If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. It sounds like a scam. Some basic rules of thumb, never rent sight unseen, never fall for the pout of town or out of country landlord, dont fall for we are only charging half price so you take good care of it trick, NEVER wire money for a rental. You can easily make sure the owner is actually the woner by reviewing the tax card in the town or city for free, most are online by typing in the address. Meet someone and ask them for ID. Be aware alot of online ads on Craigslist and here are scammers that keep coming back over and pver. Going to a local Real Estate agent who uses the MLS to search for valid rentals is one way to stay safe.