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July 29, 2014 - Heather Ziegler
Sellers and buyers, beware. After putting our house up for sale recently in the hands of a reputable real estate agency, we learned that some unknown
scam artist had placed our house as rental property on Craigslist. We had people stopping by the house asking to see it because they wanted to rent it. We
politely told them that the house was for sale, not for rent. They said they answered a Craigslist ad that said if they paid $600 up front they could then rent
the house for $600 per month. The for-sale sign in the yard may have stopped others from approaching us but it was still upsetting how some people try
to scam others.
Because the housing market is hungry for properties to rent, people may be willing to rent something based on an ad on Craigslist, without even seeing
the property in person. I put this up as a warning to everyone to please check and double check when answering such ads. The money you save may just
be your own!
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