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Thu Mar 17, 2016
K310587 asked:
Tue Mar 10, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Kate,

Rental scams are common here and on any site that allows the general public to post. Please be very cautious with deals that seem too good to be true. NEVER send money expecting keys back by mail. You can search the address in any search engine to see how the homes are advertised elsewhere. If one listing is much cheaper than other places, it's likely a scam.

Read the scam warning Trulia posts. I've attached a link to it below.

When you find a questionable listing please go to the More button on the listing and then hit the FLAG button on the listing page to warn Trulia and others or email it to Rentalfraud@Trulia.com.
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be aware that scams do exist; be mindful that such web sites are third party sites, so the information is fed by various sources, therefore data is not really verified. If you choose not to work with an agent of your own always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information--make certain they are who they claim to be. Never wire any money, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. For scam related information see link.
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0079-rental-listing-scams
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Wed Mar 5, 2014
Jerry Bangerter answered:
Thu Mar 18, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:
A third party can be anyone OTHER THEN THE BUYER OR SELLER.
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