house? Was it on-line? Was it Trulia.com or Craigslist or what? There are many, many rental scams on the internet. The chief sign of a scam is a posted rent that is just plain too low for the property. In fact, that is what draws in the victims. They send money, provide personal data and expect to get a very sweet deal in return. All they are really buying in many cases is a foolish story from the â€œlandlordâ€ and a bitter experience of loss.