Trulia may not have much control over someone advertising in the forums. The best you can do is possibly flag it to bring it to Trulia's attention. The problem is that it only takes a day of being up to scam someone before the scam artist disappears.
I received a call from a person who had gotten scammed by someone using an actual rental listing by someone on Craigslist. He wanted him to meet him at the property. When the prospective renter showed up, the "landlord" did not, but called him and asked for a partial deposit of $300, to which he complied and wired the money to Florida. He never heard from him again.
Can this happen with a property on Trulia? Sure. It can happen on any property for sale on any website. Someone could even use your property, and you would never know it.
The bottom line is, never, never, never give money to someone unless you know the owner of the property, have a contract and the keys, and have entered the property to see it.
You can verify ownership of any property at the county offices.
Also, this is another excuse to look up your local Realtor, as he or she is licensed by the State, belongs to the Realtor association, and is verifiable by a license number.... more
Please send your email address to me at email@example.com and I'll provide you with a list of available rentals that meet your criteria. You can view the online pictures. Once you decide which one's you'd like to see in person, we can schedule appointments!
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Hi! I see that you are looking for a 3 bedroom. Do you have a preference as to a single or two story home and are you looking for a specific minimum on square footage?
I'd be happy to send you options.
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I live in Avon and know the market very well here, your specifications will not be a problem. Shoot me over your email address and I will get a search started for you immediately. I look forward to talking to you soon.
Century 21 Scheetz
There are about 6 properties on the west side with at least 2 bed, 1.5 bath.. These are all between $595 an $1200 per month plus deposit and some have application fees. There are more but they are over $1200 per month. If you'd like a list of all of these homes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org... more