If you do respond to a "landlord" who has a rental listing posted & it sounds fishy, it just might be a scam, my blog postings show how the scammer will write back to you via email when you respond to one of their bogus ads.
Main Street Realtors
Realtor Since 1996
My name is Nima Davani, I'm a Realtor in Woodland Hills. I have been active many years and will be more than happy to assist you in any of your Real Estate needs.
My website is http://www.nimadavani.com
Please feel free to call me at 818.292.2559 and I will get you going!
Nima J Davani MBA Realtor