My advice to you is to NEVER offer out your personal banking or financial information to anyone over the phone or internet. No licensed real estate agent is going to claim that he or she is currently out of town and therefore cannot meet with you but would still ask for your financials (at the home howners request). Be certain to physically meet with a realtor to preview a home or apartment in person. Only then, should you proceed to legally pursue a property. If you require any additional information or assistance, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I look forward to assisting you with all of your real estate needs.
Best of luck!
Robert Defalco Realty
Most likely these homes are not a scam. What happens sometimes is the status of a house for rent or sale may not be changed quickly so when you inquire that particular home was available at one time and recently changed. By using a realtor you get a more up to date status and we have access to ALL homes, not all homes are listed on these sites.