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Here is a helpful website http://www.RentalScams.org
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You are wise to be skeptical. Find a local agent to work with you and verify this or any other rental listing. There are scams on Trulia, Craigslist and other sites. Whatever you do, NEVER send money in the mail for keys.
Yes this is a scam.
This is designed to steal your deposit money or steal your identity.
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