Thank you for your question:
I recommend that you flag this listing as a scam so that it will be removed.
The advertised rent of $1,000 per month is less than 1/2 the Fair Market rent for this property, and is too good to be true.
These scams are used to steal the prepaid rent and deposit money of people who are desperate to rent a home.
This is a particularly cruel hoax because now the prospective renter has no place to live and has just lost their money for prepaid rent and security deposits.
Your best protection is to only deal with people who are licensed by The State of California Bureau (formerly Department) of Real Estate. Always ask anyone that you are dealing with for their BRE number and verify that number with the State of California Bureau of Real Estate to make absolutely certain that it is the license number that is issued to the person that you are dealing with and that the license is active and current.
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
Broker/Owner: The Butterfield Real Estate Firm
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Email Address: email@example.com
California Real Estate Broker license BRE#00901872