Unfortunately, scams are common in trulia because it is far less controlled since anyone can post on it. Be sure to flag it!
While I realize you are looking for a rental, generally, if you plan on staying somewhere long-term and you have good credit, it is often more cost effective to buy. Since 2009 I've rented my own properties and the tenants always paid more than the mortgage!
I do have a free app which is tied to the MLS that is far more accurate than trulia or zillow. You can get it by texting ROGTRC8 to 87778. At the moment it doesn't show rentals (even though it shows an option for it), but if you look at a property, it will provide you an estimated mortgage payment. You can compare that to the rent rates on open sources and see if it is more beneficial for your situation.
I wish you the best in your house hunt. Good Luck!... more