Tag: Scams

Are Craigslist apartment shoppers brain dead?

Are Craigslist apartment shoppers brain dead?

There are currently 26 ads on Craigslist with the phone number 312-600-7356. All of those ads are for luxury condos with identified addresses. All ...
How Trulia misleads Chicago renters

How Trulia misleads Chicago renters

Rental apartment listings at Trulia surface a bright "Contact Property" link that badly misleads renters. When you submit information via the l ...
What you can do about rental scams

What you can do about rental scams

It's a common story. A renter finds a bargain apartment on Craigslist, Trulia or another online site, communicates with a fraud artist posing as t ...
The Silver Gold Apartment short-term housing scam

The Silver Gold Apartment short-term housing scam

Not long ago I heard from one of Chicago's newer high-rises that people were arriving at the building believing they had reservations for short-term s ...
Never send a nickel to a Craigslist poster

Never send a nickel to a Craigslist poster

Craigslist posters often scrape photos from Realtor listings and use them to enhance the credibility of fraudulent offers. The most common form of ...
Trulia rental scam watch and American Realty Pros

Trulia rental scam watch and American Realty Pros

We recently wrote about Trulia's doomed efforts to cut back on apartment rental scams in its listings. The scams continue, as they always will ...
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