MySmartRenter.com was featured in the April 9th, 2020 edition of the Boston Globe in a fantastic article entitled “How to protect yourself from renter fraud.” The article does an excellent job detailing the common types of rental fraud, including ways to protect oneself from it.
George Genel, CEO and founder of MySmartRenter.com, is featured in the article describing our services and the reasons tenants should use them. “We designed the app so that renters don’t have to request permission from a landlord to run a check on them,” said Genel. “A renter just needs the name of the landlord and address of the rental, then we are credentialed and compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act to pull nationally available information on someone.”
There are many great resources in this article, including ways to report fraud to the Federal Trade Commission, local law enforcement, or the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs.
Read the full article at http://realestate.boston.com/renting/2020/04/09/how-to-protect-yourself-from-renter-fraud/