Looking for an apartment or house to rent? That online listing may be a scam

NBCNews,com has released an extremely resourceful guide to how one can recognize online property listings as potential scams.

Some remarkable statistics, such as “ 43 percent of those who shopped for an apartment online have encountered a bogus listing” and “5.2 million people have lost money to rental scams in the U.S.” showcase the seriousness and pervasiveness of this problem. 

By sharing the stories of renter and landlord victims of these crimes alike, one can get a clearer picture of how they can also protect themselves from being a victim in the future, as well as educate those around them. 

Read the full article at https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/looking-apartment-or-house-rent-online-listing-may-be-scam-ncna1116496.

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