If you’re looking for a rental home, the last thing you want is to fall victim to a rental scam. Scam artists like to take advantage of prospective tenants because emotions involved in the process can make people more vulnerable.
For instance, if you’re feeling excitement and enthusiasm about finding a new home, your eagerness might make you become more trusting. Scam artists also prey on renters who are in a time crunch (because of a job relocation or personal issue, for example) and are desperate to find a new place as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are ways renters can lower the likelihood of getting caught up in a rental scam. See full article here.