Please click on my profile or google this phrase "RED FLAGS - RENTAL SCAMS - PUBLIC BEWARE" to read 2 articles I wrote on how to steer clear of rental scammers. They are all very much alike & once you know how to spot the scammer, you should be safer in your quest for a rental property.
I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
Emily S. Knell
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group
Short Sale Specialist - 99.9% Listing / Closing Success Ratio