Thank you, Mary:
The address is undisclosed, therefore it is impossible to determine whether or not it is for rent.
The contact person does not have an active, valid Real Estate license.
The fact that the person that is advertising this property does not have an active, valid Real Estate License is a red flag.
Many scammers have been placing fake advertisements of property for rent that they do not own and do not have a written agreement with the owner of the property to rent that property.
The scammers then take your money for the deposit and prepaid rent and disappear with your money.
This is a particularly cruel hoax because you have lost your money for the deposit and prepaid rent and you now have no place to live.
I recommend before you deal with anyone or give them any money or information that you demand to see a copy of their Real Estate License first. Also, it is required that all Real Estate Agents put their DRE License number in their advertisements. If there is no DRE number in the advertisement, then the advertisement is probably a scam.
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org