You will have to use your own judgement on each rental. Try to contact the person who lists the property and try to meet with them at the house. If anyone is asking for money before the meeting it is a scam. It is normal to be charged a credit check fee when you fill up the rental application but anything in excess of it would raise a red flag for me.
it was posted as for rent on trulia! & there was another house that had been posted at 6021 blossem rd. for rent they wanted me to send them $800 cash to move in with out viewing the house! theyed send me the key! it was also recently sold! i have a feeling that someone is claming these propertys & reposting them for rent as a scam to get cash for homes that are not theres! & asking to be contacted directly!!!! is the home at 1972 kirby way actually for rent? if so is it $1,200 a month or is that a fake too?