Saturday, September 21, 2013
New scam sifts personal information from prospective renters before showing apartments
NBC4 in Washingtin DC is reporting a scam where someone posts a below market apartment or home for rent on Criagslist without giving the address, and then demands very detailed personal information from the applicant before the apartment will even be shown. The personal information is used to make bank account withdrawals.
Legitimate rentals don’t take applicant information until showing a unit.