Yes that is 100% Scam.
These people do this all the time. I have had a couple of my listings posted on craigslist as a "rental" for a Crazy low price. Luckily some of the people looked up the properties and found they were listed by me and asked me about it.
Never ever send them any money or anything!!!! Unfortunately, law enforcement can't do much about these scammers. The most you could do is report the ad on craigslist.
I live in the area. If you are looking for a rental, my team would be glad to assist you!
Give me a call 630.429.4486. :)
They used my listing information and photos and posted it as rental on Craig list
and other public sites. They asked for a very low rental price so they had a lot of interest.
People that were interested asked if they could preview the house and were told
that it's a drive by only but they knocked at the door and imagine my seller's surprise...
Definitely working with a real estate professional is highly recommended .
Yes, it looks like a scam, out of country, wire money and price way better than average for the home in the area should raise red flags. The best way to avoid scams is never wire money up front and investigate if something looks too good to be true or hire a Realtor to help you with your search.
Please feel free to contact me if you need help or have any question.
Have a great day.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage